Keyboard Shortcut Lets You Refresh A Page In An Internet Browser
If you’re looking to refresh a web page without opening another tab or window, there are several ways to do it. One way is to use the F5 key, which opens up a “Refresh” dialog box. Another method is to press CTRL + R, which refreshes the current page. If you want to refresh multiple pages, you can hold down CTRL while pressing R.
The latter method works even if you don’t have a separate browser window open. For example, if I’m viewing a webpage in Chrome, I can press CTRL + R to refresh the page. This works because Chrome supports the CTRL + R keyboard shortcut.
You can also use CTRL + R to refresh a single page, like you’d refresh a bookmark. To do this, just type the URL into the address bar and hit ENTER. Then, press CTRL + R.
How to use the Ctrl+R keyboard shortcut
To use this keyboard shortcut, you must first press and hold either keys, and while continuing to press, press Ctrl. This will open up a list of recently used documents. You can scroll down to find the document you want to open. If there are no recent documents, it will ask whether you want to add one. Simply select Yes, and a dialog box will pop up asking what file type you want to save the document as. Select the extension (.docx), and you’re done.
You can now press Ctrl + R to open the selected document.
Ctrl+R in an Internet browser
In all major Internet browsers (i.e., Chrome, Edge, FireFox, Opera), pressing Ctrl + R refreshes the current web page. This shortcut works even while you are typing something into the address bar. If you want to reload the same page again without having to type it out, press Ctrl+Shift+R.
This shortcut works even while you’re typing something into the address field. Pressing Ctrl+R will refresh the current page. You can use this shortcut to quickly check what a link leads to, or to see how many times a certain page has been viewed.
Ctrl+R in Excel and other spreadsheet programs
In Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet applications, pressing Ctrl+R automatically fills the next empty cells to the right with the data from the current selection. This works great for filling in rows, columns, or entire tables. But what about filling multiple cells at once? You might think you could just press Ctrl+Shift+right arrow repeatedly to add more selections, but there are some limitations to this method. For example, it won’t work if you’re trying to fill more than one column or row. And you’ll end up with duplicates if you try to use it to fill multiple cells within a single row or column.
The best way to do this is to select the source cell and then press Ctrl+R to copy the contents into the next empty cells. Once you’ve filled in those cells, you can repeat this process again to fill in the remaining cells. If you want to fill in even more cells, simply select the source cell and hit Ctrl+Shift+rightarrow repeatedly.
Ctrl+R in Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint makes it easy to align objects or select text with the current slide, but you might not know how to do it. If you want to align something like a paragraph with the edge of the screen, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+R. This works whether you are working in Slide Show mode or creating a presentation manually. You can even use it to center an image or shape within the frame.
To align a single word or character, press Shift+Ctrl+R. To align multiple words or characters, hold down Alt while pressing Shift+Ctrl+R, and then release both keys simultaneously.
Ctrl+R in Outlook
If you use Microsoft Outlook, you probably know how to reply to an email. You press Ctrl + R and type your response into the box that pops up. But did you ever wonder what happens when you hit Ctrl+R? If you’re like most people, you probably didn’t think about it much. However, there are some interesting things happening behind the scenes.
When you press Ctrl+R, you’re actually opening the Reply window. This is where you type your response. When you press Enter, however, you’re sending the message off to the recipient. So why does hitting Ctrl+R open the Reply window? Why doesn’t it send the message straight away?
The answer lies in the way that Windows handles keyboard shortcuts. When you press Ctrl+R in Outlook, it sends a shortcut key command to the program. The command tells the software to open the Reply window. But because you’ve already pressed Ctrl+R, the shortcut command isn’t sent immediately. Instead, it waits until you release the keys.
This is called “delayed processing.” Delayed processing lets programs handle multiple commands without having to wait for each one to finish. For example, when you press Ctrl+C to copy something, the text gets copied while you hold down the Ctrl key. Then, once you let go of both keys, the system processes the command and copies the text.
In this case, delayed processing allows the shortcut command to be processed after you’ve finished typing your response. As soon as you press Enter, the shortcut command is executed and the Reply window opens.
Ctrl+R in Word and other word processors
In Microsoft Word and other word processing programs, pressing Ctrl + R right aligns a paragraph. This is useful because it makes it easier to see where you are in a long document. You don’t have to scroll up and down to find out how far into the document you are.
The same function works in PowerPoint and Excel. If you want to use this shortcut in those applications, press Alt + F11.
Ctrl+R in Adobe Photoshop
The Ruler tool lets you draw straight lines across images to make it easier to align objects and place text. You can use the ruler to measure distances, add guides, and even snap to gridlines. But there are times where you don’t want to see the ruler. Luckily, you can turn off the Ruler in Photoshop. Just press Ctrl + R while pressing Shift + Alt + S.
Ctrl+R in Windows calculator
The Windows Calculator offers several useful shortcuts, including Ctrl+R, which retrieves the value you entered earlier. To recall it, press Ctrl+R. You can use this trick to quickly calculate numbers without having to enter them again.
Related keyboard shortcuts and keys
Keyboard shortcuts are used to make typing faster and easier. They allow you to type without having to use the mouse. There are many ways to access keyboard shortcuts, including via the Windows menu bar, the keyboard itself, and third party software such as Microsoft Office.
Some keyboard shortcuts are universal across applications, while others are specific to certain programs. For example, pressing Alt+F4 closes a program window, whereas Ctrl+W opens a word processor document. Other keyboard shortcuts are unique to each application, allowing you to perform tasks like copy/paste, undo, save, etc., much quicker.
The following list includes some of the most commonly used keyboard shortcuts. You can find out more about how to use them here.
Ctrl + F5 – Refresh browser
Alt + Tab – Switch between open windows
Shift + Esc – Open task manager
Shift + Del – Delete selected item(s)
Ctrl + C – Copy selected items
Ctrl + X – Cut selected items
Ctrl + V – Paste selected items
Ctrl + A – Select all items
Ctrl + Z – Undo last action
Ctrl + Y – Redo last undone action
Ctrl + I – Invert selection
Ctrl + O – Open folder
Ctrl + W – Close window
Ctrl + H – Hide or show hidden files
Ctrl + L – Lock screen
Ctrl + U – Unlock screen
Ctrl + T – Maximize window
Ctrl + M – Minimize window
Ctrl + N – New tab
Ctrl + D – Duplicate current page
Ctrl + J – Next page
Ctrl + K – Previous page
Ctrl + Spacebar – Search Google
Ctrl + Q – Quick Look
Ctrl + P – Print
Ctrl + Enter – Go to next field
Ctrl + Arrow Keys – Move cursor (left arrow key moves left; right arrow key moves right)
Ctrl + Home – Start at top of page
Ctrl + End – Start at bottom of page
Ctrl + Page Up – Scroll one screen up
Ctrl + Page Down – Scroll one screen down
Ctrl + Left Mouse Button