Is Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V the best keyboard combination ever?

While working through a technical issue with an email template recently, we were having issues substituting a variable for a placeholder in the template. After banging our heads against the wall for a while and confirming that we couldn’t substitute the way we wanted, we deferred to the old standby to accomplish our goal: Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V.

Is there a more handy key combination in Windows or Mac than the old Copy/Paste simplicity of Ctrl +C, Ctrl + V? Does it pain you to watch someone right-click and choose Copy or Paste or to use the menu or toolbar options to perform this ubiquitous bit of handiness? Should children be taught in pre-school–even before they can read–the utility of Ctrl +C, Ctrl + V?

Chime in with your thoughts on other handy keyboard combinations in your world. Don’t forget to copy and paste!

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