How to fix the ‘CTRL+F’ shortcut not working in Excel

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    Pl check if you have assigned the ctrl F shortcut key to any other Macro / Function

    if not then check if the combination is working in any other office application, if it does not work there then you need a service engineer

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    First of all, make sure you have an active cell i.e. just click on any cell and then press Ctrl + F (shortcut for find function). Basic but a lot of people make this mistake and if it still doesn’t work, check your macros to see if you have used the same shortcut for any other macro records.

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    Hi.

    Thanks for the A2A.

    Please check the following things and then use CTRL+F in excel:

    1.Check that your search options are set to look in values and not formulas.

    2.Make sure that you don’t have multiple cells selected.

    3.Ensure “Match whole cell” isn’t selected.

    Please do ensure the above pointers to use Find option in excel.

    Hope that helps.

    Cheers!

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    If any macro shortcut is assigned is Ctrl+F then default Find & Replace won’t work.

    To fix the issue: Go to ribbon, select Macros, remove the macro shortcut key from Macros Options

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    Hi,

    Check that your serach options are set to look in Values, not Formulas. Make sure you don’t have multiple cells selected (otherwise, Search will only look in selected cells). Make sure “Match whole cell” isn’t selected , unselect Match Entire cell contents.

    Thanks

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    Shortcuts for what?

    On the Mac, the CTRL key is a modifier key, just as on Windows. However, it’s NOT the modifier key used for most keyboard shortcuts. That would be the Command key, two keys to its right, just to the left of the space bar.

    So the shortcut you probably want is COMMAND+i, and COMMAND+b instead (italic and bold, amiright?)

    If you are thinking why would the Mac change things around, just to be different? Wouldn’t it make more sense if keyboards were more standard across operating systems? Yes, it probably would. But the Mac did it first, because at the time that the Mac came out, the “common” standard keyboard layout didn’t yet exist, and PC keyboards didn’t have a “command” key. Thus when MS shoehorned Windows onto all the existing and ill-fitting hardware that already existed, they had to use the CTRL key in that way. Even though keyboards later adopted the more universal layout pioneered by the Mac, they never saw fit to change it, or even allow users to change it. At least MS apps on the Mac follow the Mac conventions, and don’t impose Windows standards on Mac users.

    If you want to quickly see what a keyboard shortcut for any given command is on the Mac, take a few moments just to browse through the menus. Against many menu commands is the keyboard shortcut. The little cloverleaf symbol (⌘) means the COMMAND key. Sometimes shortcuts involve multiple modifiers, e.g. the OPTION key (⌥) and even on occasions the CTRL (^) key.

    Ctrl+V is used to paste the value which is already copied or cut. If Cut/Copy is not done initially, paste will not return any value. Accordingly, it is the second step of cut/copy data which already there in clipboard.

    Different to this, Ctrl+D is taking the same value which is there in Cell above. If you have some data in Cell A1 and you select the Cell A2 and press Ctrl+D, you get the same A1 data into A2. You can use this to fill all selected cells downwards i.e. select the Cell A1 to A10 and press Ctrl+D, you get same data filled upto cell A10.

    Please note that if data is copied/Cut from any cell, it can be pasted any where in the document using Ctrl+V but Ctrl+D will work only at the cell below the data. .

    Another difference is Ctrl+V works most of the application whereas Ctrl+D works in Excel only.

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