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Keyboard shortcuts for Google Sheets

Use keyboard shortcuts in Google sheets to navigate, format, and use formulas in your spreadsheet.

Note: Some shortcuts might not work for all languages or keyboards.

Shortcuts you can use

To see a list of keyboard shortcuts in Google Sheets, press Ctrl + / (Windows, Chrome OS) or ⌘ + / (Mac).

PC Shortcuts

Common actions

Select column Ctrl + Space
Select row Shift + Space
Select all Ctrl + a
Ctrl + Shift + Space
Undo Ctrl + z
Redo Ctrl + y
Ctrl + Shift + z
F4
Find Ctrl + f
Find and replace Ctrl + h
Fill range Ctrl + Enter
Fill down Ctrl + d
Fill right Ctrl + r
Save
(every change is saved automatically in Drive)
Ctrl + s
Open Ctrl + o
Print Ctrl + p
Copy Ctrl + c
Cut Ctrl + x
Paste Ctrl + v
Paste values only Ctrl + Shift + v
Show common keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + /
Insert new sheet Shift + F11
Compact controls Ctrl + Shift + f
Input tools on/off
(available in spreadsheets in non-Latin languages)
Ctrl + Shift + k
Select input tools Ctrl + Alt + Shift + k

Format cells

Bold Ctrl + b
Underline Ctrl + u
Italic Ctrl + i
Strikethrough Alt + Shift + 5
Center align Ctrl + Shift + e
Left align Ctrl + Shift + l
Right align Ctrl + Shift + r
Apply top border Alt + Shift + 1
Apply right border Alt + Shift + 2
Apply bottom border Alt + Shift + 3
Apply left border Alt + Shift + 4
Remove borders Alt + Shift + 6
Apply outer border

Alt + Shift + 7

Ctrl + Shift + 7

Insert link Ctrl + k
Insert time Ctrl + Shift + ;
Insert date Ctrl + ;
Insert date and time Ctrl + Alt + Shift + ;
Format as decimal Ctrl + Shift + 1
Format as time Ctrl + Shift + 2
Format as date Ctrl + Shift + 3
Format as currency Ctrl + Shift + 4
Format as percentage Ctrl + Shift + 5
Format as exponent Ctrl + Shift + 6
Clear formatting Ctrl + \

Navigate spreadsheet

Move to beginning of row Home
Move to beginning of sheet Ctrl + Home
Move to end of row End
Move to end of sheet Ctrl + End
Scroll to active cell Ctrl + Backspace
Move to next sheet Ctrl + Shift + Page Down
Move to previous sheet Ctrl + Shift + Page Up
Display list of sheets Alt + Shift + k
Open hyperlink Alt + Enter
Open Explore Alt + Shift + x
Move focus out of spreadsheet Ctrl + Alt + Shift + m
Move to quicksum
(when a range of cells is selected)
Alt + Shift + q
Move focus to popup
(for links, bookmarks, and images)
holding Ctrl + Alt, press e then p
Open drop-down menu on filtered cell Ctrl + Alt + r
Open revision history Ctrl + Alt + Shift + h
Open chat inside the spreadsheet Shift + Esc
Close drawing editor Shift + Esc

Edit notes and comments

Insert/edit note Shift + F2
Insert/edit comment Ctrl + Alt + m
Open comment discussion thread Ctrl + Alt + Shift + a
Enter current comment holding Ctrl + Alt, press e then c
Move to next comment holding Ctrl + Alt, press n then c
Move to previous comment holding Ctrl + Alt, press p then c

Open a menu

File menu in Google Chrome: Alt + f
other browsers: Alt + Shift + f
Edit menu in Google Chrome: Alt + e
other browsers: Alt + Shift + e
View menu in Google Chrome: Alt + v
other browsers: Alt + Shift + v
Insert menu in Google Chrome: Alt + i
other browsers: Alt + Shift + i
Format menu in Google Chrome: Alt + o
other browsers: Alt + Shift + o
Data menu in Google Chrome: Alt + d
other browsers: Alt + Shift + d
Tools menu in Google Chrome: Alt + t
other browsers: Alt + Shift + t
Open insert menu Ctrl + Alt + Shift + = 
Ctrl + Alt + = 

(with cells selected)
Open delete menu Ctrl + Alt + - (with cells selected)
Form menu
(present when the spreadsheet is connected to a form)
in Google Chrome: Alt + m
other browsers: Alt + Shift + m
Add-ons menu in Google Chrome: Alt + n
other browsers: Alt + Shift + n
Help menu in Google Chrome: Alt + h
other browsers: Alt + Shift + h
Accessibility menu
(present when screen reader support is enabled)
in Google Chrome: Alt + a
other browsers: Alt + Shift + a
Sheet menu
(copy, delete, and other sheet actions)
Alt + Shift + s
Context menu Ctrl + Shift + \

Insert, delete, hide, or unhide rows or columns

Insert rows above

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + =
Ctrl + Alt + =

(with rows selected)

in Google Chrome: Alt + i, then r
other browsers: Alt + Shift + i, then r

Insert rows below in Google Chrome: Alt + i, then w
other browsers: Alt + Shift + i, then w
Insert columns to the left

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + = 
Ctrl + Alt + = 

(with columns selected)

in Google Chrome: Alt + i, then c
other browsers: Alt + Shift + i, then c

Insert columns to the right in Google Chrome: Alt + i, then o
other browsers: Alt + Shift + i, then o
Delete rows

Ctrl + Alt + - (with rows selected)

in Google Chrome: Alt + e, then d
other browsers: Alt + Shift + e, then d

Delete columns

Ctrl + Alt + - (with columns selected)

in Google Chrome: Alt + e, then e
other browsers: Alt + Shift + e, then e

Hide row Ctrl + Alt + 9
Hide column Ctrl + Alt + 0
Unhide row Ctrl + Shift + 9
Unhide column Ctrl + Shift + 0

Use formulas

Show all formulas Ctrl + ~
Insert array formula Ctrl + Shift + Enter
Collapse an expanded array formula Ctrl + e
Show/hide formula help
(when entering a formula)
Shift + F1
Full/compact formula help
(when entering a formula)
F1
Absolute/relative references
(when entering a formula)
F4
Toggle formula result previews
(when entering a formula)
F9
Resize formula bar
(move up or down)
Ctrl + Up / Ctrl + Down

Help for screen readers

Turn on screen reader support
Learn more about using Google Sheets with a screen reader
Ctrl + Alt + z
Read column Ctrl + Alt + Shift + c
Read row Ctrl + Alt + Shift + r

Mac shortcuts

Common actions

Select column Ctrl + Space
Select row Shift + Space
Select all ⌘ + a
⌘ + Shift + Space
Undo ⌘ + z
Redo ⌘ + y
⌘ + Shift + z
Fn + F4
Find ⌘ + f
Find and replace ⌘ + Shift + h
Fill range ⌘ + Enter
Fill down ⌘ + d
Fill right ⌘ + r
Save
(every change is saved automatically in Drive)
⌘ + s
Open ⌘ + o
Print ⌘ + p
Copy ⌘ + c
Cut ⌘ + x
Paste ⌘ + v
Paste values only ⌘ + Shift + v
Show common keyboard shortcuts ⌘ + /
Compact controls Ctrl + Shift + f
Input tools on/off
(available in spreadsheets in non-Latin languages)
⌘ + Shift + k
Select input tools ⌘ + Option + Shift + k

Format cells

Bold ⌘ + b
Underline ⌘ + u
Italic ⌘ + i
Strikethrough Option + Shift + 5
Center align ⌘ + Shift + e
Left align ⌘ + Shift + l
Right align ⌘ + Shift + r
Apply top border Option + Shift + 1
Apply right border Option + Shift + 2
Apply bottom border Option + Shift + 3
Apply left border Option + Shift + 4
Remove borders Option + Shift + 6
Apply outer border

Option + Shift + 7

⌘ + Shift + 7

Insert link ⌘ + k
Insert time ⌘ + Shift + ;
Insert date ⌘ + ;
Insert date and time ⌘ + Option + Shift + ;
Format as decimal Ctrl + Shift + 1
Format as time Ctrl + Shift + 2
Format as date Ctrl + Shift + 3
Format as currency Ctrl + Shift + 4
Format as percentage Ctrl + Shift + 5
Format as exponent Ctrl + Shift + 6
Clear formatting ⌘ + \

Navigate spreadsheet

Move to beginning of row Fn + Left arrow
Move to beginning of sheet ⌘ + Fn + Left arrow
Move to end of row Fn + Right arrow
Move to end of sheet ⌘ + Fn + Right arrow
Scroll to active cell ⌘ + Backspace
Move to next sheet ⌘ + Shift + Fn + Down arrow
Move to previous sheet ⌘ + Shift + Fn + Up arrow
Display list of sheets Option + Shift + k
Open hyperlink Option + Enter
Open Explore Option + Shift + x
Move focus out of spreadsheet Ctrl + ⌘ + Shift + m
Move to quicksum
(when a range of cells is selected)
Option + Shift + q
Move focus to popup
(for links, bookmarks, and images)
holding Ctrl + ⌘, press e then p
Open drop-down menu on filtered cell Ctrl + ⌘ + r
Open revision history ⌘ + Option + Shift + h
Open chat inside the spreadsheet Shift + Esc
Close drawing editor ⌘ + Esc
Shift + Esc

Edit notes and comments

Insert/edit note Shift + F2
Insert/edit comment ⌘ + Option + m
Open comment discussion thread ⌘ + Option + Shift + a
Enter current comment holding Ctrl + ⌘, press e then c
Move to next comment holding Ctrl + ⌘, press n then c
Move to previous comment holding Ctrl + ⌘, press p then c

Open a menu

File menu Ctrl + Option + f
Edit menu Ctrl + Option + e
View menu Ctrl + Option + v
Insert menu Ctrl + Option + i
Format menu Ctrl + Option + o
Data menu Ctrl + Option + d
Tools menu Ctrl + Option + t
Open insert menu ⌘ + Option + = (with cells selected)
Open delete menu ⌘ + Option + - (with cells selected)
Form menu
(present when the spreadsheet is connected to a form)
Ctrl + Option + m
Add-ons menu Ctrl + Option + n
Help menu Ctrl + Option + h
Accessibility menu
(present when screen reader support is enabled)
Ctrl + Option + a
Sheet menu
(copy, delete, and other sheet actions)
Option + Shift + s
Context menu ⌘ + Shift + \

Insert, delete, hide, or unhide rows or columns

Insert rows above

⌘ + Option + = (with rows selected)
Ctrl + Option + i, then r

Insert rows below Ctrl + Option + i, then b
Insert columns to the left

⌘ + Option + = (with columns selected)
Ctrl + Option + i, then c

Insert columns to the right Ctrl + Option + i, then o
Delete rows ⌘ + Option + - (with rows selected)
Ctrl + Option + e, then d
Delete columns ⌘ + Option + - (with columns selected)
Ctrl + Option + e, then e
Hide row ⌘ + Option + 9
Hide column ⌘ + Option + 0

Use formulas

Show all formulas Ctrl + ~
Insert array formula ⌘ + Shift + Enter
Collapse an expanded array formula ⌘ + e
Show/hide formula help
(when entering a formula)
Shift + Fn + F1
Full/compact formula help
(when entering a formula)
Fn + F1
Absolute/relative references
(when entering a formula)
Fn + F4
Toggle formula result previews
(when entering a formula)
Fn + F9
Resize formula bar
(move up or down)
Ctrl + Option + Up and Ctrl + Option + Down

Help for screen readers

Turn on screen reader support
Learn more about using Google Sheets with a screen reader
⌘ + Option + z
Read column ⌘ + Option + Shift + c
Read row ⌘ + Option + Shift + r

Chrome OS shortcuts

Common actions

Select column Ctrl + Space
Select row Shift + Space
Select all Ctrl + a
Undo Ctrl + z
Redo Ctrl + y
Ctrl + Shift + z
Find Ctrl + f
Find and replace Ctrl + h
Fill range Ctrl + Enter
Fill down Ctrl + d
Fill right Ctrl + r
Save
(every change is saved automatically in Drive)
Ctrl + s
Open Ctrl + o
Print Ctrl + p
Copy Ctrl + c
Cut Ctrl + x
Paste Ctrl + v
Paste values only Ctrl + Shift + v
Show common keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + /
Compact controls Ctrl + Shift + f
Input tools on/off
(available in spreadsheets in non-Latin languages)
Ctrl + Shift + k
Select input tools Ctrl + Alt + Shift + k

Format cells

Bold Ctrl + b
Underline Ctrl + u
Italic Ctrl + i
Strikethrough Alt + Shift + 5
Center align Ctrl + Shift + e
Right align Ctrl + Shift + r
Apply top border Alt + Shift + 1
Apply right border Alt + Shift + 2
Apply bottom border Alt + Shift + 3
Apply left border Alt + Shift + 4
Remove borders Alt + Shift + 6
Apply outer border

Alt + Shift + 7
Ctrl + Shift + 7

Insert link Ctrl + k
Insert time Ctrl + Shift + ;
Insert date Ctrl + ;
Insert date and time Ctrl + Alt + Shift + ;
Format as decimal Ctrl + Shift + 1
Format as time Ctrl + Shift + 2
Format as date Ctrl + Shift + 3
Format as currency Ctrl + Shift + 4
Format as percentage Ctrl + Shift + 5
Format as exponent Ctrl + Shift + 6
Clear formatting Ctrl + \

