What Does Ctrl+H Do?
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- Alternatively referred to as Control H and C-h, Ctrl+H is a shortcut key that varies depending on the program being used. For example, in most text programs, Ctrl+H is used to find and replace text in a file. In an Internet browser, Ctrl+H may open the history.How to use the Ctrl+H shortcut key
- To use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+H, press and hold either Ctrl key on the keyboard and while continuing to hold, press the “H” key with either hand.Note
- On Apple computer keyboards, the Ctrl key is labeled as “control.”Ctrl+H in an Internet browser
- On most Internet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, IE), pressing Ctrl+H opens the browser history.Ctrl+H in Excel and other spreadsheet programs
- In Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs, Ctrl+H opens the find and replace feature that allows you to find any text and replace it with any other text.Note
- If you only want to find text and not replace, use the Ctrl+F shortcut.Ctrl+H in Microsoft PowerPoint
- In Microsoft PowerPoint, in the Slide Show view, the Ctrl+H shortcut key hides the cursor or any activated tools, like the pen or highlighter tool.