Ctrl + U

Ctrl + U

by Devender 02-Apr-21

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Ctrl + U also known as Control + U is a keyboard shortcut used to underline the selected text or open the source code in a browser.

How to use it?

One needs to press and hold the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard and press the "U" key with it.


In Apple Mac, one needs to press the "Command + U" to underline any text or press "Command + Shift + U" shortcut keys to open the Utilities folder.

  • Ctrl + U in Excel:
  • In Microsoft Excel, if you choose to press the "Ctrl + U" key, it will underline the highlighted text.

  • Ctrl + U in Word:
  • In Microsoft Word, Ctrl + U lets you underline any selected text.

  • Ctrl + U in Browser:
  • In all the major browsers (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera), pressing Ctrl + U will open the source code of the page in a new tab.

  • Ctrl + U in Outlook:

In Microsoft Outlook, Ctrl + U is used to mark a mail as unread.


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