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I just installed Mathematica 10 on Windows 7 today. Everything works fine, except the shortcut Ctrl+V doesn't paste, it opens the "Find and Replace" dialog. I tried Ctrl+F, it also opens the "Find and Replace" dialog.

To make things clear, the wired thing is:

Ctrl-V -> "Find and Replace"
Ctrl-F -> "Find and Replace"

Do I need to set anything in order to let Ctrl+V behave normally? Or how to fix it?

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  • $\begingroup$ Is this a bad installation? I've used version 10 on Windows before, and was able to copy and paste as I always have. $\endgroup$ – Jason B. Jan 29 '15 at 14:28
  • $\begingroup$ Do you switch between different keyboards layouts? I think this is a known issue (see e.g. here) and unfortunately seems to persist even in 10.0.2, but if one knows the source one can at least try to avoid these changes... $\endgroup$ – Albert Retey Jan 29 '15 at 14:51
  • $\begingroup$ Just a now about the comment above: I was confused and did make the test with the wrong version (10.0.1). I just tried the correct version (10.0.2) and there could not reproduce the problem, so there is no evidence that it still exists in 10.0.2 $\endgroup$ – Albert Retey Jan 29 '15 at 16:46
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All of the instances I have heard of this issue was pre 10.0.2. If you haven't already, you should update.

If this is happening in 10.0.2, you should contact tech support.

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I've never tried this but probably you can change those keyboard shortcuts just editing the MenuSetup.tr. Copy the file:

$InstallationDirectory/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/TextResources/Macintosh/MenuSetup.tr

and put it into:

$UserBaseDirectory/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/TextResources/Macintosh/

There you can search the Paste and Find lines, and exchange their MenuKey:

MenuItem["Paste", FrontEnd`Paste[Automatic], MenuKey["v", Modifiers->{"Command"}]]

MenuItem["Find...", KernelExecute[If[CurrentValue["PluginEnabled"], FrontEndTokenExecute[InputNotebook[], "FindExpression"], FrontEnd`DialogOpen["Find.nb", True]]], MenuEvaluator -> "System", MenuKey["f", Modifiers->{"Command"}]]

As you are a Windows user, probably you will have to change Macintosh->Windows in the path. I guess then you will have to restart Mathematica, but as I told you, i've never tried it before.

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