15.8 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 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. The table realigns
even if automatic table editor is turned off.
- If point is on a ‘TBLFM’ keyword, re-apply the formulas to the
- 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
- If point is on the ‘#+BEGIN’ line of a dynamic block, the block is
- If point is at a timestamp, fix the day name in the timestamp.