MPS 2019.3 Help

Cut, Copy, Paste

Apart from standard cut, copy, and paste operations, you can copy file paths, symbol references, and so on. When pasting, you can optionally choose items from clipboard history and automatically apply formatting rules.

Cut line or selection

  1. Set the caret anywhere in the line to cut the whole line, or make a selection to cut.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • From the main menu, choose Edit | Cut.

    • Press Ctrl+X.

    • Click Cut Cut on the toolbar.

Copy line or selection

  1. Set the caret anywhere in the line to copy the whole line, or make a selection to copy.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • From the main menu, choose Edit | Copy.

    • Press Ctrl+C.

    • Click Copy Copy on the toolbar.

Paste the last clipboard entry

  • Set the caret to the place where you want to paste the last clipboard entry or select a code block that you want to replace with the clipboard entry.

  • Do one of the following:

    • From the main menu, choose Edit | Paste.

    • Press Ctrl+V.

    • Click Paste Paste on the toolbar.

Alternatively to pasting with the selected formatting preference, you can insert the clipboard entry with its original formatting.

Paste the last clipboard entry with original formatting

  1. Set the caret to the place where you want to paste the last clipboard entry or select a code block that you want to replace with the clipboard entry.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • From the main menu, choose Edit | Paste Simple.

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+V.

You can also access your clipboard history and quickly paste any of the recent items copied to the clipboard. MPS starts recording copied items to its clipboard history as soon as you start it and clears the history when you close it. The number of clipboard history entries is customizable with the Maximum number of contents to keep in clipboard preference on the Editor | General page of MPS settings Ctrl+Alt+S. When the specified number is exceeded, the oldest entry is removed from the history.

Paste specific entry from the clipboard history

  1. Set the caret to the place where you want to paste the last clipboard entry or select a code block that you want to replace with the clipboard entry.

  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+V or choose Edit | Paste from History from the main menu.

  3. In the Choose Content to Paste dialog, you can choose one of the recent clipboard entries and preview it.

  4. Click Paste or Pate without formatting to paste the desired entry in a corresponding way. Alternatively, press a mnemonic key displayed next to the desired entry to quickly insert it.

Last modified: 4 February 2020