In computing, Ctrl+x is the key combination of the control key and a key usually labeled X. Conventionally, the key combination is produced by holding down Ctrl and X simultaneously. To avoid having to press multiple keys simultaneously, the key combination is, on some systems, entered by first pushing the control key and then the X key.
In many software applications on Windows and the X Window System Ctrl-X can be used to cut highlighted mutable text to the clipboard. On Mac OS X Cmd+X has an analogous function. The key combination was one of a handful of keyboard sequences chosen by the program designers at Xerox PARC to control text editing.
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