I want to move the selector (3 cells selected in the example below) with arrow keys. It is possible to move with one cell selected, can I do it with more than one cells? Thanks. Note: I don't want to move or copy contents of the cells. I just want to move the selector (big rectangular box) as easy as moving a single cell selector. (The question in the link is not answered yet either, and the offered solutions what I was not looking for).

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  • To move it left or right, you can use Shift-Arrow, Tab, then Shift-Arrow again. Not sure if there is a way to move up and down. Aug 17 '17 at 22:11
  • @Bandersnatch – you reminded me that it worked that way! I already found out a way for vertical movement, too.
    – miroxlav
    Aug 17 '17 at 22:46
  • Actually I tried Shift+Arrow tab before posting the question, and other alternatives too, but it didn't work. and I still can't move it. it is resized.
    – user761065
    Aug 17 '17 at 22:49
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    Possible duplicate of How to move selection in Excel? The OP found it after answering. I should have seen it earlier.
    – miroxlav
    Aug 17 '17 at 23:08
  • Downvoting for originally misleading question.
    – miroxlav
    Aug 17 '17 at 23:14

Based on the above image: If you mean moving selection of C3:C5 to become D3:D5, then it is possible in somewhat cumbersome way as shown in Bandersnatch's comment.

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Moving N cells right [left]: (follow either normal text or text in [brackets])

  1. Highlight a cell in leftmost [rightmost] column of selection using Tab or Shift+Tab if not already done.

  2. Press Shift+ [Shift+] N times.

  3. Press Shift+Tab [Tab] once.

  4. Press Shift+ [Shift+] N times again.

Moving N cells down [up]: (follow either normal text or text in [brackets]

  1. Highlight a cell in top [bottom] row of selection using Enter or Shift+Enter if not already done.

  2. Press Shift+ [Shift+] N times.

  3. Press Shift+Enter [Enter] once.

  4. Press Shift+ [Shift+] N times again.

  • This command for resizing, I guess. What I am seeking is moving the selector which is the size of C3:C5 here without moving its content or changing it size across the data.
    – user761065
    Aug 17 '17 at 22:34
  • @user761065 – these sequences use resizing for moving, that's the trick. Position of highlighted cell in selection is important when you are doing this, it affects behavior of arrows. If you have a problem in any step, let me know.
    – miroxlav
    Aug 17 '17 at 22:52
  • I found similar question superuser.com/questions/238449/how-to-move-selection-in-excel and there they suggest using ASAP Utilities which I downloaded and tried already. It does what I say, it would be nice to have an excel way of doing this too actually.
    – user761065
    Aug 17 '17 at 22:55
  • @user761065 – I added a video for you. It shows how the selection is moving. Are you sure you were following the steps (including work with highlighted cell) correctly?
    – miroxlav
    Aug 17 '17 at 23:02
  • yes I know this. but it is not really practical as moving a single cell selector.
    – user761065
    Aug 17 '17 at 23:10

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