Easy undo

Updated: 12/31/2020 by Computer Hope

Quickly undo mistakes in the majority of Windows programs by pressing the shortcut key Ctrl+Z. For example, if you mistakenly cut or deleted text in Microsoft Word pressing the Ctrl key and the Z key at the same time would undo that change.


If you are using an Apple computer, you would replace Ctrl with the Command.

Multiple undo

Most Windows programs also support the ability to undo multiple changes. Continuing to press Ctrl+Z will undo one change at a time often back up to 12 or more changes.

Redo the undo

If you undo something you mistakenly, pressing Ctrl+Y will redo the undo.

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