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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10 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
  2. Hi, i have a problem.
    The ctrl + v command gives the following error:
    “You attempted to enter a graphic charcter that is not available. This character may not be in the Base Character Set. Do not select the symbol that caused the indicator to appear”

    And this error show up regardless of what i’m copying or where i’m copying it from.

    Any idea on how to solve this?

    Thx

    Reply

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