Alternatively written as Control+K, ^k, and C-k, Ctrl+K is a keyboard shortcut that varies depending on the program used. For example, in certain programs, Ctrl+K is used to insert a hyperlink, and in some browsers, Ctrl+K focuses on the search bar.
How to use the Ctrl+K keyboard shortcut
Ctrl+K in an Internet browser
With Internet browsers, Ctrl+K has a specific function in each browser.
- Chrome - Focus the omnibox.
- Edge - Focus on the search bar.
- Firefox - Focus on the search bar.
- Internet Explorer - Duplicate the current tab.
Ctrl+K in Excel and other spreadsheet programs
Ctrl+K in Outlook
Ctrl+K in Microsoft PowerPoint
Ctrl+K in Word and other word processors
Use Ctrl+Shift+F9 to unlink any linked text.
Related keyboard shortcuts and keys
Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.