How to use the Ctrl+N keyboard shortcut
Ctrl+N in an Internet browser
In all major Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera), pressing Ctrl+N opens a new application window.
Ctrl+N in Excel and other spreadsheet programs
Ctrl+N in Outlook
In Microsoft Outlook, pressing Ctrl+N has multiple uses. For example, if you're in the Mail section, it creates a new e-mail message. If you're in the Calendar section, it creates a new appointment.
Ctrl+N in Microsoft PowerPoint
In Microsoft PowerPoint, the Ctrl+N keyboard shortcut opens a new blank slide deck in another PowerPoint program window.
Ctrl+N in Word and other word processors
Related keyboard shortcuts and keys
Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.