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

From: Rich Lafferty <rich_at_alcor.concordia.ca>
Date: Fri Feb 23 12:23:03 2001

On Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 08:32:08AM -0600, John Foust (jfoust_at_threedee.com) wrote:
> 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
> >programs.
> 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.

I've an Apple Extended Keyboard II with an overlay for the function
keys that reads "HELP CUT COPY PASTE" for F1 through F4. But I
remember using Macs of the same vintage as that keyboard using zxcv to
cut, paste, etc.


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