I want to bind C-return to org-insert-item

  (global-set-key (kbd "<C-return>") 'org-insert-item)

When restart emacs, it does not work

consult to describe-key it still return the default key sequence.

<C-return> runs the command cua-set-rectangle-mark (found in
cua-global-keymap), which is an interactive autoloaded Lisp function
in ‘cua-rect.el’.

It is bound to <C-return>.

[Arg list not available until function definition is loaded.]

Start rectangle at mouse click position.

What's the problem with my key binding?


1 Answer 1


You are with cua-mode activated.

This global minor mode binds <C-return> to cua-set-rectangle-mark.

Probably you are activating it in your init file.

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