Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Ctrl+9 keyboard shortcut.

Alternatively known as Control+9, ^9, and C-9, Ctrl+9 is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to switch to the ninth 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+9 keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Ctrl key, and while continuing to hold, press 9.


For this shortcut, you must use 9 above the top row keys, not on the numeric keypad.

Ctrl+9 in Microsoft Excel

In Microsoft Excel 2019, pressing Ctrl+9 hides the currently-selected rows.

Ctrl+9 in an Internet browser

With all major Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox), pressing Ctrl+9 switches to the ninth or last tab.

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

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