What is Ctrl + N keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 240 programs in our database.

General description for this shortcut: Depending on the program, creates a new document, project, spreadsheet, etc.

Popular programs using this shortcut

What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. SketchUp - New
  2. Krita 4.2.2 - New
  3. Microsoft Excel 2019 - Creates a new, blank workbook
  4. Microsoft Word 2019 - Create a new document
  5. Opera - Browse in new application window

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.


1Password - Create a new item.

Arch Linux - Move to the next line

Ardour - Open a new session

Audacity - New

Camtasia - Create a new project

Camtasia - New

EasyWorship - Open the Alerts window

E-Sword - Next reference

Firefox Quantum - New window

GoldWave - Creates a new file.

Google Chrome - Open a new window

Maxthon - Open a new window

Microsoft Edge - Open a new window

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 - Open a new window

Microsoft Photos App - Create a new album (in Albums view)

Mozilla Thunderbird - New message

Mozilla Thunderbird - New message

Mozilla Thunderbird - New address book contact

Opera - Browse in new application window

qBittorrent - Torrent creator

Quicken 2018 - Go to a new transaction

Skype - Start new conversation

Skype - Start new conversation

Ubuntu - Open a new document or window

uTorrent - Create new torrent

Vivaldi - New window

Windows Calculator - Select ex

Wunderlist - Add new To-do

Text editing

Bluefish - Create a new file

Brackets - New File

CherryTree 0.38.8 - Add a Node having the Same Parent of the Selected Node

Evince 3.32 - Open a copy of the current document.

FocusWriter - Create a new document

gedit - Create a new document in a new window

GNU Emacs - Line - forward

Joplin - New note

KompoZer - Open New Page/Template

Metapad - New

Microsoft FrontPage - Create a new Web page.

Microsoft OneNote - Add a new page at the end of the selected section

Microsoft OneNote - Add a new page at the end of the selected section

Microsoft Word 2019 - Create a new document

Most used text editing - Create a new document

Notepad - Create new text document

Notepad2 - New file

Nuance Power PDF - Create new blank document in advanced edit mode

PDF-XChange Editor - Create a new document

PSPad - New file...

Scrivener 1.9.9 - Add new text

Simplenote - New note

TextRoom - New

TreePad Lite - New

Wordpad - Create a new document

WordPerfect X8 - New

WriteMonkey - New document


Adobe Dimension CC (Windows) - New

Adobe Illustrator - Create a document

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Create a new collection in the Library module

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Create a new snapshot

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Create a new slide show template

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Create a new print template

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Create a new web gallery template

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Sequence...

Adobe XD (Windows) - New

Affinity Photo - New Document

ArtRage Studio Pro - New Painting…

AutoCAD - New Drawing

Autodesk SketchBook (Windows) - New (menu)

Autodesk SketchBook (Windows) - New

Blender - Reload Start-up File

Blender - Recalculate normals to outside

Blender - Recalculate Roll menu

Clip Studio Paint Pro - New

Corel Painter - New

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 - New

DraftSight 2019 - Create a new drawing file

GIMP - New image

Gmsh 4.1.4 - Create new project file

HitFilm - New project

Imagine (Image and Animation Viewer) - New

Inkscape - Create new document

IrfanView - Open current image in new window

Krita 3.0 - New

Krita 4.2.2 - New

Krita 4.2.2 - Normal

LDCad - Start a new file/model

LightWave 3D - Add null

Microsoft Paint - Create a new picture

MyPaint - New

Nuke - Create a new project or script, depending on environment

Nuke - Create a new sequence

PaintShop Pro 2018 - New

PhotoDirector 10 - Create a new project

Pinnacle Studio 22 - New collection

PowerDirector 17 - Create a new project

ProgeCAD - New Drawing

QCad 3.22.0 - New

Siemens NX - New

Simplify3D - New

SketchUp - New

SnagIt 13 - New image

Substance Painter - New project

Sweet Home 3D - New

Windows Movie Maker - Create a new project

System tools

Bash (Unix shell) - Go to the next command in the command history

Cisco IOS - Next command

Everything - Open a new search window

KDE Plasma Desktop - New

PRTG Network Monitor - View > Show news feed

SyncBack - New profile

VirtualBox 6.0 - New machine...

VMware Workstation 5.0 - Create a new virtual machine.

Developer tools

Android Studio - Find class

Atom (Windows) - Open an empty file in a new tab

Atom (Windows) - application:new-file

Autodesk Stingray - New Level

AWS Cloud9 IDE (Windows) - New File

Code::Blocks 17.12 - New file or project

Code::Blocks 17.12 - Next call tip

CoffeeCup HTML Editor - New HTML page

Delphi - Insert new line after cursor (cursor stays in current line)

Eclipse - Create a new project with Wizard

FBIde - Create a new empty document

FileMaker - Number

FileMaker - Change to Note mode

Git Tower (Windows) - Open new window

GitHub Desktop - New repository

HeidiSQL - New window

HeidiSQL - Insert line

IntelliJ IDEA (Windows, Linux) - Go to class

IPython Shell - Access next command in history

jEdit - New file.

JetBrains WebStorm - Go to class

Matlab - New script

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - File.NewFile

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Most used shortcuts) - File.NewFile

Mode SQL Editor (Mac) - Go line down

Notepad++ - New file

PhpStorm - Find a class, file or symbol

PyCharm 2018.2 - Navigate directly to a class in project by specifying its name in a pop-up dialog box.

Python IDLE for Windows - Create a new editing window

Qt Creator - New file or project

Roblox Studio - New

RPG Maker - Creates a new project

SAP ABAP - New ABAP development object

Skipper - New Project

SmartGit 19 - New window

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Display the New File dialog box to create a file

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Open a new query with current connection

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Display the New File dialog box to create a new file

SQL Server Profiler - New trace

SQLyog - Create A New Connection With Current Connection Properties

Toad For Oracle (Windows) - Make code statement

TouchDesigner - New File

Visual Studio Code (Linux) - New File

Visual Studio Code (Windows) - New File

Windows PowerShell ISE - New

WinHex - New

winIDEA - Create a new document

Web applications

Chromebook and Chrome OS - Open a new window

Joomla - New

WhatsApp Web and Desktop - Start new chat

File manager

Adobe Bridge CC - New window

File Explorer - Open a new window

Mp3tag - Select next file

PureSync - New job

WinSCP - Open a new session

Xyplorer - Create New Folder

Media player

AIMP - New playlist

Clementine - New playlist

foobar2000 - New playlist

GOM Player - Noise

iTunes 11 for Windows - Create a new playlist

MediaMonkey - Next track (forward)

MusicBee - Play next track

PotPlayer 1.7 - Denoise 3D

SMPlayer 19.5.0 - Next bookmark

Spotify - Create a new playlist

VLC Media Player - Open network

Winamp - New (clear) playlist

Windows Media Player 11 - Create a new playlist


ChessBase 13 - ¤ Knight

FlightGear - Toggle NAV 1 lock

Tibia - Hide the names and the status bars of the creatures on the game window

Zwift (PC and macOS) - Runs zwift-addons-overlay.ahk which lets you overlay various other applications on the Zwift window (e.g. Netflix, YouTube, and a Zwift chat window)

Social & Messaging

Claws Mail - Move a next line

eM Client - Compose new email

NewsBin Pro - Create a new configuration


Comodo IceDragon - New Window

Dashlane - Create a new item

KeePass - New

Kleopatra 3.1.8 - New key pair…


Ableton Live 10 - New Live Set

Aegisub - New subtitles

Bluebeam Revu - Create PDF

CintaNotes 3.13 - Create a new note.

Edraw Max 9.4 - Create a new document

Evernote for Windows - New Note

Evolution - New item in current mode

Final Draft 11 (Windows) - New document

FL Studio 20 - Save new version

Freemind - New map

Guitar Pro - New > Steel guitar

LibreOffice - Creates a new document

Melodyne 4 - New

Microsoft Access 2019 - Open a new database

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Creates a new, blank workbook

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - Create new presentation

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - Insert a new comment

Microsoft Sticky Notes - New note

MYOB AccountRight - New company file

Notezilla - Create new note

Notion (Windows) - New page

Oracle RightNow - New (same item type)

Oracle RightNow - New (uses default new selection)

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Create a message (when in Mail view)

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Create an appointment (when in the Calendar view)

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Create a contact (when in Contacts)

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Create a task when in Tasks view

QTranslate 6.7.3 - Clear current translation

QuickBooks Desktop - Create a new transaction or list item

REAPER - File: New project

SimpleMind - Edit note

Tableau - New workbook

The Bat! - Create new message

Todoist - Open task Quick Add

UiPath Studio - Creates a new Sequence Diagram in the current project

WavePad - Create new file (new tab)

WPS Office - Creates a new, blank workbook

Xactimate - Go to Insured Info

yEd 3.19 - New


Alteryx - New workflow

FreeCAD 0.18 - New

GeoGebra - New Window

KiCad 5.0.2 - New project

KiCad 5.0.2 - New

Maple - New Document/Worksheet (based on Options dialog setting)

Maple - Next Command From the History

Solidworks 2019 - New

Tekla Structures 20 - Create new model

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