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16.7 The Very Busy C-c C-c Key

The C-c C-c key in Org serves many purposes depending on the context. It is probably the most over-worked, multi-purpose key combination in Org. Its uses are well documented throughout this manual, but here is a consolidated list for easy reference.

  • If column view (see Column View) is on, exit column view.
  • If any highlights shown in the buffer from the creation of a sparse tree, or from clock display, remove such highlights.
  • If point is in one of the special ‘KEYWORD’ lines, scan the buffer for these lines and update the information. Also reset the Org file cache used to temporary store the contents of URLs used as values for keywords like ‘SETUPFILE’.
  • If point is inside a table, realign the table.
  • If point is on a ‘TBLFM’ keyword, re-apply the formulas to the entire table.
  • If the current buffer is a capture buffer, close the note and file it. With a prefix argument, also jump to the target location after saving the note.
  • If point is on a ‘<<<target>>>’, update radio targets and corresponding links in this buffer.
  • If point is on a property line or at the start or end of a property drawer, offer property commands.
  • If point is at a footnote reference, go to the corresponding definition, and vice versa.
  • If point is on a statistics cookie, update it.
  • If point is in a plain list item with a checkbox, toggle the status of the checkbox.
  • If point is on a numbered item in a plain list, renumber the ordered list.
  • If point is on the ‘#+BEGIN’ line of a dynamic block, the block is updated.
  • If point is at a timestamp, fix the day name in the timestamp.