How to use the Ctrl+W shortcut key
On Apple computer keyboards, the Ctrl key is labeled as "control."
Ctrl+W in an Internet browser
In all major Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera), pressing Ctrl+W closes the current open tab. If there is only one tab open in the browser, pressing Ctrl+W will close the browser.
Ctrl+W in Excel
If you're editing the contents of a cell and press Ctrl+W, nothing will happen.
Ctrl+W in Microsoft PowerPoint
In Microsoft PowerPoint, the Ctrl+W shortcut key closes the currently open slide deck.
Ctrl+W in Word and other word processors
Related keyboard shortcuts
Below are links to related keyboard key and keyboard shortcut pages.