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

Alternatively known as Control+G, ^g, and C-g, Ctrl+G is a keyboard shortcut to advance through Find results or move to a specific line in a document, spreadsheet, or text file.


On Apple computers, this keyboard shortcut is performed using Command+G.

How to use the Ctrl+G keyboard shortcut

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

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.


Use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+G to go through the matches in the opposite direction.

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 lets you 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, 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.

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

Ctrl, G, Go to, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms