the Ctrl X
Imagining the Action of A Saw
Let us learn the
purpose of Ctrl X and
how to remember it.
programs everybody knows the difference between cutting &
pasting and copying & pasting. When we use ‘Ctrl’ and ‘C’ to
copy a portion of the text and using ‘Ctrl’
and ‘V’ we place the copied
text somewhere else in the document.
portion of the text that you had copied from will remain as it was on
the document before the copying process. Whereas, when you cut part of
the text using ‘Ctrl’ and ‘X’ the cut portion of the
will permanently be removed from the original position in the
In practical life when we want to cut something we
use a knife, a cutting blade or a pair of scissors. Especially
seeing the ‘Ctrl’ ‘X’ the
image that comes to mind is the action of a
When the wooden block is brought to the big saw it is then cut
into two pieces.When we use the ‘Ctrl’ ‘X’
cutting part of a text you will see a big saw working in Windows
exactly as it does in a saw mill. It is nothing
but the R portion of
the Ctrl key. Go through the pictures and see what
exactly the R in the
Once you cut X using the Ctrl key you will
see the x
shaped block being cut into two pieces.Did
you notice the X shaped block changes its shape into two V shaped
blocks ? What happens when the Ctrl X becomes a Ctrl V? .. It is then
ready for pasting.
Recalling the action in a saw
mill or simply a saw cutting an X shaped wooden block into two will
hopely help you remember which keyboard shortcut is used for cutting a
portion of the document in Windows.
So, Now you have learned the
purpose of Ctrl X shortcut!.