Easy undo

Updated: 12/31/2020 by Computer Hope
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Quickly undo mistakes in many Windows programs by pressing the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Z. For example, if you mistakenly cut or deleted text in Microsoft Word pressing Ctrl and Z at the same time would undo that change.


If you are using an Apple computer, you would replace Ctrl with Command.

Multiple undo

Most Windows programs also support the ability to undo multiple changes. Continuing to press Ctrl+Z undoes one change at a time often back up to 12 or more changes.

Redo the undo

If you undo something mistakenly, pressing Ctrl+Y redoes the undo.