Updated: 12/30/2021 by Computer Hope
Apple Command key, plus sign, and the letter R

Alternatively written Cmd+R, Command+R is a keyboard shortcut to refresh the page in an Internet browser.

How to use the Command+R keyboard shortcut

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

Command+R in macOS

In Apple's macOS, pressing Command+R shows the original file for the alias that is currently selected.

Command+R in an Internet browser

In all major Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, Opera), pressing Command+R refreshes (reloads) the current web page.

Command+R in Excel and other spreadsheet programs

In Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs, pressing Command+R fills the row cell(s) to the right with the contents of the selected cell. To fill more than one cell, select the source cell and press Option+Shift+Right arrow to select additional ones. Then, press Command+R to fill them with the contents of the original cell.


Using the Command+D shortcut fills a column instead of a row.

Command+R in Microsoft PowerPoint

In Microsoft PowerPoint, the Command+R keyboard shortcut right aligns an object or selected text with the current slide.

Command+R in Word and other word processors

In Microsoft Word and other word processors, pressing Command+R right aligns a paragraph or object in the current document.

Command+R in Adobe Photoshop

Enable and disable the Ruler in Photoshop.

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

Cmd, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms, R, Refresh