Updated: 05/01/2023 by Computer Hope
Ctrl+Enter keyboard shortcut

Alternatively written as Control+Enter and C-Enter, Ctrl+Enter is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to create a page break. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Ctrl+Enter keyboard shortcut

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

Ctrl+Enter in an Internet browser

In all major Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera), pressing Ctrl+Enter while typing in a URL (uniform resource locator) autocompletes the full address. For example, if you type "computerhope" into the address bar, and press Ctrl+Enter, the address becomes "www.computerhope.com" and the browser opens the Computer Hope website in the current tab.


This keyboard shortcut only works for .com addresses.

Ctrl+Enter in Microsoft Excel

In Microsoft Excel, pressing Ctrl+Enter fills the selected cells with the current entry.

Ctrl+Enter in Google Sheets

When editing a cell in Google Sheets, pressing Ctrl+Enter creates a new line in the same cell. When cells are highlighted, it fills the selected cells with the contents of the current one.

Ctrl+Enter in Outlook

In Microsoft Outlook, pressing Ctrl+Enter sends the e-mail you're composing.

Ctrl+Enter in Word and other word processors

In Microsoft Word and other word processors, pressing Ctrl+Enter adds a page break at the cursor's current position.

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

Ctrl, Home key, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms