Alternatively referred to as Control K and C-k, Ctrl+K is a shortcut key that varies depending on the program being used. For example, in some 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 shortcut key
On Apple computer keyboards, the Ctrl key is labeled as "control."
Ctrl+K in an Internet browser
The Ctrl+K shortcut key has a different use for many of the different Internet browsers. Below is a listing of what these keys do for each of the different browsers.
- Chrome - Focus the omnibox.
- Edge - Duplicate current tab.
- Firefox - Focus the search bar.
- Internet Explorer - Duplicate current tab.
- Opera - Check e-mail.
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
Related keyboard shortcuts
Below are links to related keyboard key and keyboard shortcut pages.