Updated: 12/31/2020 by Computer Hope
Apple Command key, plus sign, and the letter K

Alternatively called Cmd+K, Command+K is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to insert a hyperlink in a program. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.


On Windows computers, the most similar keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+K.

How to use the Command+K keyboard shortcut

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


On Apple computer keyboards, the Cmd+key is labeled as "command."

Command+K in macOS

In Apple's operating system, macOS, the Command+K keyboard opens the Connect to Server window.

Command+K in an Internet browser

In Google Chrome, the Command+K keyboard shortcut focuses on the omnibox. It does not currently have a function in other browsers.

Command+K in Excel and other spreadsheet programs

In Microsoft Excel, the Command+K keyboard shortcut inserts a hyperlink in the active cell or location.

Command+K in Microsoft PowerPoint

In Microsoft PowerPoint, the Command+K keyboard shortcut inserts a hyperlink into the current slide or object.

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

Cmd, Hyperlink, K, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms