What is Ctrl + A keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 281 programs in our database.

General description for this shortcut: Generally selects all items in a list or collection of items.

Popular programs using this shortcut

What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. Krita 4.2.2 - Select all
  2. PuTTY - Go to the beginning of the line you are currently typing on
  3. Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Slideshows) - Change the pointer to an arrow
  4. Microsoft Excel 2019 - Select the entire worksheet
  5. Microsoft Excel 2019 - Select the current region if the worksheet contains data. Press a second time to select the current region and its summary rows. Press a third time to select the entire worksheet

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.

General


Arch Linux - Move cursor to start of the line

Ardour - Select everything

Audacity - Select > All

AVImark - Select All

AVImark - Select All

AVImark - Select All

AVImark - Select All

AVImark - Select All

AVImark - Select All

AVImark - Select All

EasyWorship - Select all text in the text editor

E-Sword - Select all

Exact Audio Copy - Select all

Firefox Quantum - Select all

Foxit PDF Reader 2.0 - Select All

GNOME - Select all text or items in a list.

GoldWave - Selects the entire sound.

Maxthon - Select all

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 - Select all items on the current webpage

Mozilla Thunderbird - Select all (messages, text, or attachments)

Mozilla Thunderbird - Select all (text in a message, or attachments)

Mozilla Thunderbird - Select all (contacts or search text)

Opera - Select all

Quicken 2018 - Go to the Account List

Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Move cursor to the beginning of a line. This works in most editors and URL field of Mozilla

Roll20 - Select everything on current layer

Ubuntu - Select all text

Vuze - Select all torrents

Waze Map Editor - Select Entire Street - mnemonic Select All

Wunderlist - Select all To-dos

Text editing


Ace Editor - Select all

Adobe Acrobat 2017 (Windows and Unix) - Select or deselect all files

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC - Select all

Brackets - Select All

FocusWriter - Select all

gedit - Select all text in the file

GNU Emacs - Go to line beginning

KompoZer - Select All

KompoZer - Move to beginning of line (in a text editing field)

LibreOffice Writer - Select All

LibreOffice Writer - If the active cell is empty: selects the whole table. Otherwise: selects the contents of the active cell. Pressing again selects the entire table

Metapad - Select all

Microsoft FrontPage - Select the entire page.

Microsoft OneNote - Select all items on the current page. To expand the selection, keep pressing Ctrl + A

Microsoft OneNote - Select all items on the current page. To expand the selection, keep pressing Ctrl + A

Microsoft OneNote - Select all items. To expand the selection, keep pressing Ctrl + A

Microsoft Word 2019 - Extend a selection to include the entire document

Most used text editing - Select all text

Nano - Move to the beginning of the current line

Notepad - Select all

Notepad2 - Select all

Nuance Power PDF - With hand or Select tool, selet all text in the document (or the current page, if single page viewing is set. If the Edit object tool is active,  it selects all objects on the current page)

PDF-XChange Editor - Select all text

PSPad - Select All

Scrivener 1.9.9 - Select all

TextRoom - Select all

TreePad Lite - Select all

Wordpad - Select all

WriteMonkey - Select all

ZenWriter 2 - Select all

Imaging


ACDSee - Displays or hides headers and footers

Adobe Animate CC (Windows) - Select All

Adobe Dimension CC (Windows) - Select All

Adobe Illustrator - Select all

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Select all photos

Adobe Photoshop CC - Select all pins

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Select All

Adobe XD (Windows) - Select All

Affinity Photo - Select All

Affinity Photo - Mask All

ArtRage Studio Pro - Select All

AutoCAD - Select all objects

Autodesk SketchBook (Windows) - Select All

Blender - Apply menu (such as freeze transforms)

Canva (Windows) - Select all

Clip Studio Paint Pro - Select All

Corel Painter - All

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 - Select all

DraftSight 2019 - Select all non-frozen entities in the current Viewport

Easel - Select all

GIMP - Select all

Gravit Designer - Select all

HitFilm - Select all

Inkscape - select all (current layer) - This works on objects within the current layer (unless you change that in preferences).

Inkscape - select all nodes in subpath(s)

Inkscape - select all text

IrfanView - Select/unselect all

Krita 3.0 - Select all

Krita 4.2.2 - Select all

LDCad - Select all

LightWave 3D - Select all object

Microsoft Paint - Select entire canvas

Nuke - Select all

Nuke - Select all shots

Nuke - Select all nodes in Node Graph

Nuke - Select all nodes in Properties panel

Nuke - Select all curves

Nuke - Select all points

Paint.NET - Select all

PaintShop Pro 2018 - Select all

PhotoDirector 10 - Select all photos in the browser panel

PhotoScape - Select all frames

Pinnacle Studio 22 - Select all

Pinnacle Studio 22 - Check all

Pinnacle Studio 22 - Select all

PowerDirector 17 - Select all

PowerDirector 17 - Select all

ProgeCAD - Select All

Siemens NX - Select all

Simplify3D - Select all

SnagIt 13 - Select All

Sweet Home 3D - Select all

Tinkercad - Select all objects

Windows Movie Maker - Select all clips

System tools


Bash (Unix shell) - Go to the beginning of the line

Cisco IOS - To the beginning of the line

Command Line - Select all text in the current line. Press again to select all text in the buffer

CopyQ 3.8 - Select all

Ditto - Select All

Everything - Select all text

Everything - Select all items

iTerm2 - Move to the start of line

KDE Plasma Desktop - Select All

KDE Plasma Desktop - Select All

Developer tools


Atom (Windows) - core:select-all

Atom (Windows) - (Source: Markdown Preview) markdown-preview:select-all

AWS Cloud9 IDE (Windows) - Select All

CodeMirror - Select all

CoffeeCup HTML Editor - Select all

Delphi - Select all

FileMaker - Select all tables. Note: In Note mode, this command selects all notes, not tables

GitHub Desktop - Select all

HeidiSQL - Select all items or text

IPython Shell - Move cursor to the beginning of the line

jEdit - Select all.

Jupyter Notebook - Select all

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - Edit.SelectAll

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - Image.AirbrushTool

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Most used shortcuts) - Edit.SelectAll

Mode SQL Editor (Windows) - Select All

Mode SQL Editor (Windows) - Select all

Notepad++ - Select all

PyCharm 2018.2 - Select the entire text opened in the editor.

Python IDLE for Windows - Select the entire contents of the edit buffer

Qt Creator - Select all

Qt Creator - Select all

Roblox Studio - Select all

RStudio - Select All

SAP ABAP - Select all

Skipper - Create Association

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Select the entire current document

SQLyog - Select All

Unity - Select All

Unreal Engine - Select all

Valentina Studio - Select all

Windows PowerShell ISE - (Script pane, Command Pane, Output Pane) Select All

WinHex - Select all

winIDEA - Select the entire document

Web applications


Chromebook and Chrome OS - Select everything on the page

Google Data Studio - Select all

Google Keep Notes - Select all notes

Joomla - Select all text

OneDrive - Select all files and folders when the focus is in the contents grid

OneDrive - Select all files and folders when the focus is in the contents grid

TinyMCE - Select all

WhatsApp Web and Desktop - Select all

WordPress - Select all

Yahoo Mail - Select all messages in view

Zoho Mail - Select all mail

File manager


Far Manager - Change file attributes

Mp3tag - Select all

Multi Commander - Select All

PeaZip - Select all

PuTTY - Go to the beginning of the line you are currently typing on

Total Commander - Select all

WinRAR - Select All

WinSCP - Select all files

Xyplorer - Select All: Select all items currently listed

Xyplorer - Select all.

Media player


AIMP - Select all files

Amarok (Windows) - Select all

BSPlayer - Always on top

GOM Player - Always on top

iTunes 11 for Windows - Select all the songs in the list

MediaMonkey - Select all tracks

Microsoft Groove - Select all

MusicBee - Select all

PotPlayer 1.7 - Record stream...

PotPlayer 1.7 - Record stream

PotPlayer 1.7 - Record stream...

SMPlayer 19.5.0 - Add new bookmark

Spotify - Select All

Winamp - Toggle always on top

Winamp - Select all

Games


Assetto Corsa - ABS on/off

Assetto Corsa - ABS levels (off, 1-4)

Astroneer - Walk

ChessBase 13 - Attack

ChessBase 13 - Mark all games

ChessBase 13 - Enter text commentary after move

ChessBase 13 - Show annotator index of the selected database

Company of Heroes - Activate mini-map attack point ping

CoSpaces Edu - Select all objects

FlightGear - Toggle altitude lock

Hearthstone - Attack the enemy hero with all available minions

Tibia - Select all text in the field of focus

Total War: Attila - Select all

Zwift (PC and macOS) - Run zwift-addons-load-and-arrange.ahk

Social & Messaging


Cisco Webex - Copy text from the Chat panel

Claws Mail - Select all

Claws Mail - Select all

eM Client - Select all

NewsBin Pro - Select all items

Pidgin - Manage

Zimbra Web Client - Select all

Security


Comodo IceDragon - Select All

Kaspersky Internet Security - Select all text (except passwords, bank card PIN codes, and bank account PIN codes)

KeePass - Select all

Productivity


Ableton Live 10 - Select All

Ableton Live 10 - Select all Clips/Slots

ActivePresenter 7 - Select all

Aegisub - Select all dialogue lines

AutoQuotes - Select all items

Bluebeam Revu - Select all markups

CintaNotes 3.13 - Select all notes which currently appear in the list.

draw.io - Select all

draw.io - Select all

Evernote for Windows - Select All

Figma - Select all

Final Draft 11 (Windows) - Select all

FL Studio 20 - Select All

FL Studio 20 - Select All

Freemind - Save as

Google Sheets - Select all

Google Sheets (Android) - Select all

Guitar Pro - Select all

Lacerte - Add a new screen/property

Lacerte - Add a new screen/property

Lacerte - Select all text in a section

LibreOffice - Select entire text

LibreOffice - Selects all

Melodyne 4 - Select all

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Select the entire worksheet

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Select the current region if the worksheet contains data. Press a second time to select the current region and its summary rows. Press a third time to select the entire worksheet

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Display the Function Arguments dialog box when the insertion point is to the right of a function name in a formula

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Selects the entire worksheet

Microsoft Excel 2019 - If the worksheet contains data, this shortcut selects the current region. Pressing it a second time selects the current region and its summary rows. Pressing it third time selects the entire worksheet

Microsoft Excel 2019 - When the insertion point is to the right of a function name in a formula, displays the Function Arguments dialog box

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - (on the Slides tab) Select all objects

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - (in Slide Sorter view) Select all slides

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - (on the Outline tab) Select all text

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Slideshows) - Change the pointer to an arrow

Microsoft Sticky Notes - Select all

MindMeister - Select all topics

MYOB AccountRight - Select all

Notezilla - Select all in tasks view

Oracle RightNow - Select all

Oracle RightNow - Assign

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Select all contacts

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Select all items

QuickBooks Desktop - Chart of Accounts

REAPER - Select all items/tracks/envelope points (depending on focus)

REAPER - Browser: Select all media files

REAPER - Edit: Select all events

REAPER - Edit: Select all events

REAPER - Edit: Select all events

Relativity - Select all

Riffstation Desktop - Save audio

Tableau - Select all data

The Bat! - Select all messages

The Bat! - Select all

WavePad - Select All

WorkZone Client - Select/deselect all list items on current page

Scientific


Alteryx - Select all items

GeoGebra - Select All

KiCad 5.0.2 - Run PcbCalculator

Maple - Select All

Maple - Move to the Beginning of the Line

Solidworks 2019 - Select all

Tekla Structures 20 - Select all

Tekla Structures 20 - Select all


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