Alternatively known as Control+Q, ^q, and C-q, Ctrl+Q is a keyboard shortcut that varies depending on the program where it's being utilized. For example, in Microsoft Word, Ctrl+Q is used to remove a paragraph's formatting.
How to use the Ctrl+Q keyboard shortcut
Ctrl+Q in Audacity
Ctrl+Q in Outlook
In Microsoft Outlook, pressing Ctrl+Q marks the selected e-mail(s) as read.
Use the shortcut Ctrl+U to mark a selected e-mail as unread.
Ctrl+Q in Microsoft Excel
In Microsoft Excel, pressing Ctrl+Q exits the program.
Ctrl+Q in Microsoft Word
In Microsoft Word, Ctrl+Q removes all formatting from a highlighted paragraph.
Ctrl+Q in Microsoft PowerPoint
In Microsoft PowerPoint, Ctrl+Q exits the program.
Ctrl+Q in Windows calculator
When used in the Microsoft Windows calculator, pressing Ctrl+Q subtracts the current calculator value to the number stored in memory. This keyboard shortcut is the same as pressing the M- (memory minus) button.
Related keyboard shortcuts and keys
Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.