dropdown autofill data validation with keyboard shortcut

Regan M

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My boss has asked me to create a data validation dropdown cell that auto fills. I know i can achieve this by placing the list of items directly above the cell that I want to autofill.
But, he also wants it to shortcut so the user doesnt need to type all the letters before it autofills.

eg;
if my list contains the words "accelerated weekly" and "accelerated monthly" the user would have to type the letters "accelerated w". Excel would not make a distiction until the user had typed all the way to the "w"

So he would like to have a shortcut like "aw" or "am"
anything to aviod having to use the mouse.
I have seen dropdowns in websites that function this way.
Any comments???
 

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