Alternatively known as Control+G, ^g, and C-g, Ctrl+G is a keyboard shortcut often used to advance through Find results or move to a specific line in a document, spreadsheet, or text file.
How to use the Ctrl+G keyboard shortcut
Ctrl+G in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera
In Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera, pressing Ctrl+G advances to the next result after using the Find tool. For example, if you use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F to perform a search in the browser window, pressing Ctrl+G moves to the next match.
You can also press Enter to advance to the next result.
Ctrl+G in Excel and other spreadsheet programs
In Microsoft Excel and most other spreadsheet programs, pressing Ctrl+G opens the Go To window that allows you to focus a specific reference (cell). For example, you could press Ctrl+G, type n8, and press Enter to move to the N8 cell.
Ctrl+G in most text editors and IDEs
In most text editors and IDEs, the Ctrl+G shortcut is used to go to a specific line in the file. For example, you could press Ctrl+G to open the Go To Line window, type 100, and press Enter to move the cursor to the 100th line.
Related keyboard shortcuts and keys
Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.