Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Ctrl+F11 keyboard shortcut

Alternatively called Control+F11 and C-f11, Ctrl+F11 is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to insert a macro sheet in Microsoft Excel. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Ctrl+F11 keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Ctrl key, and while continuing to hold, press the F11 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+F11 for this keyboard shortcut to work.

Ctrl+F11 on Dell computers

Pressing Ctrl+F11 as the computer is starting on a Dell computer opens the hidden recovery partition on many Dell computers. This key allows Dell computer users to access the DSR (Dell System Restore).

Ctrl+F11 in Microsoft Excel

Pressing Ctrl+F11 in Microsoft Excel inserts a macro sheet.

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

Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms