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stanleystf

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When I want to copy text/files, CMD+C doesn't work for copying. However, when I right-click and choose copy, CMD+V works for pasting.

So, why is cmd+c not working while cmd+v works?

I went to preferences and added cmd+c to shortcuts but still it doesn't work.

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iStorm

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The Copy shortcut (⌘C) is standard functionality, so no custom shortcut should be needed. (I would delete it.) What is displayed as the shortcut for Copy in the Edit menu, and is the menu option selectable or grayed out when you have this issue?

The second thing is that the shortcut you created is incorrect even though it shouldn't be needed. It needs to be exactly as it appears in the menu (case-sensitive). So for your example, you need to do "Copy" or "Edit->Copy" to be more specific.

However, a custom Copy shortcut (i.e. ⌃C) won't work in Finder because when you select a file or several files, the text for the Copy menu item changes to something like "Copy Receipt.pdf" or "Copy 3 Items". That doesn't match the "Copy" custom shortcut, and therefore would still use the default ⌘C shortcut.

Here's a guide on how to create custom shortcuts if interested.
 
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stanleystf

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What is displayed as the shortcut for Copy in the Edit menu, and is the menu option selectable or grayed out when you have this issue?
Where is that? I can't find it!

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I checked also with a Bluetooth keyboard. command+c does nothing in my macbook!
 

stanleystf

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Where exactly ⌘C doesn’t work?
When I select a text in Word and want to copy it somewhere else.

Although ⌘V works for pasting text (if I right click and copy).

If somehow ⌘C has been disabled, where I can enable it?
 

bogdanw

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In your second image above, you have modified the key for Control to be Command. Restore the default values.
 
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stanleystf

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That isn't the Edit menu for Word. It should look similar to bogdanw's screenshot, or mine below. Make sure Word is the active window and displays "Word" on the left side of the menu bar (not grayed out either). That could be your problem all along. If Word isn't the active app, it's not going to copy from Word.

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It's not just Word. I want it to work in all text editors, which it doesn't.
 

stanleystf

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I found the problem! There was keyboard shortcut with C in a dictionary I use that conflicted with that. I disabled it and command+C works now.
 
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