What is Ctrl + R keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 220 programs in our database.

General description for this shortcut: Used generally to refresh or reload what's on screen.

Popular programs using this shortcut

What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. Discord - Refresh discord
  2. Krita 4.2.2 - Rectangular selection tool
  3. PuTTY - Search through previously used commands
  4. Microsoft Excel 2019 - Uses the Fill Right command to copy the contents and format of the leftmost cell of a selected range into the cells to the right
  5. Microsoft Word 2019 - Switch a paragraph between right-aligned and left-aligned

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.


1Password - Reveal the selected password.

Adobe Audition - Repeat previous command (opening its dialog box but not clicking OK)

Adobe Extension Manager - Remove extension

Arch Linux - Reverse search

Ardour - Redo

Camtasia - Repeat

E-Sword - Replace Editors only

Feedreader - Mark selected folder or feed as read

Firefox Quantum - Reload

GoldWave - Replaces the selection with the sound in the clipboard.

Google Chrome - Reload the current page

Maxthon - Refresh

Microsoft Edge - Refresh the page

Microsoft Photos App - Rotate a photo while viewing or editing

Microsoft Photos App - Remove album (in Albums view)

Mozilla Thunderbird - Reply to message (sender only)

Mozilla Thunderbird - Rewrap message text

OBS Studio - Reset transform

Opera - Reload the current page

Opera - Reload (get latest version of) page

Opera - Right-adjust text in form

Quicken 2018 - Open the Reconcile dialog

Skype - Refresh the app

uTorrent - RSS downloader

Vim - Redo the last undo

Vivaldi - Reload page

Vuze - Resume/Start Selected torrent

Windows Calculator - Recall from memory

Windows Voice Recorder - Start a new recording

Text editing

CherryTree 0.38.8 - Insert Horizontal Rule

Evince 3.32 - Reload the document (effectively closes and re-opens the document).

GNU Emacs - Search backward

GNU Emacs - Enter recursive edit

LibreOffice Writer - Align Right

Metapad - Primary font

Microsoft FrontPage - Right align a paragraph.

Microsoft OneNote - Right-align the selected paragraph

Microsoft Word 2019 - Switch a paragraph between right-aligned and left-aligned

Nano - Insert another file into the current one

Notepad2 - Run command

Nuance Power PDF - Toggle displaying rulers

PDF-XChange Editor - Align text to the right.

PDF-XChange Editor - Show/hide rulers

PSPad - Reopen Active File

Scrivener 1.9.9 - Align right

Sublime Text - Goto symbol

TextRoom - Align right

TreePad Lite - Article replace

Wordpad - Align text right

WordPerfect X8 - Justify Right

WriteMonkey - Comment / uncomment line or selection

ZenWriter 2 - Right alignment

Zim - Reload page (saves first)


Adobe Animate CC (Windows) - Import image, sound, etc.

Adobe Illustrator - Show/Hide artboard rulers

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Show in Explorer/Finder (Library and Develop module only)

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Show/hide rulers

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Reload web gallery

Adobe Photoshop CC - Open selected images in Camera Raw dialog box from Bridge

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Speed/Duration...

Adobe XD (Windows) - Make Repeat Grid

Affinity Photo - Show Rulers

ArtRage Studio Pro - Load Reference Image…

Blender - Loop Cut

Clip Studio Paint Pro - Ruler [PRO/EX]

Corel Painter - Show/Hide rulers

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 - Repeat

DraftSight 2019 - Cycle through Tiled Views without clicking

FastStone Image Viewer - Resize the image

Gmsh 4.1.4 - Rename project file

HitFilm - Reset

Imagine (Image and Animation Viewer) - Reopen

Imagine (Image and Animation Viewer) - Reopen

Inkscape - Toggle rulers

IrfanView - Resample dialog

Krita 3.0 - Rectangle selection

Krita 4.2.2 - Rectangular selection tool

LDCad - Open the selection rotate dialog

LDView - Reset view

LightWave 3D - Rail extrude

LightWave 3D - Selected bone active / inactive

Microsoft Paint - Show or hide the ruler

Paint.NET - Resize

PaintShop Pro 2018 - Free rotate

PhotoDirector 10 - Reset adjustments to default setting

QCad 3.22.0 - Revert

Shotcut - Toggle Ripple mode

Shotcut (Mac) - Toggle Ripple mode

Siemens NX - Rotate

Simplify3D - Center and arrange

Windows Movie Maker - Import video from a digital video camera

System tools

Bash (Unix shell) - Recall the last command matching the characters you provide. Press this shortcut and start typing to search your bash history for a command

Cisco IOS - Refresh (start a new line, with same command shown)

Everything - Toggle Regex

FastStone Capture 9.2 - Resize the image

iTerm2 - Search as you type

PRTG Network Monitor - Edit > Pause > Resume

SyncBack - Run selected profiles

VMware Workstation 5.0 - Reset the power.

Developer tools

Android Studio - Replace

Atom (Windows) - This shortcuts opens a palette that lists all the symbols (or functions) in your current file allowing you to fuzzy search and jump lines

Atom (Windows) - (Source: Symbols View) symbols-view:toggle-file-symbols

Chrome DevTools - Normal reload

Code::Blocks 17.12 - Replace

Delphi - Replace Dialog

FBIde - Opens replace dialog

FileMaker - Container

FileMaker - Change to Pointer mode

Free Pascal IDE - Page up

Git Tower (Windows) - Rebase

GitHub Desktop - Create pull request

HeidiSQL - Replace text

IntelliJ IDEA (Windows, Linux) - Replace

IPython Shell - Reverse-search through command history

JetBrains WebStorm - Replace

Matlab - Comment

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - QueryDesigner.ExecuteSQL

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

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - QueryDesigner.ExecuteSQL

NetBeans - Rename

PyCharm 2018.2 - Initiate text search and replace.

Qt Creator - Run

Roblox Studio - Rotate about Y axis

Skipper - Create Association

SmartGit 19 - Reset

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Show or hide the query results pane

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Run the query specified in the Query Designer

SQLyog - Set Focus To The Active Tab In Result Pane

Toad For Oracle (Windows) - Find and replace

Unity - Refresh

Windows PowerShell ISE - Show Script Pane

Windows PowerShell ISE - Hide Script Pane

WinHex - Convert

Web applications

Chromebook and Chrome OS - Reload your current page

File manager

7-Zip - Refresh items list

Adobe Bridge CC - Open in camera raw

FileZilla - Reconnect to the server

Midnight Commander - Refresh active panel

Mp3tag - Remove tag

PeaZip - Rename

PuTTY - Search through previously used commands

Total Commander - Refresh current directory

WinNc - Reread directory

WinSCP - Re-read panel

Xyplorer - Suspend Auto-Refresh

Xyplorer - Color Histogram

Media player

BSPlayer - Refresh skin

GOM Player - Refresh skins

iTunes 11 for Windows - Show where a song file is located

KMPlayer - Open recent file

MediaMonkey - Auto-organize

MusicBee - Auto-organize files

PotPlayer 1.7 - Sharpen

Tidal - Toggle repeat all / Repeat single / Repeat off

VLC Media Player - Advanced open file

Winamp - Reverse playlist


Assetto Corsa - Replay

ChessBase 13 - ¦ Rook

ChessBase 13 - Replace game

League of Legends - Add an ability point to the champion's ultimate ability

NetHack - Redraw the screen

Open Rails 0.6.2 - Fire Shovel full

Tibia - Mount/dismount (if you have a mount)

Tibia - Mount or dismount

Zwift (PC and macOS) - Reload the zwift-hotkeys script itself

Social & Messaging

Cisco Jabber - Answer calls with chat

Claws Mail - Reply

Discord - Refresh discord

eM Client - Reply email

NewsBin Pro - Read post body

Zimbra Web Client - Align to right


Comodo IceDragon - Reload


Ableton Live 10 - Rename

Ableton Live 10 - Rename Selected Track

ActivePresenter 7 - Align text right

ActivePresenter 7 - Align text right

AutoQuotes - Reconfigure

Bluebeam Revu - Show / hide rulers

CintaNotes 3.13 - Toggle the “Only Related” tag filter mode.

draw.io - Turn / rotate 90° clockwise

Edraw Max 9.4 - Rotate the selected shape or shapes right 90 degree

Evernote for Windows - Right

Evolution - Reply to sender

Figma - Rename selection

Final Draft 11 (Windows) - Mark revised

FL Studio 20 - Export wave file

Google Sheets - Fill right

Google Sheets (Android) - Fill right

Guitar Pro - Multi rest

Hatim 4 - Record

Lacerte - Reset the page and cumulative hash totals to zero

LibreOffice - Opens the Enter Title dialog

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Uses the Fill Right command to copy the contents and format of the leftmost cell of a selected range into the cells to the right

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - Right align a paragraph

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - Reply to a selected comment

MYOB AccountRight - Recap transaction

Notezilla - Set reminder

Oracle RightNow - Refresh

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Right align text

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Reply to a message

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Right-align a paragraph

QuickBooks Desktop - Use Register

REAPER - Transport: Record

SAP NetWeaver Business Client 5.0 for Desktop - Refresh Side Panel

The Bat! - Refresh message list

WavePad - Add Region

WorkZone Client - Refresh

WPS Office - Uses the Fill Right command to copy the contents and format of the leftmost cell of a selected range into the cells to the right

Xactimate - Go to Parameters

yEd 3.19 - Print preview…


Alteryx - Run workflow; stop workflow from running

FreeCAD 0.18 - Recompute

GeoGebra - Recompute all objects (including random numbers)

KiCad 5.0.2 - Position Item Relative

KiCad 5.0.2 - Refresh project tree

Maple - 2-D Math Mode

Maple - Find Matching Command From the History

Solidworks 2019 - Redraws the screen.

Tekla Structures 20 - Rotate with mouse

Tekla Structures 20 - Revision

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