In org mode, i can not use the Ctrl+c Ctrl+c I have try to rebind it in my .emacs

(define-key org-mode-map (kbd "C-c C-c") 'org-babel-execute-src-block-maybe)

I have also try

(add-hook 'org-mode-hook
    (define (kbd "C-c C-c") 'org-babel-execute-src-block-maybe))

But when i hit the keys in a code block in org mode, nothing (the keybind is not bind to anything).

When i hit Alt+x org-babel-execute-src-block-maybe, everything works fine.

Thank you :)

EDIT: All the Ctrl+c Ctrl+c are unbind in org-mode I simply would like to rebind it to its original function.

  • What does Emacs say (both in org mode and in general) when you use C-h k C-c C-c?
    – Drew
    May 22, 2016 at 17:50
  • Nothing because it is not assigned to anything.
    – hanoo
    May 22, 2016 at 22:50
  • @hanoo By default it should it assigned to org-ctrl-c-ctrl-c in org mode buffers. May 25, 2016 at 15:45

2 Answers 2


First of all, I would like to correct my mistake in my earlier answer (now deleted).

When the point is in the source blocks, the org-src-mode-map is active.

Actually the org-src-mode-map is active in the temporary buffer that pops up after you hit C-c ' (bound to org-edit-special) when the point is in a source block like below.

#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
(message "Hi")

So please disregard my earlier answer.

Tested solution

The solution that might work for your case is to advise the org-ctrl-c-ctrl-c function. This is the function bound to C-c C-c by default in org-mode-map.

The below advice will made the org-babel-execute-src-block-maybe if the point is in an org source block when you hit C-c C-c. Otherwise, the org-ctrl-c-ctrl-c function will run as usual.

(defun my/advice-org-ctrl-c-ctrl-c (&rest args)
  "Run `org-babel-execute-src-block-maybe' if point is in an org source block."
  (let ((do-not-run-orig-fn (org-in-src-block-p)))
    (when do-not-run-orig-fn
      (call-interactively #'org-babel-execute-src-block-maybe))
(advice-add 'org-ctrl-c-ctrl-c :before-until #'my/advice-org-ctrl-c-ctrl-c)

Above solution is tested using emacs -Q (version 25.0.94) and latest build of org from its git master.


By doing this, you will be overriding the default behavior of C-c C-c in source blocks. Below is a snippet from the documentation we get on doing C-h f org-ctrl-c-ctrl-c:

  • If the cursor is on a code block, evaluate it. The variable ‘org-confirm-babel-evaluate’ can be used to control prompting before code block evaluation, by default every code block evaluation requires confirmation. Code block evaluation can be inhibited by setting ‘org-babel-no-eval-on-ctrl-c-ctrl-c’.
  • 1
    I finally did find the problem/solution, give you +1 for the help :)
    – hanoo
    May 25, 2016 at 23:04

The problem was that in my .emacs I had

(use-package ace-jump-mode
   :ensure t
   :defer t
   :bind* (("C-c SPC" . ace-jump-mode)
           ("C-c C-c SPC" . ace-jump-mode-pop-mark))
   :config (ace-jump-mode-enable-mark-sync))

The "C-c C-c" default behaviour was overridden by "C-c C-c SPC". I changed it and the default behaviour Is BACK :D. Thanks for the help

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