Ctrl+right arrow

Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Ctrl+right arrow keyboard shortcut

Alternatively written as Control+right arrow, Ctrl+right arrow is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to move the cursor one word to the right, instead of one character. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.

How to use the Ctrl+right keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Ctrl key, and while continuing to hold, press the arrow key.

Ctrl+right in Excel and other spreadsheet programs

Pressing Ctrl+ while in a spreadsheet, like Microsoft Excel, moves to the farthest right of last entry in the data set.

Ctrl+right in text programs

Pressing Ctrl+ (right) while in a text program (e.g., text editor) moves the cursor one word to the right. For example, if the cursor was at the start of a sentence, holding down Ctrl and pressing multiple times gets farther right than only pressing the right arrow key.

Control+right in macOS

Pressing control+ (right) while in macOS, views the next desktop.

Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.

Arrow keys, Ctrl, Keyboard shortcut, Keyboard terms