Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Ctrl+F6 keyboard shortcut

Alternatively called Control+F6 and C-f6, Ctrl+F6 is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to go to the next available workbook in Microsoft Excel. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Ctrl+F6 keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Ctrl key, and while continuing to hold, press the F6 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+F6 for this keyboard shortcut to work.

Ctrl+F6 in Microsoft Excel

Pressing Ctrl+F6 goes to the next available workbook in Microsoft Excel. To go to the previous workbook, press Ctrl+Shift+F6.

Ctrl+F6 in an edit command line window

While in the MS-DOS or Windows command line edit command window, pressing Ctrl+F6 opens a new edit window.

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

Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms