Alternatively referred to as Control Ins and C-Ins, Ctrl+Ins is a shortcut key most often used to copy text.
The Ctrl+Ins shortcut is the same as Ctrl+C to copy selected text.
How to use the Ctrl+Ins shortcut key
With this keyboard shortcut, if no text, files, or other objects are highlighted and you use the Ctrl+Ins shortcut, nothing is copied. If something is still in the clipboard from a previous copy, that content will be pasted when the paste feature is performed.
On Apple computer keyboards, the Ctrl key is labeled as "control."
Ctrl+Ins in Excel and other spreadsheet programs
Ctrl+Ins in Microsoft PowerPoint
Pressing Ctrl+Ins in Microsoft PowerPoint copies the highlighted text, picture, or other objects into the clipboard.
Ctrl+Ins in Word and other word processors
In Microsoft Word and other word processor programs, highlighting text and pressing Ctrl+Ins copies the highlighted text into the clipboard. This shortcut can also be used to copy images, tables, and other objects into the clipboard.
Related keyboard shortcuts
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