Windows 10: Undo and Redo Shortcuts Ctrl Z and Ctrl Y NOT WORKING

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  1. loll0llol Win User

    Undo and Redo Shortcuts Ctrl Z and Ctrl Y NOT WORKING


    Hello,


    As the title says, I'm not sure how and when the issue started but it was noticed recently. It affects the windows system as a whole as well as all application software.


    Help is appreciated. Thanks

    :)
     
  2. neilpzz Win User

    Files Went Missing After CTRL+Z, Still Missing After CTRL+Y Undo and Redo Shortcuts Ctrl Z and Ctrl Y NOT WORKING :(

    I've never used these shortcut commands in File Explorer but I see it does exactly what you describe. I think this needs to be reported in Feedback. I have XP in a Virtual Machine and Windows Explorer doesn't seem to respond to those commands and I've never
    used them before. Searching the web they appear to be program commands and not File Explorer commands. (although if they are not supposed to be used in File Explorer then it shouldn't respond at all to the keys)

    [edit]

    I found this for Windows 10, so I don't know why Ctrl +Z is removing the folder.

    Ctrl+Y : Redo the ‘Undo’ action.

    Ctrl+Z : Undo any action

    Tried again using two folders and dragging a file from one folder to another and using Ctrl +Z does indeed undo the drag action. So not sure what is happening on your setup.
     
  3. Ctrl+Shift+Z shortcut unassignable

    Here are the quick answers to your questions, and following, a more develop explanations.

    1. Ctrl+Shift+Z is an already existing basic, known shortcut in all Adobe softwares for the "Redo" action. I am trying to use it and it’s not doing anything. Ctrl+Alt+V is a shortcut I am trying to assign to an action in the ebook conversion software Sigil.

    2. Ctrl+Shift+Z for the already existing shortcut of the "Redo" action in Adobe softwares. Ctrl+Alt+V to a specific function in Sigil.

    3. Ctrl+Shift+Z in all the Adobe Creative Suite, Ctrl+Alt+V in Sigil.

    Actually the issue happened when I started my work on InDesign yesterday. As you must know, Ctrl+Shift+Z is a very common, basic shortcut for the "Redo" action. After that, I opened up Sigil and tried to assign Ctrl+Alt+V to a certain action, which is the
    setting I put previously in my old laptop using Windows 8.

    Then, when I noticed both didn’t work, I opened a software that makes me able to remap my keyboard and assign new keystrokes, key combinations, or even macro, to a single key (SteelSeries software going with my MSI gaming laptop), and tried different key
    combinations. I saw that Ctrl+Shift+A was fully detected for exemple, but if I press Ctrl+Shift+Z or Ctrl+Alt+V, the software only detects Ctrl+Shift or Ctrl+Alt, and not the letter going to it.

    Here is a screenshot of some tests I did in the SteelSeries software, testing key combinations. I tried Ctrl+Shift combined with respectively those letters, in this order: w / x / y / z

    As you can see, the combinations with the W and with the Y are detected, but with the X and the Z, they aren’t. And if I tried to assigned as shortcut the combinations with the X and the Z in any software, they are also not detected.


    Undo and Redo Shortcuts Ctrl Z and Ctrl Y NOT WORKING 07108b44-c72c-41d9-b68b-4df4631b0164.png


    Also, Ctrl+Alt+V is not detected anywhere as mentioned, but Shift+Ctrl+V is detected. Ctrl+Alt+Z and +X are also not detected. But any letter with only Ctrl, only Shift or only Alt are detected.

    So the issue is happening in multiple softwares and seems to come from some letters not being detected when used in combination with Ctrl+Shift or Ctrl+Alt. Very weird.... I hope my explanations are clear.
     
    AnnabelleViau, May 22, 2020 at 10:37 AM
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  4. _Roach Win User

    Undo and Redo Shortcuts Ctrl Z and Ctrl Y NOT WORKING

    Ctrl+Z not working in any application Windows 10

    Ctrl+Z (undo) doesn't work in any application. I.E., doesn't work in ms paint, notepad, etc.

    I don't think it's a hardware issue because ctrl+c etc work, just ctrl+z doesn't work. Also, I was able to manually use Ctrl+Z as shortcuts in other applications. I tried making Ctrl+Z the shortcut for GeForce Experience Overlay and it worked fine.

    Any suggestions on how to find which application might be hijacking ctrl+z?

    Could it be a registry issue?

    Did this hotkey lose priority somehow?

    I tried starting in safe mode / clean boot and it didn't help.
     
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