What does Ctrl+0 do?

Known by various aliases such as Control+0, C-0, ^0, Ctrl+0 serves as a shortcut key primarily employed to reset the zoom level to its default setting in an Internet browser.

If you aren’t familiar, Ctrl+0 is a shortcut that can be used for different purposes depending on the program you are using.

How to use the Ctrl+0 keyboard shortcut?

To use the Ctrl+0 shortcut, you simply hold down the Control (Ctrl) key on your keyboard and press the 0 (zero) key.

Ctrl+0 in Internet browsers

In web browsers like Chrome and Firefox, Ctrl+0 resets and scales the zoom level to 100% or the default size. This is helpful if you have zoomed in or out and want to quickly return to the default zoom.

Ctrl+0 in Microsoft Excel

In Microsoft Excel, Ctrl+0 hides or shows column A. This allows you to quickly toggle the visibility of the first column. Very handy for decluttering the view! Excel Shortcut keys.

Ctrl+0 in Microsoft Word

Ctrl+0 is a keyboard shortcut in Word that lets you quickly adjust the spacing above a paragraph. When your cursor is inside a paragraph, pressing Ctrl+0 will add or remove 6 points of spacing before that paragraph. MS Word Shortcut keys.

Ctrl+0 in Krita

If you use Krita for digital painting or design, Ctrl+0 resets the canvas zoom and rotation. Takes you back to square one if you’ve been zooming and rotating while working on your art. Krita Keyboard Shortcuts.

Ctrl+0 in AutoCAD

Use of AutoCAD, Ctrl+0 zooms to the extent of what is currently drawn on your canvas. It frames everything so you can see all visible content. AutoCAD Shortcuts

What to do when Ctrl+0 doesn’t work?

First, make sure you didn’t accidentally press Ctrl+Shift+0. The Ctrl key matters. You may also need to click or select something in the program first for it to work properly. If it still doesn’t work, check the keyboard shortcuts set for the app – there may be a conflict or customization.

And there you have it – a quick tour of what Ctrl+0 does! Let me know if this helps explain this handy keyboard shortcut.

Related Keyboard Shortcuts:

Alt + F9
Ctrl + Shift + F5
Ctrl + =
Ctrl + F4


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