Who was first with ^Z^X^C^V editing shortcuts?

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Fri Feb 23 08:32:08 2001

At 11:09 PM 2/22/01 -0800, Edwin P. Groot wrote:
> My bets are Microsoft stole it from Apple. I don't recall this from
>WordStar, with its myriad of Ctrl key combinations. One problem with ^C in
>CP/M and DOS is they would promptly take you to the OS prompt from most

That's an interesting question. Don't forget, Microsoft was and
still is a key developer for the Mac. There are plenty of Word
users on the Mac. My memory is that these keys were working
in Win 3.1, but I also existed on the Mac with cloverleaf instead
of control, of course. That sequence is in my Mac Word 5.0 from
December 1991, for example. I started seriously using and developing
under Windows 2.0, although I probably experimented with 1.x.

- John
Received on Fri Feb 23 2001 - 08:32:08 GMT

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