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MSTme

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does anyone know the reasoning behind choosing 'ctrl+V' for the command to 'paste'? Why 'V'????
 
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ctrl P = print's and my guess is view what's copied but who knows. That's the best I can do, but it was an interesting question.:D
 
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Actually, since Ctrl+Z is undo, Ctrl+X is Cut, Ctrl+C is Copy, then the next letter on the keyboard is V, so maybe that's why?!
 

Anne Troy

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Hmmm. Off the top of my head, and in MS, but not in ALL programs:

Ctrl + Description

a Select All
b Bold
c Copy to the clipboard
d Duplicate graphic or format font
e Center
f Find
g Go to (also F5 key)
h Find/Replace
i Italicize
j Full justify
k Open?
l Left justify
m Indent
n New document/window/file
o Open file
p Print
q Revert to normal format
r Right justify
s Save file (also F12 key)
t Hanging indent
u Underline
v Paste (also Shift-Insert)
w Close file
x Cut to the clipboard
y Redo last command (also F4 key)
z Undo (you can't do this in real life)
 
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I'm inclined to agree with RandyG on this one. When you depress CTRL-C to copy to the clipboard it's easy for us 'hunt & peckers' to simply move our stubby little index finger over to the 'V' key to paste.
 
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