Navigate spreadsheet

Move to first cell in row with data Ctrl + Left arrow
Move to top left of sheet Ctrl + Search + Left arrow
Move to last cell in row with data Ctrl + Right arrow
Move to bottom right of sheet Ctrl + Search + Right arrow
Scroll to active cell Ctrl + Backspace
Display list of sheets Alt + Shift + k
Open hyperlink Alt + Enter
Open Explore Alt + Shift + x
Move focus out of spreadsheet Ctrl + Alt + Shift + m
Move to quicksum
(when a range of cells is selected)
Alt + Shift + q
Move focus to popup
(for links, bookmarks, and images)
holding Ctrl + Alt, press e then p
Open drop-down menu on filtered cell Ctrl + Alt + r
Open revision history Ctrl + Alt + Shift + h
Open chat inside the spreadsheet Shift + Esc
Close drawing editor Ctrl + Esc
Shift + Esc

Edit notes and comments

Insert/edit note Shift + Search + 2
Insert/edit comment Ctrl + Alt + m
Open comment discussion thread Ctrl + Alt + Shift + a
Enter current comment holding Ctrl + Alt, press e then c

Open a menu

File menu Alt + f
Edit menu Alt + e
View menu Alt + v
Insert menu Alt + i
Format menu Alt + o
Data menu Alt + d
Tools menu Alt + t
Open insert menu Ctrl + Alt + = (with cells selected)
Open delete menu Ctrl + Alt + - (with cells selected)
Form menu
(present when the spreadsheet is connected to a form)
Alt + m
Add-ons menu Alt + n
Help menu Alt + h
Accessibility menu
(present when screen reader support is enabled)
Alt + a
Sheet menu
(copy, delete, and other sheet actions)
Ctrl + Shift + s
Context menu Ctrl + Shift + \

Insert, delete, hide, or unhide rows or columns

Insert rows above Ctrl + Alt + = (with rows selected)
Alt + i, then r
Insert rows below Alt + i, then w
Insert columns to the left Ctrl + Alt + = (with columns selected)
Alt + i, then c
Insert columns to the right Alt + i, then o
Delete rows Ctrl + Alt + - (with rows selected)
Alt + e, then d
Delete columns Ctrl + Alt + - (with columns selected)
Alt + e, then e
Hide rows Ctrl + Alt + 9
Hide columns Ctrl + Alt + 0

Use formulas

Show all formulas Ctrl + ~
Insert array formula Ctrl + Shift + Enter
Collapse an expanded array formula Ctrl + e
Show/hide formula help
(when entering a formula)
Shift + Search + 1

Help for screen readers

Turn on screen reader support
Learn more about using Google Sheets with a screen reader
Ctrl + Alt + z
Read column Ctrl + Alt + Shift + c
Read row Ctrl + Alt + Shift + r

Stop using browser shortcuts

To turn off browser shortcuts and use Google Sheets shortcuts instead: 

  1. On your computer, open a spreadsheet at sheets.google.com.
  2. At the top, click Help and then  Keyboard shortcuts.
  3. At the bottom of the window, turn on Override browser shortcuts.

Note: You can only override browser shortcuts on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, or Safari.

Browser shortcuts that conflict

List of browser shortcuts that are not available to Sheets when “Override browser shortcuts” is turned off. 

Action

PC shortcut

Mac shortcut

Chrome OS shortcut

Open insert menu Ctrl + Shift + = 
Ctrl + =

(with cells selected)
⌘ + Shift + =
⌘ + =

(with cells selected)
Ctrl + Shift + =
Ctrl + =

(with cells selected)
Insert rows above Ctrl + Shift + = 
Ctrl + =

(with rows selected)
⌘ + Shift + =
⌘ + =

(with rows selected)
Ctrl + Shift + =
Ctrl + =

(with rows selected)
Insert columns to the left Ctrl + Shift + = 
Ctrl + =

(with columns selected)
⌘ + Shift + =
⌘ + =

(with columns selected)
Ctrl + Shift + =
Ctrl + =

(with columns selected)
Open delete menu Ctrl + -
(with cells selected)
⌘+ -
(with cells selected)
Ctrl + -
(with cells selected)
Delete rows Ctrl + -
(with rows selected)
⌘+ -
(with rows selected)
Ctrl + -
(with rows selected)
Delete columns Ctrl + -
(with columns selected)
⌘+ -
(with columns selected)
Ctrl + -
(with columns selected)
Hide rows Ctrl + 9 ⌘ + 9 Ctrl + 9
Hide columns Ctrl + 0 ⌘ + 0 Ctrl + 0
Bold Ctrl + 2 ⌘ + 2 Ctrl + 2
Italic Ctrl + 3 ⌘ + 3 Ctrl + 3
Underline Ctrl + 4 ⌘ + 4 Ctrl + 4
Strikethrough Ctrl + 5 ⌘ + 5 Ctrl + 5
Remove borders Ctrl + Shift + - ⌘ + Shift + - Ctrl + Shift + -
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