Hybrid Excel Chart Shortcuts: How To Format, Select Data and Modify Fonts
When you right click on a Chart (or in any other context), you typically get a “context menu” that looks something like the ones further down the screen. Context menus give you a sort of hidden shortcut option I call “hybrid” shortcuts. They work by simply typing the underlined hot key for a menu option — rather than clicking on it.
I call these shortcuts “hybrid” shortcuts because they’re part keyboard shortcut, part mouse shortcut. If they were animals, they might be half-man, half-beast. Kind of like the mutants below.
My favorite hybrid shortcuts involve virtually no extra motion from my hands. My left hand stays on the left side of the keyboard and my right hand stays on the mouse. Call me lazy.