Edit cell shortcut should be one click of the "return/enter" key like Google Sheets - two clicks for next cell
Edit cell should be one click of the "return/enter" key like Google Sheets - two clicks for next cell
Yes! On a MacBook 2019, the touch bar is awkward. There's no F2 physical key to press, which adds a layer of cognitive work - if I try to tap the general placement without looking, did the feature work correctly? Now I need to go check to see where the cursor is, to see if it's in the right place. This methodology calls way too much attention to itself.
Also, due to the way the laptop keyboard is created (i.e. with an extra "Fn" function key) when compared to how human hands are situated, the FN keys are especially difficult to utilize. All of that adds up to a bad user experience.
"What about Ctrl + U?", you might ask, if rhetorically. Same problem: with the "Ctrl" button - it's awkward, and uncomfortable to get your hands on. I find my wrist having to contort to get to the Ctrl button more often than not.
Google Sheets' solution is elegant: "Enter" to enter a cell, in order to edit it.
Then, "Enter" again to stop editing the cell and proceed to the next cell down (vertically beneath the current cell).
Or, "Shift + Enter" to stop editing the cell, and move one up from (vertically above) it.
This feels a lot easier and intuitive, especially for something you'll do quite a few times in your work.
Another solution: Use [Command + Enter] for the same purpose. The Command key is MUCH easier to utilize than the Ctrl key. [Command + Enter] is mapped to a rare, obscure duplication ability that can be reasonably achieved with the [Command + D] duplication functionality, so [Command + Enter] could be reassigned fairly easily.
This would save a lot of time and frustration. Honestly, this is one fo the things you're doing MOST when you're in Excel - editing cells. Why not make it as easy, quick, intuitive, and pleasant as possible?