What is Ctrl + U keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 190 programs in our database.

General description for this shortcut: Underlines text in rich text editing programs.

Popular programs using this shortcut

What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Toggle UI
  2. Discord - Toggle channel member list
  3. Krita 4.2.2 - HSV Adjustment…
  4. Krita 4.2.2 - Underline
  5. PuTTY - Clear the line before the cursor position. If you are at the end of the line, clears the entire line

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.


Arch Linux - Cut everything from line start to cursor

Ardour - All enclosed by edit range

Audacity - Mute All Tracks

E-Sword - Underline Editors only

Feedreader - Refresh article list

Firefox Quantum - Page source

GoldWave - AutoTrims the sound.  Removes silences within the ends of the selection.

Google Chrome - Display non-editable HTML source code for the current page

Microsoft Edge - View source

Microsoft Photos App - Remove selected items from album

Mozilla Thunderbird - View message source

Opera - Clear all

Opera - Toggle text-style underline

Opera - Go to previous unread message

Quicken 2018 - Go to the Portfolio

Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Clear the current line in terminal

Roll20 - Add selected object(s) to turn tracker

Ubuntu - Underline the selected text

uTorrent - Add new torrent from URL

Vivaldi - View page source

Text editing

Ace Editor - Change to upper case

Brackets - Undo selection

Brackets - To Upper Case

Brackets - Undo last selection change

CherryTree 0.38.8 - Toggle Underline Property of the Selected Text

Dropbox Paper - Underline

FocusWriter - Underline

gedit - Convert the selected text to upper case

KompoZer - Text style Underline

Metapad - Transparent mode

Microsoft FrontPage - Apply an underline.

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

Microsoft Word 2019 - Apply an underline

Most used text editing - Underline

Nano - Uncut from the cut buffer into the current line

Notepad2 - Make lowercase

Nuance Power PDF - Display / hide gridlines

PDF-XChange Editor - Underline

Scrivener 1.9.9 - Underlined

Sublime Text - soft undo; jumps to your last change before undoing change when repeated

TextRoom - Underline

Wordpad - Underline selected text

WriteMonkey - Soft undo

ZenWriter 2 - Underline

Zim - Make selected text underline (renders highlighted)


Adobe Animate CC (Windows) - Ungroup

Adobe Illustrator - Show/ hide smart guides

Adobe Lightroom Classic - Auto tone

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Underline

Affinity Photo - Underline

Affinity Photo - HSL (Adjustment)

Blender - Save User Settings

Clip Studio Paint Pro - Tonal correction: Hue/Saturation/Luminosity

Corel Painter - Ungroup

Corel Painter - Ungroup

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 - Ungroup

Inkscape - Ungroup selected group(s)

Inkscape - toggle Unicode entry

IrfanView - Custom rotation dialog

Krita 3.0 - HSV/HSL adjust

Krita 4.2.2 - HSV Adjustment…

Krita 4.2.2 - Underline

LDView - Right side up

LightWave 3D - Unweld polygons

LightWave 3D - UnParent bone

Microsoft Paint - Underline selected text

Nuke - Enable or disable previewing output on an external broadcast video monitor

Pinnacle Studio 22 - Toggle underline

PowerDirector 17 - Adjust system volume

Siemens NX - Execute > NX Open

Simplify3D - Customize support structures

System tools

Bash (Unix shell) - Cut the part of the line before the cursor and add it to the clipboard

Cisco IOS - Delete all characters from the cursor to the beginning of the command line

Everything - Toggle match path

Developer tools

Android Studio - Go to super-method/super-class

Atom (Windows) - This undoes the previous selection, like from Select Same Words

Atom (Windows) - (Source: Find And Replace) find-and-replace:select-undo

AWS Cloud9 IDE (Windows) - Open Tree Panel

AWS Cloud9 IDE (Windows) - To Uppercase

Chrome DevTools - Select / de-select the next occurrence of whatever word the cursor is on. Each occurrence is highlighted simultaneously

CodeMirror - Undo the last change to the selection, or if there are no selection-only changes at the top of the history, undo the last change

CoffeeCup HTML Editor - Underline

FileMaker - Preview mode

FileMaker - Select tables with the same source table

Git Tower (Windows) - Push HEAD

HeidiSQL - Uppercase block

IntelliJ IDEA (Windows, Linux) - Go to super-method/ super-class

IPython Shell - Cut text from beginning of line to cursor

jEdit - Select to marker with shortcut key.

Komodo Edit - Make uppercase

Looker 6.8 (Windows) - Share

Looker 6.8 (Windows) - Share

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

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

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

Mode SQL Editor (Mac) - Change to upper case

Mode SQL Editor (Windows) - Change to upper case

Mode SQL Editor (Windows) - Underline

Notepad++ - Convert to lower case

PyCharm 2018.2 - Navigate to a super method declaration of a method under the caret.

Qt Creator - Select the current block (The second press extends the selection to the parent block. To enable this behavior, select Tools> Options > Text Editor > Behavior > Enable smart selection changing)

Roblox Studio - Ungroup

RStudio - Yank line up to cursor

RStudio (Mac) - Yank line up to cursor

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Make the selected text lower case

SQLyog - Add A New User

Valentina Studio - Make Selection Lower

Visual Studio Code (Linux) - Undo last cursor operation

Visual Studio Code (Windows) - Undo last cursor operation

Web applications

Chromebook and Chrome OS - View page source

Facebook (Chrome) - Go to other messages

FastMail - Underline

Gmail - Underline

Google Data Studio - Underline

Joomla - Toggles underlining of selected text

TinyMCE - Underline

WordPress - Underline

Yahoo Mail - Underline

File manager

FileZilla - Preserve timestamps of transferred files

Mp3tag - Unselect all

PuTTY - Clear the line before the cursor position. If you are at the end of the line, clears the entire line

Total Commander - Swap left and right view

WhereIsIt? - View user list

WinSCP - Keep remote directory up to date

Media player


foobar2000 - Add location

GOM Player - Open URL

iTunes 11 for Windows - Stream audio file at a specific URL to iTunes

KMPlayer - Open URL

PotPlayer 1.7 - Open URL

SMPlayer 19.5.0 - Open URL

Tidal - Check for updates

Windows Media Player 11 - Specify either a URL or path of a file


Assetto Corsa - Cycle virtual desktops

Black Desert Online - Toggle Free Cam

Black Desert Online - Screenshot mode

FlightGear - Add 1000 ft. to your altitude (emergency)

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Toggle UI

Ring of Elysium - Turn the microphone off

Social & Messaging

Cisco Jabber - Underlined

Claws Mail - Show message source

Claws Mail - Delete line

Discord - Toggle channel member list

eM Client - Underline selected text

Google Hangouts - Underline

NewsBin Pro - Unlock poster

Pidgin - Plugins

Slack - Upload a file

Zimbra Web Client - Underlined


Comodo IceDragon - Page Source


Ableton Live 10 - Quantize

Ableton Live 10 - Quantize

ActivePresenter 7 - Underline

ActivePresenter 7 - Underline

CintaNotes 3.13 - Display untagged notes.

CintaNotes 3.13 - Toggle various formatting on currently selected text.

Confluence - Underline

draw.io - Toggle underline on selected text

Evernote for Windows - Underline

Figma - Underline

FL Studio 20 - Quick Chop

Google Sheets - Underline

Google Sheets (Android) - Underline

Guitar Pro - Brush upstroke

Lacerte - E-file Wizard

Lacerte - Underline selected text

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

LibreOffice - Refreshes the selected theme

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Underline text or remove underline

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Applies or removes underlining

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - Apply an underline

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Slideshows) - Hide the pointer and navigation button in 15 seconds

Microsoft Sticky Notes - Underlined

Nimbus Note - Underline

Notezilla - Underline

Oracle EBS Forms - Update record

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Mark as unread

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Underline

QuickBooks Desktop - Use the item from the list that you have just opened using Ctrl + L.

SharePoint - Apply or remove the underline from the selected text.

SimpleMind - Toggle Underline font effect for selected topics or labels

The Bat! - Mark as unread

The Bat! - Underline

WPS Office - Applies or removes underlining


KiCad 5.0.2 - Switch Units

Maple - Underline (text or Maple input)

Maple - Undo Changes to the Line

Onshape 1.98 - Feedback / Report a bug

Tekla Structures 20 - Update


BlackBerry Classic - Underline

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