How to enable Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V in WSL?

Thankfully Windows 10 supports Linux as a subsystem!

To copy-paste text between your WSL terminal and other text editors, you can enable keyboard shortcut keys as follows (Control + Key)

Enabling Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V

  • Open your WSL Terminal Window
  • Right Click on the title bar
  • Click on Properties menu
  • Under Options, Tick the Use Ctrl+Shift+C/V as Copy/Paste

You would be able to Copy and Paste as follows

  • To Copy: Ctrl + Shift + C
  • To Paste: Ctrl + Shift + V

This is tested on Windows 10, Ubuntu bash terminal.