I find it annoying that I have to highlight a given piece of text and then press CMD +C to copy it into the buffer.

I want to be able to copy text by simply pressing CMD +C, which would copy the whole line on which my cursor is placed.

How do I accomplish this?

  • Are you talking about a specific app? Most apps don’t use ctrl/c, but Cmd/c. That aside, how are you expecting any app to be able to distinguish when you want to copy a whole line, or just part of one? – Tetsujin Oct 17 '19 at 13:35
  • sorry, i meant Cmd/c. And I want to copy a whole line by default. – nz_21 Oct 17 '19 at 14:08

The closest to what you are looking for is triple-click on the line and CMD+C that highlights and copy the whole line.

On certain code editors a piece of text is copied just by highlighting it.

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    Why is this down voted? It is correct and is easy to use if you have 'tap to click' set on your mouse/trackpad. – Gilby Oct 22 '19 at 22:43

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