Alternatively written as Control+Y and C-y, ^y, Ctrl+Y is a keyboard shortcut most commonly 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. Below are other programs that use this keyboard shortcut and related information.
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
In Microsoft Outlook, pressing Ctrl+Y lets you go to a folder.
Ctrl+Y in Microsoft Word
Ctrl+Y in Google Docs
Pressing Ctrl+Y in Google Docs will redo the previously undone action.
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.