System i / AS400 Client Access Copy and Paste with CTRL-C and CTRL-V

I find I do a lot of copying and pasting when I am working on our System i / AS400.  The default behavior for doing this in Client Access is to use the options in the Edit menu, however, mapping the CTRL-C and CTRL-V keys makes for a much better experience.

  • Within Client Access select Edit => Preference => Keyboard
  • On the “Keyboard Setup” windows select “Customize” at the bottom
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Copy CTRL-C

  • In the “Select a Key” section select the letter “c” 
  • In the “Select a Key-Action” section use the “Function” drop-down to select “Edit Copy”
  • In the “Change Current Action for Select Key” section click the arrow button to the left of “Ctrl” to replace the default action of [center text] with [edit-copy]
  • Select file =>Save
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Copy CTRL-V

  • In the “Select a Key” section select the letter “v” 
  • In the “Select a Key-Action” section use the “Function” drop-down to select “Edit Paste”
  • In the “Change Current Action for Select Key” section click the arrow button to the left of “Ctrl” to replace the default action of [pass] with [edit-paste]
  • Select file =>Save
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8 thoughts on “System i / AS400 Client Access Copy and Paste with CTRL-C and CTRL-V”

  1. Hello,

    Is there any way to combinate two action in one step?
    For example [edit paste] and [end of line]
    (to get the cursor end of the line after paste)

    Thank you in advance.

    Reply

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