Updated: 09/03/2019 by Computer Hope
Alternatively referred to as Control J and C-j, Ctrl+J is a shortcut key that varies depending on the program being used. For example, in most Internet browsers, Ctrl+J is used to open the downloads window.
How to use the Ctrl+J shortcut key
To use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+J, press and hold either Ctrl key on the keyboard and while continuing to hold, press the "J" key.
On Apple computer keyboards, the Ctrl key is labeled as "control."
Ctrl+J in an Internet browser
In most Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer), pressing Ctrl+J opens the Downloads window.
In Opera, Ctrl+J manages the messages.
Ctrl+J in Microsoft PowerPoint
In Microsoft PowerPoint, the Ctrl+J shortcut key aligns, or distributes, the text evenly across the slide.
Ctrl+J in Word and other word processors
In Microsoft Word and other word processor programs, pressing Ctrl+J aligns the selected text or line to justify the screen.
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