Alternatively referred to as Control R and C-r, Ctrl+R is a shortcut key most often used to refresh the page in a browser.
How to use the Ctrl+R shortcut key
On Apple computer keyboards, the Ctrl key is labeled as "control."
Ctrl+R in an Internet browser
Ctrl+R in Excel and other spreadsheet programs
In Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs, pressing Ctrl+R fills the row cell to the right with the contents of the selected cell. To fill more than one cell, select the source cell and press Ctrl+Shift+Right arrow to select multiple cells. Then press Ctrl+R to fill them with the contents of the original cell.
Using the Ctrl+D shortcut will fill a column instead of a row.
Ctrl+R in Microsoft PowerPoint
In Microsoft PowerPoint, the Ctrl+R shortcut key aligns the line or selected text to the right side of the slide.
Ctrl+R in Outlook
Ctrl+R in Word and other word processors
Related keyboard shortcuts
Below are links to related keyboard key and keyboard shortcut pages.