Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Ctrl+F10 keyboard shortcut

Alternatively called Control+F10 and C-f10, Ctrl+F10 is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to toggle between minimized and maximized window in new versions of Microsoft Excel. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Ctrl+F10 keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Ctrl key, and while continuing to hold, press the F10 key.


If you're using a laptop or keyboard with an fn key, you may need to press the fn key first or press Ctrl+Fn+F10 for this keyboard shortcut to work.

Ctrl+F10 in Microsoft Excel

Pressing Ctrl+F10 in Microsoft Excel opens search for menus or maximize currently selected window, depending on version of Excel.

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

Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms