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Why does Ctrl + V not paste in Bash (Linux shell)?

When I copy something to the clipboard and press Ctrl + V in Bash, nothing happens; However, right clicking and selecting Paste does the job. Why? Is there any reasonable issue (I'm sure there is) ...
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Emulating the right Ctrl key on MacBook Pro keyboard lacking an actual right Ctrl key

I need to use the right Ctrl key in a certain application, but my keyboard doesn't have one. The left Ctrl key has an entirely different function in this case. How can I emulate the right Ctrl key, ...
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What are the origins of the control and alt keys?

Crtl and alt have become common place on just about any computer keyboard sold anywhere in the world (I even saw a picture of them on a typewriter...). But what were these sacred modifier keys first ...
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How can I switch the function and control keys on my laptop?

I have an ASUS X51R laptop and the left function/control keys are swapped as shown in the picture below? Is there some way to remap these keys so that CTRL is on the far left as on a standard ...
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Control key not working on laptop with Windows 7

All of a sudden the Ctrl key on my laptop stopped working. After a lot of googling I found a solution on a forum: Pressing AltCtrlFn. This seems to work, but after 15 minutes, the Ctrl key stops ...