Top 20 Excel Double Click Mouse Tricks

Excel Double Click Mouse

Excel Double Click Mouse

Excel Double Click Mouse could be powerful tool for Excel users. It saves time, and it’s easier to use compared to other methods. Therefore, I decided to share my top 20 Excel Double Click Mouse including Excel shortcuts.

#1. Skip the OK button

While formatting the cells, you will see the window in which you can change settings and approve your changes by clicking the OK button. You can skip this activity by double-clicking the required settings.

Skip the OK button

#2. Collapse / Expand Ribbon by Clicking on any Tab Names

To to get more space on screen and show more rows in your excel worksheet, double click on the active tab or use the shortcut [Ctrl]+[F1]. Collapse the Ribbon
You can also permanently expand hidden ribbon back if you double click on any tab names.

#3. Rename Sheet

Instead of following the long process of right clicking and renaming a worksheet, just double click it. This enables you to edit the name or use the keyboard shortcut [Alt]+[O][H][R].
Rename Sheet

#4. Lock the Format Painter ON

By double-clicking the Format Painter, it will be locked and can be used as many times as you want until you unlock it.

    • Select the section with the correct format;
    • Excel Double Click Mouse the format painter;

format painter

  • You can unlock the Format Painter by clicking the format painter once again or pressing [Esc].

#5. Auto-Fill formula down / Auto Fill Handle Copy a Pattern of Numbers or even Dates

Manual keying of data or formula is time consuming. To save time filling a column with a formula or data that follows a pattern, use the Auto-fill feature.

    • In case of a formula, fill in the first row and double click the right-side corner of that cell.

auto fill down

    • In case of a data following a pattern, like months shown below, type the data in on first two rows then highlight the cells and double click on the right-side corner. Data can be text, numbers or dates. You can also use a shortcut [Ctrl]+[D] after you selected the cell you want to copy and a cell or a range below you want to paste to.

Auto fill

#6. Adjust selected Column(s) or Row(s) Width

A column or a row width can be so small such that the data is unreadable. To Auto fit the column/row, select it and click on the edge.

The same trick applies to a range of columns or rows. If you have multiple squeezed columns, there is no need to auto adjust one at a time. Select the range and click border or use a shortcut [ALT]+[O][C][A].
adjast columns

#7. Jump/Go to the first/Last Row/Column with Data

Save time spent on scrolling to the last or first row/column by doing the following.
Select the cell and click on the right border to move to the last column or bottom border to move to the last row. You can also use a shortcut [Ctrl]+(Arrow) to move up, down or sideways.
jump to edge

#8. Drill down into the detail, Pivot Table Data

To drill down a summary value in a pivot table, just double click it and excel will create a new worksheet and display the details. For example, to get the details for Qtr2 2015 below, double click on value.
Pivot Table Data
Then automatically generated additional worksheet shows related detailed records.

#9. Pivot Chart Drill Down

Double clicking on a Pivot Chart horizontal axis will activate the drill down functionality.

#10. Generate subcategories a series of data from a pivot table

 

#11. Displaying a series of data from a pivot table

 

#12. Splitting worksheet

You can split a workbook into separate scrollable panes for easy comparison using the Split feature in excel or simply by selecting the cell where to vertical and horizontal split and use shortcut [ALT]+[W][S]. You can also double click on grey line which you want to hide it.

#13. Maximise / minimise window

To maximise or minimise a window, double click on the very top part of the ribbon above the tabs or use a shortcut [windows]+[down]/[up].
maximise or minimise

#14. Tracing Precedent Cells

Double click in cell which there is a reference and jump to cells referenced cell. Before you change default setting under the Advanced section of the Options window in Excel 2007. In Excel 2003, this option appears on the Edit tab of Excel’s Options window and is labelled Edit Directly in Cell. In either case, once you turn the option off, double-clicking a worksheet cell will highlight the precedent cells that a given formula refers to.

#15. Open Format Chart Area Options

To easily access chart formatting options, double click anywhere on the chart or click anywhere on the chart using shortcut [Ctrl]+[1].

#16. Place and Edit the Text in Shape

To place a text in a shape, double click the shape and type your text. To edit the text, double click the shape and then double click the text.

#17. Close Excel workbook

One of the favourites for some: Close a workbook quickly by double clicking the top left hand corner of a workbook or use shortcut [Alt]+[F4].
Close Excel

#18. Tracking the source of a photo taken with the camera

#19. Select and Edit Words in a Cell

Select the cell with the text, on the formula bar, double click the word to select it.

#20. Extra Bonus. Triple-click in MS Word

Automatically selects an entire paragraph in MS Word.

Which one is most useful/powerful Excel Double Click mouse for you? Do you know any other double click trick in Excel which I haven’t mentioned in this post? Please share your answer.

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