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BUG: CONTROL+C, CONTROL+X, & CONTROL+V Don't Always Work

This article was previously published under Q117922
SYMPTOMS
The FoxPro for Windows and MS-DOS shortcut keys that use the CONTROL (CTRL)key combined with C, X, or V for copying, cutting, and pasting don't workin all areas of FoxPro for Macintosh.
WORKAROUND
Use the COMMAND key instead of the CONTROL key for these shortcuts. (TheCOMMAND key usually has the picture of the Apple logo and a clover-leaf onit).

The CONTROL key is not the standard modifier key for these actions on theMacintosh, the COMMAND key is. Hence, the COMMAND key can be used in moreplaces.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FoxPro versions 2.5b and2.5c for Macintosh.
MORE INFORMATION
In FoxPro for Windows and MS-DOS, the CTRL shortcut key combinations workconsistently in all components to copy, cut, or paste objects and text. Thekey combination CTRL+C performs a copy, CTRL+X performs a cut, and CTRL+Vperforms a paste operation.

The SET KEYCOMP setting has no effect on this behavior.

Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. In the Command window, type MODIFY FILE.
  2. In the "Untitled" file window, type TEST then select it.
  3. Press CONTROL+C to copy the selection.
  4. From the File menu, choose Save As.
  5. In the Save Document As text box, press CONTROL+V.
Note that a hollow box appears on the screen, rather than the text copiedin step 3. However, pressing COMMAND+V will paste "TEST" into the SaveDocument As text box.
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Article ID: 117922 - Last Review: 11/17/2003 16:59:34 - Revision: 2.1

Microsoft FoxPro 2.5b for Macintosh, Microsoft Visual FoxPro 2.5c for Macintosh, Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0b for Macintosh

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