Can I change ctrl-D to Duplicate in Windows 10?


  1. Posts : 19
    Windoze 10 Pro
       #1

    Can I change ctrl-D to Duplicate in Windows 10?


    Hello,

    I regularly switch from Mac to Windows and back, and usually I instantly adapt to whichever system I'm using. Other than ctrl-D. On a Mac, it's 'duplicate' (eg. click on a file, hit command-D, and a duplicate appears). On Windows, it's the total, disastrous, opposite - delete. Whoever chose that obviously didn't notice that there's a 'Delete' key on the keyboard already assigned to this - I hope they got fired for that bizarre error. I can only assume it'll get bug-fixed in version 1.01 of Windows . Anyway - to the point - is there an easy way to tweak the registry or something to fix this?

    Many thanks in advance for any suggestions!

    ~ Paul
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 12,485
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    Using different OSes brings into play different features, it's just the way competition works, gives users different ways to accomplish the same things. At least the Ctrl+D of Windows sends the deleting item directly to the Recycle Bin without the message to confirm one wants to do it, can recover it.
    [Using Shift + Delete bypasses the Recycle Bin for more-or-less permanent deletion.]
    I used to have a MacBook Pro but can't recall if it was the Control/Command key or the Option key that was used in combination with another.
      My Computers


 

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