Alternatively referred to as Control+Y and C-y, Ctrl+Y is a keyboard shortcut most often used to redo an action reversed using the undo command. For example, if you used the Ctrl+Z shortcut to undo what you thought was a mistake, but realize it wasn't, you could press Ctrl+Y to redo the previous action.
If the Ctrl+Z shortcut has not been pressed, Ctrl+Y doesn't work as there is nothing to redo.
- How to use the Ctrl+Y keyboard shortcut.
- Ctrl+Y in an Internet browser.
- Ctrl+Y in Excel and other spreadsheet programs.
- Ctrl+Y in Microsoft PowerPoint.
- Ctrl+Y in Outlook.
- Ctrl+Y in Word and other word processors.
- Ctrl+Y in the edit command window.
- Related keyboard shortcuts and keys.
- Related pages.
- Computer keyboard shortcuts.
How to use the Ctrl+Y keyboard shortcut
Ctrl+Y in an Internet browser
Ctrl+Y in Excel and other spreadsheet programs
Ctrl+Y in Microsoft PowerPoint
Ctrl+Y in Outlook
In Microsoft Outlook, pressing Ctrl+Y allows you to go to a folder.
Ctrl+Y in Word and other word processors
Ctrl+Y in the edit command window
In the edit command window, Ctrl+Y deletes the current line.
Related keyboard shortcuts and keys
Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.