Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Ctrl+5 keyboard shortcut.

Alternatively known as Control+5, ^5, and C-5, Ctrl+5 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 Ctrl+5 keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press either Ctrl, and while pressing that key, press 5.


For this shortcut to work, use 5 above the top row keys, not on the numeric keypad.

Ctrl+5 in an Internet browser

With all major Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox), pressing Ctrl+5 switches to the fifth tab.

Ctrl+5 in Microsoft Excel

In Microsoft Excel and all other spreadsheet programs, pressing Ctrl+5 toggles the strikethrough text feature on and off for a cell.

Ctrl+5 in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, pressing Ctrl+5 changes a line, paragraph, or all highlighted text to have 1.5 spaces per line.


You may also press Ctrl+1 to set the line spacing to single, or Ctrl+2 to set it to double spacing.

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

Ctrl, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms