What is Ctrl + W keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 184 programs in our database.

There isn't any generic description for this shortcut.

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What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. Krita 4.2.2 - Close
  2. PuTTY - Delete the word before cursor
  3. Microsoft Excel 2019 - Close a workbook
  4. Microsoft Word 2019 - Close a document
  5. League of Legends - Add an ability point to the champion's 2nd ability

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.

General


Arch Linux - Cut the current word before the cursor

Audacity - Close

Exact Audio Copy - Compare WAVs

Firefox Quantum - Close tab

Foxit PDF Reader 2.0 - Close File

GoldWave - Sets the selection to the view (what is currently shown in the Sound window).

Google Chrome - Close the current tab

Maxthon - Close the current tab

Microsoft Edge - Close current tab

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 - Close tab

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 - Close tab

Mozilla Thunderbird - Close window or tab

Opera - Close the current tab

Opera - Close active tab

Quicken 2018 - Go to the Write Checks screen

Vivaldi - Close tab

Windows 10 Maps - Close the active tab

Text editing


Adobe Acrobat 2017 (Windows and Unix) - (Windows only) Close Help window

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC - Close current document

Bluefish - Close files

Brackets - Close

CherryTree 0.38.8 - Lower the Case of the Selection/ the Underlying Word

Evince 3.32 - Close the current document window.

gedit - Close tab

gedit - Close the current document

GNU Emacs - Kill region

KompoZer - Close Window

KompoZer - Close Tab

KompoZer - Close KompoZer Help Window

Metapad - Word wrap

Microsoft FrontPage - Close the active window.

Microsoft Word 2019 - Close a document

Nano - Search for a string or a regular expression

Notepad2 - Toggle word wrap

PDF-XChange Editor - Close the active document.

PSPad - Word Wrap Lines

Sublime Text - Close current tab

TextRoom - Change the current format

TreePad Lite - Wrap text

WordPerfect X8 - Symbol Insert

Xodo - Close the current tab

Zim - Close window

Imaging


ACDSee - Closes ACDSee

Adobe Illustrator - Close the document window

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Close

Affinity Photo - Close Document/Close App (when no documents open)

Blender - Save File

Clip Studio Paint Pro - Close

Corel Painter - Close

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 - Refresh Window

GIMP - Close document window

Inkscape - Close document window

IrfanView - Start slideshow with current directory and images

Krita 3.0 - Close

Krita 4.2.2 - Close

LDCad - Close current file

LightWave 3D - Weld points

LightWave 3D - Mirror hierarchy

Microsoft Paint - Open the Resize and Skew dialog box

Nimbus Capture (PC) - Quit

Nuke - Close the current project or script, dependent on environment

Paint.NET - Close image

PaintShop Pro 2018 - Window fit to image

PhotoScape - White balance

PowerDirector 17 - Import a media folder

PowerDirector 17 - Import a media folder

QCad 3.22.0 - Close

Shotcut - Close

Siemens NX - Show / hide

Simplify3D - Wireframe

SnagIt 13 - Close current capture

Windows Movie Maker - Play content on the storyboard/timeline

System tools


Bash (Unix shell) - Cut the word before the cursor and add it to the clipboard

Cisco IOS - Delete word to the left of the cursor

CopyQ 3.8 - Remove tab

Everything - Close the Everything window

iTerm2 - Delete previous word (in shell)

KDE Plasma Desktop - Close Document/Tab

SyncBack - Run selected profiles unattended

Windows Terminal - Close tab

Developer tools


Android Studio - Select successively increasing code blocks

Atom (Windows) - Close active tab

Atom (Windows) - core:close

Atom (Windows) - (Source: Go To Line) core:cancel

Code::Blocks 17.12 - Close file

CoffeeCup HTML Editor - Close

Eclipse - Close currently open file

FileMaker - Close a file or window

Free Pascal IDE - Scroll one line up

HeidiSQL - Clear query editor

HeidiSQL - Clear filter editor

IntelliJ IDEA (Windows, Linux) - Extend selection

IntelliJ IDEA (Windows, Linux) - Extend selection

jEdit - Close buffer.

JetBrains WebStorm - Select successively increasing code blocks

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

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

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Most used shortcuts) - [Text Editor] Edit.SelectCurrentWord

NetBeans - Close selected window

Notepad++ - Close current document

PhpStorm - Extend or shrink selection

PyCharm 2018.2 - Select successively increasing code blocks starting from the current caret location.

Qt Creator - Close window

Roblox Studio - Close

RStudio - Close active document (except on Chrome)

SAP ABAP - Close

Skipper - Close Project

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Select the word containing the cursor, or the closest word

SQLyog - Disconnect The Current Connection

Unreal Engine - Duplicate

Visual Studio Code (Linux) - Close window/instance

Visual Studio Code (Linux) - Close editor

Visual Studio Code (Linux) - Close

Windows PowerShell ISE - Close PowerShell Tab

WinHex - Close window

Web applications


Chromebook and Chrome OS - Close the current tab

File manager


Adobe Bridge CC - Close window

Far Manager - Task list

File Explorer - Close the current window

FileZilla - Close tab

Multi Commander - Tab - Close Tab

PureSync - Run wizard

PuTTY - Delete the word before cursor

WinSCP - Close active session

Xyplorer - Close Tab

Xyplorer - Close current tab

Xyplorer - White Border

Media player


foobar2000 - Remove playlist

iTunes 11 for Windows - Close the iTunes window

KMPlayer - Open WDM (TV) as default device

MusicBee - Close tab

PotPlayer 1.7 - Open analog TV

VLC Media Player - Quit VLC

Winamp - Toggle windowshade mode

Windows Media Player 11 - Close or stop playing a file

Windows Media Player 11 - Close or stop playing a file

Games


Astroneer - Walk

Black Desert Online - Adjust focus

ChessBase 13 - ª with

ChessBase 13 - Annotate correspondence chess move %%

League of Legends - Add an ability point to the champion's 2nd ability

The Secret of Monkey Island - Win the game

Tibia - Remove statements from the game window

Zwift (PC and macOS) - Where am I? (toggle the information window)

Social & Messaging


Cisco Jabber - Close chat window

Cisco Webex - Close a shared file or whiteboard

Claws Mail - Work offline

Claws Mail - Close

NewsBin Pro - Lockout poster keyword

Telegram - Iconify (minimize) Telegram to system tray

Security


Comodo IceDragon - Close Tab

Dashlane - Log out

KeePass - Close

Kleopatra 3.1.8 - Close

Productivity


Accounting CS - Prompts you to save changes (When in Workpapers CS closes the workpaper, but leaves the PDF editor open. Also, you are prompted to save your changes before returning the workpaper to the binder)

Bluebeam Revu - Close current document

Browser tab management - Close tab

Browser tab management - Close tab

Browser tab management - Close tab

Edraw Max 9.4 - Close the active document

Evolution - Close Window

Freemind - Close

Guitar Pro - Close

Kindle for PC - Close Book

Melodyne 4 - Close

Microsoft Access 2019 - Close the active database window

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Close a workbook

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Closes the selected workbook window

Microsoft Sticky Notes - Close window

Notezilla - Stick to window

Notezilla - Stick to window

QuickBooks Desktop - Write Checks/Cheques

SAP NetWeaver Business Client 5.0 for Desktop - Close Tab

SimpleMind - Apply default Word Wrap

Sumatra PDF - Close current document

Tableau - Swap rows and columns

The Bat! - Add sender to Address Book

WavePad - Close file

WPS Office - Closes the selected workbook window

Xactimate - Open Underwriting Checklist

yEd 3.19 - Add child

Scientific


KiCad 5.0.2 - Switch Track Width To Previous

Maple - Move One Word Right

Solidworks 2019 - Close window


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