There are tons of keyboard shortcuts that make our everyday lives easier. However, unless you’re a power user, you don’t know quite a lot of them.
Of course, keyboard shortcuts are not always exclusive to a particular program. One shortcut can do multiple things depending on what program you’re using.
In this article, we’re looking at the Ctrl + H shortcut, what it does, and what programs you can use to quicken your workflow.
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What does Ctrl + H do?
As mentioned before, what the shortcut does mainly depends on what programs you’re using.
If you’re using a web browser, this command will open the browser’s history — the same stands for the default Windows calculator. Pressing Ctrl + H will show the calculator’s history.
Pressing Ctrl + H will bring up the Find and Replace utility in most text editors.
Apart from Windows, the shortcut is also commonly used in other PC operating systems such as Linux, Chrome OS and macOS. The final command, as always, depends on the program you’re running, regardless of the operating system.
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What does CTRL + H do in other programs?
Here are 18 popular programs and what the CTRL+H shortcut does in them. The programs include VLC, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Acrobat Reader DC; Microsoft Word, Edge, and other browsers, text editors, Autocad, Bash and operating systems like Ubuntu and Chrome OS.
|Program||CTRL + H command|
|Brave Browser||Show browser history|
|Firefox||Show browser history|
|Google Chrome||Show browser history|
|Microsoft Edge||Show browser history|
|Ubuntu||Show hidden files|
|Adobe Acrobat Reader DC||Toggle reading mode|
|LibreOffice Writer||Find and Replace|
|Microsoft Word||Find and Replace|
|Notepad||Find and Replace|
|Sublime Text||Find and Replace|
|Adobe After Effects||Replace selected footage|
|Adobe Illustrator||Shows document template|
|Adobe Photoshop||Toggle selection view and planes|
|AutoCAD||Toggle between Pick styles|
|Bash||Deletes character before the cursor|
|Chrome OS||Opens history page|
|VLC Media Player||Hide controls|
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