Alternatively called Control+S, ^s, and C-s, Ctrl+S is a keyboard shortcut most commonly used to save changes to a file. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.
How to use the Ctrl+S keyboard shortcut
Ctrl+S in an Internet browser
In all major Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera), pressing Ctrl+S opens a window that allows users to save the page being viewed as an HTML (hypertext markup language) file.
Ctrl+S in Excel and other spreadsheet programs
In Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs, pressing Ctrl+S saves the current worksheet. If it has never been saved, the Save As window opens, allowing you to choose a name and file extension for your worksheet.
Ctrl+S in Microsoft PowerPoint
The F12 keyboard shortcut also saves the current presentation.
Ctrl+S in Word and other word processors
In Microsoft Word and other word processors, pressing Ctrl+S saves the current document. If it has never been saved, the Save As window opens, allowing you to choose a name and file extension for your document.
Microsoft Word users can also use the keyboard shortcut Shift+F12 to save the open document.
Ctrl+S in FileZilla
Related keyboard shortcuts and keys
Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.