Bring back 30 years of Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts remained fairly standard from Excel's earliest days (I started using it with version 2.2a, don't know if they go back further) until Excel 2001 when somethings like, for example command-b was moved to bold text instead of clear text, but those changes were remapped onto the control key for those of us that had been using them for a long time.
Now they have mapped BOTH to bold, and removed the keyboard shortcut for clear altogether. Likewise fill down no longer has a keyboard shortcut.
I was excited to hear that keyboard customization was returning, but neither of these items I use daily are able to be re-added with this "feature"
So let's keep it simple: We need the same keyboard shortcuts that we have been using since Excel 2001 to be available to us in the 64 bit versions of excel.
For now, I continue to use Excel 2011, as everything newer slows me down tremendously.
The clear text (clear contents) command can be assigned to a key combination. Just go to Tools > Customize Keyboard, click on the Home Tab category, and select the “Contents” command.
For Fill Down, it is assigned to CMD+D and CTRL+D (same as Excel 2011). You can also assign a custom key combination by choosing the “Down” command in the Customize Keyboard dialog in the Home Tab category.
Joel Lingenfelter commented
Thank you for the update. I would have never, ever found that (clear).