Ctrl+Home

Updated: 03/13/2021 by Computer Hope
Ctrl+Home

Alternatively referred to as Control+Home and C-Home, Ctrl+Home is a keyboard shortcut that moves the cursor to the beginning of a document.

How to use the Ctrl+Home keyboard shortcut

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

Ctrl+Home in an Internet browser

In all major Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, IE, Opera), pressing Ctrl+Home scrolls to the beginning of the web page, if not already there.

Ctrl+Home in Excel and other spreadsheet programs

In Microsoft Excel, pressing Ctrl+Home moves to the A1 cell.

Tip

If you pressed Ctrl+Shift+Home, everything from the text cursor's current position to A1 would be highlighted.

Ctrl+Home in Word and other word processors

In Microsoft Word and other word processor programs, pressing Ctrl+Home moves to the beginning of the document, if not already there.

Tip

If you pressed Ctrl+Shift+Home, everything from the text cursor's current position to the start of the document would be highlighted.

Ctrl+Home in command line edit command

When editing a file using the edit command in an MS-DOS or Windows command line, pressing Ctrl+Home scrolls to the top of the document.

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

Ctrl, Home key, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms