Updated: 12/31/2020 by Computer Hope
Alternatively referred to as Control+Ins and C-Ins, Ctrl+Ins is a keyboard shortcut most often used to copy text.
You may also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C to copy selected text or other objects.
How to use the Ctrl+Ins keyboard shortcut
To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Ctrl key, and while continuing to hold, press the Ins key.
Ctrl+Ins in Excel and other spreadsheet programs
In Microsoft Excel and most other spreadsheet programs, pressing Ctrl+Ins when a cell(s) is highlighted copies its contents to the clipboard.
Ctrl+Ins in Microsoft PowerPoint
Pressing Ctrl+Ins in Microsoft PowerPoint copies highlighted text, pictures, or other objects to the clipboard.
Ctrl+Ins in Word and other word processors
In Microsoft Word and other word processors, pressing Ctrl+Ins copies any highlighted text into the clipboard. This shortcut can also be used with images, tables, and other objects.
Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.
Ctrl, Ins, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms