What is Ctrl + Z keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 251 programs in our database.

General description for this shortcut: Takes your last action back in most of editing programs. Some people wonder why the letter "Z" is used for undo. It's probably because of keyboard position. Ctrl + Z is easy to press and also in the same row with Ctrl + X, Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V which are very frequently used shortcuts.

Popular programs using this shortcut

What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. The Sims 4 - Undo
  2. SketchUp - Undo
  3. Krita 4.2.2 - Undo
  4. PuTTY - Put whatever you are running into a suspended background process. Type fg to restore it
  5. Microsoft Excel 2019 - Undo

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.

General


Arch Linux - Pauses current task

Ardour - Undo

Audacity - Undo

AVImark - Undo

AVImark - Undo

AVImark - Undo

AVImark - Undo

AVImark - Undo

AVImark - Undo

Camtasia - Undo

E-Sword - Undo  Editors only

Firefox Quantum - Undo

GNOME - Undo the last action.

GoldWave - Undoes last change.

Microsoft Photos App - Undo changes  (editing)

Mozilla Thunderbird - Undo

Mozilla Thunderbird - Undo

Mozilla Thunderbird - Undo

Opera - Undo recent changes

Roll20 - Undo previous action

Ubuntu - Undo the last change you made

Vivaldi - Re-open last closed tab

Waze Map Editor - Undo

Windows 3.1 - Undo last command

Text editing


Ace Editor - Undo

Bluefish - Undo

Brackets - undo

CherryTree 0.38.8 - Undo Last Operation

Dropbox Paper - Undo

FocusWriter - Undo

gedit - Undo the last action

GNU Emacs - Suspend or iconify Emacs

KompoZer - Undo

Metapad - Undo

Microsoft OneNote - Undo the last action

Microsoft Word 2019 - Undo the last action

Most used text editing - Undo

Notepad - Undo

Notepad2 - Undo

Nuance Power PDF - Undo (in Advanced Edit mode)

Nuance Power PDF - Delete bookmarks (in Review mode)

PDF-XChange Editor - Undo

PSPad - Undo

Scrivener 1.9.9 - Undo

TextRoom - Undo

TreePad Lite - Undo last edit

TreePad Lite - Undo last editing action

WinMerge - Undo last action

Wordpad - Undo a change

WordPerfect X8 - Undo

WriteMonkey - Undo

Xodo - Undo

ZenWriter 2 - Undo

Zim - Undo

Imaging


Adobe Dimension CC (Windows) - Undo

Adobe Illustrator - Undo

Adobe Photoshop CC - Undo last pin adjustment

Adobe Photoshop CC - Undo/Redo

Adobe Photoshop CC - Undo last action

Adobe Photoshop CC - Undo a selection move

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Undo

Adobe XD (Windows) - Undo

Affinity Photo - Undo

ArtRage Studio Pro - Undo

AutoCAD - Undo last action

Autodesk SketchBook (Windows) - Undo

Autodesk SketchBook (Windows) - Undo

Autodesk SketchBook (Windows) - Undo

Blender - Undo

Canva (Windows) - Undo

Clip Studio Paint Pro - Undo

Corel Painter - Undo

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 - Undo

Cura 4 - Undo

DraftSight 2019 - Undo

Easel - Undo

FaceRig Studio - Undo

FaceRig Studio - Undo. Camera editor, interpolation editor and the timeline view each stores separate undo stack. When you save or exit the camera editor, undo stack will be cleared

FastStone MaxView 3.3 - Undo (multi-level)

GIMP - Undo

Gravit Designer - Undo

HitFilm - Undo

Imagine (Image and Animation Viewer) - Undo

Inkscape - Cancel changes

Inkscape - Undo

Inkscape - cancel current line

IrfanView - Undo

Krita 3.0 - Undo

Krita 4.2.2 - Undo

LDCad - Undo the last editing action

LightWave 3D - Undo

LightWave 3D - Undo

Microsoft Paint - Undo last action

Nuke - Undo last action

Paint.NET - Undo

PaintShop Pro 2018 - Undo

PhotoDirector 10 - Undo last adjustment setting

PhotoScape - Undo

Pinnacle Studio 22 - Undo

PowerDirector 17 - Undo

ProgeCAD - Undo

QCad 3.22.0 - Undo

Shotcut - Undo

Siemens NX - Undo List

Simplify3D - Undo

SketchUp - Undo

SnagIt 13 - Undo

Substance Painter - Undo

Sweet Home 3D - Undo

Tinkercad - Undo

Windows Movie Maker - Undo the last action

System tools


Bash (Unix shell) - Suspend the current foreground process running in bash

Cisco IOS - Apply the command line and exit from config mode (return to previleged EXEC mode)

Command Line - Mark the end of a line. Text you type after that point on that line will be ignored

KDE Plasma Desktop - Undo

KDE Plasma Desktop - Undo

VMware Workstation 5.0 - Suspend.

Xterm - Stop current command (send it to the background)

Developer tools


App Maker - Undo

Atom (Windows) - core:undo

Atom (Windows) - native!

Autodesk Stingray - Undo

AWS Cloud9 IDE (Windows) - Undo

Chrome DevTools - Undo change

Code::Blocks 17.12 - Undo last action

CodeMirror - Undo last change

CoffeeCup HTML Editor - Undo

Delphi - Undo

Eclipse - Undo last action

FBIde - Undo

FileMaker - Undo the last command

FileMaker - Undo

FileMaker - Undo the last command

Free Pascal IDE - Scroll one line down

GitHub Desktop - Undo

HeidiSQL - Undo

jEdit - Undo.

Jupyter Notebook - Undo

Looker 6.8 (Windows) - Undo

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

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Most used shortcuts) - Edit.Undo

Mode SQL Editor (Windows) - Undo

Mode SQL Editor (Windows) - Undo

Notepad++ - Undo

PyCharm 2018.2 - Undo last operation.

Python IDLE for Windows - Undo last change to current window (max 1000 changes)

Qt Creator - Undo

Roblox Studio - Undo

RStudio - Undo

SAP ABAP - Undo typing

SmartGit 19 - Discard

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Reverse the last editing action

SQLyog - Undo

TouchDesigner - Undo

Unity - Undo

Unreal Engine - Undo

Windows PowerShell ISE - (Script pane, Command Pane) Undo

WinHex - Undo

winIDEA - Undo the last action

Web applications


Chromebook and Chrome OS - Undo your last action

Elementor - Undo

FastMail - Undo

Google Data Studio - Undo

Google Drive - Undo last action

Joomla - Undo last change (repeat to undo multiple changes)

WhatsApp Web and Desktop - Undo

WordPress - Undo

WordPress - Undo

Wordpress Gutenberg - Undo last changes

YouTube Studio - Undo

File manager


7-Zip - Set comment for file

Mp3tag - Undo

PuTTY - Put whatever you are running into a suspended background process. Type fg to restore it

Xyplorer - Undo

Media player


Amarok (Windows) - Undo

GOM Player - Shutdown computer when the files are finished

iTunes 11 for Windows - Undo your last typing change while still in edit mode

KMPlayer - Stop

PotPlayer 1.7 - Flip horizontal

Games


Besiege - Undo

ChessBase 13 - After deleting or reordering variations: Undo

ChessBase 13 - Archive current database

Kerbal Space Program - Undo last action

Magic: The Gathering Online - Undo

NetHack - Suspend (Unix only)

The Sims 4 - Undo

Tibia - Bug Report (only tutors)

Social & Messaging


Cisco Jabber - Undo

Cisco Webex - Undo the last action

Claws Mail - Undo

Zimbra Web Client - Undo

Security


Comodo IceDragon - Undo

Productivity


Ableton Live 10 - Undo

Accounting CS - Undo last change

ActivePresenter 7 - Undo

Aegisub - Undo last action

Bluebeam Revu - Undo

CintaNotes 3.13 - Undo last typing actions

Confluence - Undo

draw.io - Undo

draw.io - Undo

Edraw Max 9.4 - Undo

Evernote for Windows - Undo

FL Studio 20 - Undo / Redo last edit

Front (macOS) - Undo

Google Sheets - Undo

Google Sheets (Android) - Undo

Google Translator Toolkit - Undo

Guitar Pro - Undo

Huggle - Previous contribution

Lacerte - Undo the last action

Lacerte - Undo the last change

LibreOffice - Undo modifications one step at a time

LibreOffice - Undoes last action

Lucidchart - Undo

Melodyne 4 - Undo

Microsoft Access 2019 - Undo typing

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Undo

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Undo the last action

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Uses the Undo command to reverse the last command or to delete the last entry that you typed

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - Undo the last action

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - Undo the last action

Microsoft Sticky Notes - Undo

MindMeister - Undo

MYOB AccountRight - Undo

Nimbus Note - Undo

Oracle PeopleTools - Accesses the menu search field if it is enabled.

Oracle PeopleTools - If the search field is configured to appear in the Main Menu, expands the Main Menu and moves the cursor to a search field.

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Undo

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Undo last action

QuickBooks Desktop - Undo

REAPER - Edit: Undo

REAPER - Edit: Undo

REAPER - Edit: Undo

SimpleMind - Undo

Tableau - Undo

Tableau - Undo

WavePad - Undo

WPS Office - Uses the Undo command to reverse the last command or to delete the last entry you typed

Xactimate - Undo

yEd 3.19 - Undo

Scientific


Alteryx - Undo

FreeCAD 0.18 - Undo

GeoGebra - Undo

KiCad 5.0.2 - Undo

KiCad 5.0.2 - Undo

Maple - Undo

Onshape 1.98 - Undo

Solidworks 2019 - Undo

Tekla Structures 20 - Undo

Hardware


BlackBerry Classic - Undo


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