Control-Y is a common computer command. It is generated by pressing the Y Key at the same time as the Control key on most Computer Keyboards. In graphical user interface environments that use the control key to control the active program, control-Y is often used to redo actions.
Control+Yis mapped to "delete line" in the WordStar word processor for CP/M and MS-DOS. In the 1980s, many text editors and word processors mimicked the WordStar command set, making Control+Y a common synonym for "delete line."
In specific applications
In SAPgui Control+Y enters block-select mode, allowing the user to select text from a fixed-width text output such as an ABAP report. The mouse cursor turns into a cross-hair and the user can drag it across some text in order to select it (text in reports is not selectable across vertical text lines in SAPGui).
- WordStar Reference Card. archive.org. San Rafael, CA: MicroPro. June 1980.
- Apple Shortcut Key Standards
- Yanking - GNU Emacs Manual
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