When you press the
Let’s see it as an example. Suppose you have selected a G5 cell in an Excel spreadsheet. At this point, when you press the Enter key on the keyboard, it will move the cursor to the G6 cell. But if you want to move the cursor to another direction in Excel spreadsheets, such as G4, F5, or H5, in such situations, what will you do?
How to Change Direction of the Enter Key in Microsoft Excel using Excel Options?
To change the cursor movement direction or selection direction after pressing Enter key in the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, use the following steps:-
Step 1. Open a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet on your computer.
Step 2. Then, click the
Step 3. After that, select the
Step 4. Switch to the
Step 5. On the opposite side of Advanced, ensure the “After pressing Enter, move selection” option is checked under the “Editing options” section. Then select the desired direction (Up, down, left, or right) from the Direction drop-down menu.
Step 6. When you’re done, click the
That’s it. When you press Enter key in the Excel worksheet, the cell selection direction will move accordingly.
How to Change Selection Direction of the Enter Key in Excel using Group Policy?
To change the selection direction of the Enter key in Excel using the Local Group Policy Editor, do the following:-
Step 1. First, download and install the Office’s Group Policy template on your computer.
Step 2. Then, launch the Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 3. When the Local Group Policy Editor window opens, navigate to the following path in the left sidebar:-
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Excel 2016 > Excel Options > Advanced
Step 4. On the opposite side of the Advanced folder, double-click the policy name, “Move selection after Enter direction.”
Step 5. Select the
Step 6. Next, choose Up, Down, Right, or Left in the “Move selection after Enter direction” drop-down menu.
Step 7. After that, click the
Step 8. Finally, hit the
How to Modify the Cursor Movement Direction after Pressing Enter in Microsoft Excel using Registry Editor?
You can also modify or change the selection direction after pressing Enter in Excel using Windows Registry. Here are the steps:-
Step 1. First, open the Registry Editor window.
Step 2. Then, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar of Registry Editor:-
Step 3. Right-click on the
Step 4. Name the newly created key as
Step 5. Now, you’ll need to create a new key under excel. For that, right-click the
Step 6. Next, right-click on the options folder and select
Step 7. Name this newly created REG_DWORD as
Step 8. Now, double-click the
- 0 – Move the cursor to the down.
- 1 – Move the cursor to the right.
- 2 – Move the cursor to up.
- 3 – Move the cursor to the left.
Step 9. After entering the “Value data,” click the
Step 10. Finally, reboot your computer to apply the changes.