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What does "CTRL W" do?

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The keyboard combination "CTRL W" or "CTRL+W" means pushing both the CTRL key and the W key at the same time. Its function depends on the program, operating system and localization used. However, there are some basic functions that are commonly achieved by this combination.

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For Microsoft Windows programs such as Excel, pushing CTRL and W simultaneously closes the focused window. This means that whatever window the user is operating is closed. Hitting ALT and F4, CTRL and F4, or ALT and the space bar then C also performs this function as well. However, in UNIX, pushing CTRL and W deletes the last word typed.

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