Updated: 12/31/2020 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as Control+J and C-j, Ctrl+J is a keyboard shortcut 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 keyboard shortcut

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

Ctrl+J in an Internet browser

In most Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera), pressing Ctrl+J opens the Downloads window.

Ctrl+J in Microsoft PowerPoint

In Microsoft PowerPoint, the Ctrl+J keyboard shortcut aligns, or distributes, the text evenly across the slide.

Ctrl+J in Word and other word processors

In Microsoft Word and other word processors, pressing Ctrl+J justifies the current line to evenly space its text or words between the left and right margins of the page.

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

Ctrl, Download, J, Justify, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms