What is Ctrl + B keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 225 programs in our database.

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Popular programs using this shortcut

What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. Krita 4.2.2 - Color Balance…
  2. Microsoft Word 2019 - Apply bold formatting
  3. Microsoft Excel 2019 - Bold
  4. Opera - Toggle text-style bold
  5. Notepad++ - Go to matching brace

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.


Arch Linux - Move cursor one character to the left

Audacity - Add Label at Selection

EasyWorship - Toggle Black Screen on and off

E-Sword - Bold Editors only

Firefox Quantum - Bookmarks sidebar

GoldWave - Pastes the clipboard into the sound at the beginning.

Microsoft Edge - Open or close your list of bookmarks

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 - Open the Organize Favorites dialog box

Mozilla Thunderbird - Text style bold

Opera - Toggle text-style bold

Opera - Paste and go in current or new tab

Quicken 2018 - Back up a file

Ubuntu - Make the selected text bold

Vivaldi - Bookmarks

Text editing

Brackets - Add next match to your selection

CherryTree 0.38.8 - Toggle Bold Property of the Selected Text

CudaText 1.88.3 - Go to bookmark

Dropbox Paper - Bold

FocusWriter - Bold

GNU Emacs - Character - backward

iA Writer - Bold

Joplin - Bold

KompoZer - Text style Bold

Metapad - Show status bar

Microsoft FrontPage - Apply bold formatting.

Microsoft OneNote - Apply bold formatting to or remove it from the selected text

Microsoft Word 2019 - Apply bold formatting

Most used text editing - Bold

Nano - Go back one character

Notepad2 - Find matching brace

Nuance Power PDF - Create a bookmark

OneNote for the web - Bold

PDF-XChange Editor - Make the selected text bold.

PDF-XChange Editor - Show/Hide the Bookmarks pane.

QOwnNotes 19.10.10 - Format text bold

Scrivener 1.9.9 - Bold

TextRoom - Bold

Tomboy 0.23 - Bold

Wordpad - Make selected text bold

WordPerfect X8 - Bold

WriteMonkey - Bold (markdown)

ZenWriter 2 - Bold

Zim - Make selected text strong


ACDSee - Adds currently displayed item to the Image Basket in Manage mode

Adobe Animate CC (Windows) - Break Apart

Adobe Illustrator - Paste at back

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Show Quick Collection

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Bold

Adobe XD (Windows) - Bold

Affinity Photo - Bold

Affinity Photo - Grow/Shrink

ArtRage Studio Pro - Blur Layer…

Autodesk Maya 2019 - Edit Paint Effects template brush settings

Canva (Windows) - Bold text

Corel Painter - Brush controls panel (General or All)

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 - Brightness/Contrast/Intensity

DraftSight 2019 - Toggle snap mode during command execution

Imagine (Image and Animation Viewer) - Batch conversion

Inkscape - Toggle scrollbars

Inkscape - make selection bold

IrfanView - Browse subfolders dialog

Krita 3.0 - Color balance

Krita 4.2.2 - Color Balance…

Krita 4.2.2 - Bold

LDView - Model bounding box

LightWave 3D - Edge bevel

LightWave 3D - IK boost tool

Microsoft Paint - Bold selected text

MyPaint - Show brush settings

Nuke - Toggle node buffer

Nuke - Create a new bin

Paint.NET - (twice) First combination zooms to Window, the second restores the previous zoom level

Paint.NET - Zoom to window

PaintShop Pro 2018 - Mirror horizontal

PhotoScape - Color balance

Pinnacle Studio 22 - Toggle bold

PowerDirector 17 - Make text bold

Siemens NX - Hide

System tools

Bash (Unix shell) - Go left one character

Cisco IOS - One character to the left

Everything - Toggle match whole word

iTerm2 - Move back one character

VMware Workstation 5.0 - Power on.

XenCenter - Start the selected VM

Developer tools

Android Studio - Go to declaration (directly)

Atom (Windows) - Browse tabs within the window

Atom (Windows) - native!

Atom (Windows) - (Source: Fuzzy Finder) fuzzy-finder:toggle-buffer-finder

Chrome DevTools - (when cursor is focused on the line) Add or remove a line-of-code breakpoint

Code::Blocks 17.12 - Toggle bookmark

CoffeeCup HTML Editor - Bold

CoffeeCup Web Editor - Next bookmark in document

Delphi - Invoke buffer window when focus is on editor. The buffer window shows a list of all different tabs.

FileMaker - Browse mode

Git Tower (Windows) - Create new branch

GitHub Desktop - Branches list

HxD 2.3 - Paste written

IntelliJ IDEA (Windows, Linux) - Go to declaration

IPython Shell - Move cursor back one character

jEdit - Complete word.

JetBrains WebStorm - Go to declaration

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - Debug.BreakatFunction

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - DOMExplorer.SelectElement

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - Format.Bold

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - Format.ButtonBottom

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

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Most used shortcuts) - Debug.BreakatFunction

Mode SQL Editor (Windows) - Bold

NetBeans - Go to declaration

Notepad++ - Go to matching brace

Notepad++ - Go to matching brace (caret must be on a brace)

PyCharm 2018.2 - Navigate to declaration of a symbol at caret.

Python IDLE for Windows - Build

Qt Creator - Build project

Qt Linguist 5.13 - Copy from source text

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Break at function

SQLyog - Set Focus On Object Browser

Toad For Oracle (Windows) - Comment block

Unreal Engine - Find in Content Browser

Visual Studio Code (Linux) - Toggle Sidebar visibility

Visual Studio Code (Windows) - Toggle Sidebar visibility

WinHex - Write

winIDEA - Begin New Session

Web applications

FastMail - Bold

Gmail - Bold

Google Data Studio - Bold

Joomla - Bold the selected text or un-bold previously bolded text (This is called "toggling" the bolding of text.)

TinyMCE - Bold

WordPress - Bold

Yahoo Mail - Bold

File manager

Adobe Bridge CC - Review mode

FileZilla - Add bookmark

Mp3tag - Restore all input fields

Multi Commander - View - Button Panel

PeaZip - Go back in history

Total Commander - Show contents of current directory and all subdirectories in one list

WinNc - Add files or directories to the backuplist

WinSCP - Bookmark current directory

Xyplorer - Toggle Favorite Folder: toggle favorite status of current folder

Media player

BSPlayer - Next chapter

GOM Player - Backward 10 sec

iTunes 11 for Windows - Hide or show the Browser (Artist and Album columns)

MediaMonkey - Previous track (back)

Microsoft Groove - Restart current song or skip to previous

MusicBee - Previous track

PotPlayer 1.7 - Soften

SMPlayer 19.5.0 - Previous bookmark

VLC Media Player - Edit bookmarks

Windows Media Player 11 - Play the next song

Windows Media Player 11 - Play the next video


Battlezone 98 Redux - Bail out and destroy vehicle

ChessBase 13 - ¥ Bishop

The Curse of Monkey Island - Increase sound buffer to 7 from 5 (or back). This may solve sound problem in old PCs

Tibia - Open/close Battle Window

Total War: Attila - Select all artillery

Social & Messaging

Cisco Jabber - Bold

Claws Mail - Move a character backward

eM Client - Bold selected text

Google Hangouts - Bold

Medium - Bold

Pidgin - Add buddy

Telegram - Bold

Tumblr - Bold

Zimbra Web Client - Bold


Comodo IceDragon - Bookmarks sidebar


Accounting CS - Toggle to hide or unhide the Bookmarks frame

ActivePresenter 7 - Bold

ActivePresenter 7 - Bold

AutoQuotes - Promote accessory item to base item

Banner 9 (Windows, Mac) - Toggle Accessibility Mode for current session

Banner 9 (Windows, Mac) - Toggle Accessibility Mode for current session

Bluebeam Revu - Add bookmark

CintaNotes 3.13 - Toggle various formatting on currently selected text.

Confluence - Bold

draw.io - Toggle bold on selected text

Evernote for Windows - Bold

Excel for the web - Bold % Kalın

Figma - Bold

FL Studio 20 - Toggle blend notes

FL Studio 20 - Duplicate selection (or all Clips in zoom range if nothing is selected) to the right.

FL Studio 20 - Duplicate selection, or all notes in zoom range if nothing is selected, to the right. Works also with time-line selections

Freemind - Bold

Front (macOS) - Bold

Google Sheets - Bold

Google Sheets (Android) - Bold

Guitar Pro - Enable browser

Kindle for PC - Open Notes and Marks (if closed)

Kindle for PC - Close Notes and Marks (if opened)

Lacerte - Make selected text bold

LibreOffice - The Bold attribute is applied to the selected area. If the cursor is positioned in a word, this word is also put in bold

Lucidchart - Bold

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Bold

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Bold text or remove bold formatting

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Applies or removes bold formatting

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - Make selected text bold

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - Apply bold formatting

Microsoft Sticky Notes - Bold

MindMeister - Toggle bold

MYOB AccountRight - Receive paymants

Nimbus Note - Bold

Notezilla - Bold

Notion (Windows) - Bold text

Oracle EBS Forms - Block menu

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - (when a Send/Receive is in progress) Display Send/Receive progress

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Make letters bold

REAPER - View: Show project bay window

SharePoint - Apply or remove bold formatting from the selected text.

SimpleMind - Bold font style for selected topics or labels

Tableau - Smaller cell size

The Bat! - Delete sender from Address Book

The Bat! - Browse deleted messages

The Bat! - Bold

Traktor Pro 3 - Slot stop / Delete / Load from list (Remix Deck~)

WavePad - Add Bookmark

WPS Office - Applies or removes bold formatting


FreeCAD 0.18 - Box zoom

KiCad 5.0.2 - Highlight connection

KiCad 5.0.2 - Remove Filled Areas in All Zones

KiCad 5.0.2 - Run Bitmap2Component

Maple - Bold Style Attribute (text or Maple input)

Maple - Cursor Left

Solidworks 2019 - Rebuild

Solidworks 2019 - Rebuilds the model.

Tekla Structures 20 - Create report


BlackBerry Classic - Bold

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