One of the things I really like about elementary OS it their Pantheon Terminal. It has very nice coloring, the ability to use tabs, in Freya there are system notifications for finished Terminal tasks and so on. Now there’s a feature/change coming in Terminal. If there is some text selected and you press Ctrl+C it will copy the selected text to clipboard. If no text is selected the default behavior will be applied (end process signal will be sent).

Screenshot of a pre-beta version of elementary OS Freya.

Screenshot of a pre-beta version of elementary OS Freya.

At first I thought it’s an unnecessary change, as it’s already possible to select text by pressing Ctrl+Shift+C in Terminal but then I remembered having missed Ctrl+C (and Ctrl+V) functionality back when I first used Linux. Elementary developers are also aware that some people will not be happy with this change that’s why there will be a new gsettings key at org.pantheon.terminal.natural-copy-paste where one can disable this behavior.