It seems that this shortcut key was removed and I haven't been able to find a ribbon based replacement for it.

CTRL . is the Move active cell clockwise in selection which is quite key for efficient range selection so not having this available in the latest versions of Excel is a major drawback.

  • I've never used that shortcut. You could probably map a macro that would do the same thing. – Alex M Mar 14 '19 at 17:24
  • It works for me. I have MS Professional Plus 2016 (2016 MSO (16.0.4738.10000 32-bit). – Rey Juna Mar 15 '19 at 0:37
  • So I tried it now and initially found it works and was very confused. So what seems to be going on is that if you select and empty range then CTRL+. works as it used to. If you have contents in the cells then some new formatting table comes up which is not what I want. – snth Mar 15 '19 at 7:49

I found that the problem was that the "Quick Analysis options" popup was blocking this shortcut. The solution was to disable "Show Quick Analysis options on selection" under Options > General.

See the screenshot below:

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With this change the shortcut key now works the same as in Excel 2010.

  • I have quick analysis enabled and I can still use Ctrl+. to move clockwise in the selection – phuclv Jun 3 '19 at 9:31
  • Thands for the feedback @phuclv. If it causes a problem for me again on a new PC, I'll take another look. For now it's working for me. – snth Jun 5 '19 at 9:25

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