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[Solved] Android Studio undo (Ctrl-Z) / redo (Ctrl-Y) not working

I’ve just moved from Eclipse to Android Studio and am finding really weird behaviour when I try to do Ctrl+Z / Ctrl+Y to undo/redo code changes.

It hard to describe what happens exactly, but the end result is that I usually end up just losing my code and having to type it back in from memory…

The ‘undo’ and ‘redo’ buttons in the IDE do seem to work fine, so maybe something is wrong with my shortcut keys (which would be surprising as I should just have a standard installation / setup).

Can anyone advise what to do, so Ctrl and Z / Ctrl+Y will work in the expected manner.

Solution #1:

With the help of this answer, I have worked it out…

  1. Go into Settings (Ctrl+Alt + S)
  2. Type Redo in the search box.
  3. Double-click on the Redo result
  4. Select Add Keyboard Shortcut
  5. Press Ctrl+Y
  6. Click OK
  7. Click OK

Solution #2:

To undo an action, do one of the following:

On the MainMenu, choose Edit | Undo.
Press Ctrl+Z

To redo an action, do one of the following:

On the Main menu, choose Edit | Redo.
Press Ctrl+Shift+Z

Respondent: Areeb Mahmood

Solution #3:

ctrl+Y deletes line by default in Android.
If you want to change this behaviour, go to Keymap under Settings and set your desired shortcut for Redo action

By the way, the same question: how to configure intelliJ/Android Studio redo action for CTRL+Y instead of CTRL+Shift+Z

Respondent: Vitaly Zinchenko

Solution #4:

You can try this one. It is simple and default:
(CTRL + Z)
This is for undo.
Just press (CTRL + SHIFT + Z) for redo.
(CTRL + Y) it has individual task. So it would be better if you don’t bother this one.

1. CTRL + Z -> Undo
2. CTRL + SHIFT + Z -> Redo
3. CTRL + Y -> Delete line

Happy Coding

Respondent: Mafujul

Solution #5:

CTRL + Z works fine and undo the work but CTRL + Y is a bit messy combo.
Unlike most software CTRL + Y here doesn’t mean redo but its infact a shortcut to delete the entire line, hence you loose your code.
So if you wanna REDO use CTRL + SHIFT+Z(as already told above) or change keymapping.

Respondent: Ekamjit Singh

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