What is Ctrl keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 128 programs in our database.

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What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. The Sims 4 - While using Wall tool, hold Ctrl to delete walls and rooms.
  2. The Sims 4 - Hold while painting terrain to erase and change terrain to default
  3. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Walk
  4. Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Gear down
  5. SketchUp - Connected

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.

General


Celestia - + Left drag: Adjust your distance to the selection

NVDA Screen Reader - Stop reading

OBS Studio - Hold Ctrl while moving/adjusting bounding box:    Temporarily disable source snapping (if enabled)

Text editing


Adobe Acrobat 2017 (Windows and Unix) - Temporarily zoom out (when Marquee Zoom tool is selected)

PSPad - (drop into editor) Insert file names

Imaging


Adobe Illustrator - (hold down) Keep the inner radius of a star constant

Adobe Photoshop CC - Change Cancel button to Default

Adobe Photoshop CC - Temporarily switch to Zoom In tool (Doesn’t work when Straighten tool is selected. If Crop tool is active, temporarily switches to Straighten tool)

Adobe Photoshop CC - (except when Hand, Slice, Path, Shape, or any Pen tool is selected) Switch to Move tool

Adobe Photoshop CC - Distort

Adobe Photoshop CC - Switch from Path Selection, Pen, Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point, or Convert Point tools to Direct Selection tool

Adobe Photoshop CC - Display the bounding box for transforming text when editing text, or activate Move tool if cursor is inside the bounding box

Adobe Photoshop CC - Toggle between Slice tool and Slice Selection tool

Adobe Photoshop CC - (With Edge Highlighter tool selected) Toggle Smart Highlighting

Adobe XD (Windows) - Direct Select

Affinity Photo - Erase with Pixel Tool

Affinity Photo - Edit curves as you draw

Clip Studio Paint Pro - (Before operation) Temporary switch of multiple referring

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Clip Studio Paint Pro - (Before operation) Object

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Clip Studio Paint Pro - (Before operation) Object

Clip Studio Paint Pro - (Before operation) Object

Clip Studio Paint Pro - (During scale up/scale down/rotate) Free Transform

Clip Studio Paint Pro - (During free transform) Scale up/Scale down/Rotate

Corel Painter - Layer adjuster

Corel Painter - click Angle Adjuster: Adjust spiral

Corel Painter - (except when either the screen navigation or Shape tools are selected) Layer adjuster

Corel Painter - (when Selection tools are selected) Selection adjuster

Corel Painter - (when Shape tools are selected) Shape selection tool

Corel Painter - Shape selection tool toggle

Cura 4 - Toggle uniform scaling

FastStone Image Viewer - In Scroll Mode, hold down Ctrl key to switch to Rectangle Select Mode temporarily

Greenshot - Hold down to have the object anchored in it's geometrical middle

MyPaint - Merge down

MyPaint - Rotate left

MyPaint - Rotate right

Paint.NET - (hold while using this tool) Manipulate a copy of the selection (Move Selected Pixels Tool only)

Paint.NET - (hold while clicking - or + corner size keys in the toolbar) Increase corner value change to 5px (Rounded Rectangle only)

SketchUp - Connected

SketchUp - Soften/Smooth

Substance Painter - Symmetrical selection

System tools


JAWS - Interrupt Speech

Narrator - Stop reading

Spartan Multi Clipboard - When a clip selected, hold down Ctrl to click clip Window

ZoomText - Pause speech

Developer tools


Autodesk Stingray - (or hold down Ctrl) Toggle selection

dbForge SQL Complete - Turn on the semi-transparent mode for the suggestion box and the parameter info hint

Novelty Visual Novel Maker - (hold object) Resize mode

RPG Maker - Hold to walk anywhere

Games


AI War Classic - (hold)  Show names of all planets in Galaxy View

AI War Classic - (hold)     Show movement paths for all allied ships

American Truck Simulator - Gear down

Battlefield V - (hold) Crouch

Black Desert Online - Show/hide pointer

Blood - Fire the selected weapon's primary fire

Counter Strike: Global Offensive - Duck

Destiny 2 - Toggle Crouch

Diablo II - Hold down to run

Don't Starve (PC) - Hold to modify mouse buttons actions when interacting with world objects

Enter the Gungeon - Gun menu

Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Gear down

FIFA 19 (PC) - Move wall

Heroes of the Storm - Open talent selection pane

Kerbal Space Program - Jet down

Magic: The Gathering Online - Hold to Keep Priority

Mordhau - Crouch

Nier: Automata - Walk 2

Open Rails 0.6.2 - Move slow

Outer Wilds - Descend

Outer Wilds - Zoom out (telescope and map)

Overwatch - Crouch

Overwatch - Spectate self (right Ctrl)

Place Anywhere (Fallout 4 mod) - Change rotation axis

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Walk

RimWorld - ×10 (For any number field, multiplies the increment/decrement button by 10)

Ring of Elysium - Mute

Rust - Crouch

Team Fortress 2 - Duck

The Sims 4 - While using Wall tool, hold Ctrl to delete walls and rooms.

The Sims 4 - Hold while painting terrain to erase and change terrain to default

Tibia - (moving stacked items) The whole stack will be moved at once

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Prone

Warcraft III - (when held during a command) Send action to currently active subgroup only

Warframe - Move Down (Archwing)

Warframe - Hold to Crouch

World of Tanks - Hold Ctrl, right click the player name on the Team panel and select a complaint type

Productivity


Ableton Live 10 - Drop Browser Clips as a Scene

Ableton Live 10 - Click to Add Nonadjacent Clips/Tracks/Scenes to a Multi-Selection

Ableton Live 10 - Open Second/Multiple Windows with Plug-In Edit Button

Figma - (while resizing) Ignore constraints (frames only)

For Honor - Lock in / out of Guard Mode

LibreOffice Calc - To select multiple cells in different areas of a sheet, hold down Ctrl and drag in the different areas

LibreOffice Calc - To select multiple sheets in a spreadsheet, hold down Ctrl, and then click the name tabs at the lower edge of the workspace.

QuickBooks Desktop - To start QuickBooks without opening a company file, press Ctrl while opening QuickBooks.

Scientific


Solidworks 2019 - (while sketching) Turn off automatic sketch relations.

Tekla Structures 20 - Toggle selection


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