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I would like to know if:

  • CTRL-C copy
  • CTRL-V paste
  • CTRL-X cut
  • CTRL-B bold
  • CTRL-P print
  • CTRL-Z undo

keyboard shortcuts work on all Windows versions above '98, all Non-English Windows and on all keyboards (English, German, Chinese...)?

How universal are the Ctrl shortcuts?

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I would say yes. In german Windows versions ctrl+c+v+x+p+z is working. Im not sure about ctrl+b – Ivan Viktorovic Jan 17 '14 at 18:23
Thank you. That is helpful but I need to be 100% sure that the answer is YES for all three cases :) – mgulan Jan 17 '14 at 18:29
Those are all universal. Of course they can also be changed by software also. We can't give you a 100% answer. – Ramhound Jan 17 '14 at 18:29
Yes, I know that it can depend from program to program... but my question is related to default behavior of these shortcuts. – mgulan Jan 17 '14 at 18:32
So you want someone to test multiple keyboards in multiple different language editions of all Windows versions since 98? Probably not going to happen... Which ones have you tried already? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jan 17 '14 at 18:36
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Not very universal. Even among the same computer, different programs may treat these keys in different ways.

They are just recommended to be used this way, but each program is free to decide what its keys will do.

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