Keyboard Or Mouse?
What’s faster? The mouse or the keyboard? That is the question when it comes to speed and Excel shortcuts.
Like most people, I employ both types — I am a “hybrid” user.
In theory, a keyboard-only approach is fastest. However, for most people (including me), a keyboard-only approach is a bridge too far, requiring too much memorization. Moreover, the mouse is comfortable and, in many cases, actually faster than the keyboard. So I typically use keyboard shortcuts involving only those keys reachable by the left hand (without looking at the keyboard). I keep the right hand on the mouse unless putting it on the keyboard will clearly save me a lot of time (e.g., navigating and selecting large ranges).
Hybrid Excel Shortcuts
One great example of a fast hybrid shortcut is right clicking the mouse, then typing the shortcut key with your left hand. Beginning an action with the mouse doesn’t require you to finish it that way.