Updated: 05/01/2023 by Computer Hope
Apple Command key, plus sign, and the number two

Alternatively known as Cmd+2, Command+2 is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to switch to the second tab in an Internet browser or other programs with tab support. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Command+2 keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Command key, and while continuing to hold, press 2.


For this shortcut to work, use 2 above the top row keys, not on the numeric keypad.

Command+2 in macOS

In Apple's macOS, pressing Command+2 displays the items in the Finder window as a list.

Command+2 in an Internet browser

With all major Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari), pressing Command+2 switches to the second tab.

Command+2 in Microsoft PowerPoint

In Microsoft PowerPoint, pressing Command+2 switches to Slide Sorter view.

Command+2 in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, pressing Command+2 changes a line, paragraph, or all highlighted text to have double spacing.


You may also press Command+1 to set the line spacing to single, or Command+5 to set it to 1.5 spaces per line.

Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.

Cmd, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms