Cua-mode allows one to use ‘C-v’, ‘C-c’, and ‘C-x’ to paste, copy, and cut the region.

From EmacsWiki: Cua Mode:

Cua-mode allows one to use ‘C-v’, ‘C-c’, and ‘C-x’ to paste, copy, and cut the region. Since this conflicts with very important keybindings in Emacs, these CUA bindings are only active when the mark is active. The package does a whole lot more, too: ‘C-z’ to undo, Shift-movement to select, and it includes support for rectangular regions (‘C-RET’ and arrow keys instead of using the C-x r …’ keys) and registers (instead of using the register commands), and it uses’ and `S-’ to indent and outdent the region. As you can see, it is very powerful!

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