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Move to Top of Selection in Excel

August 25, 2014 - by Bill Jelen

You start at the top of the data set. You press Ctrl + Shift + Down Arrow and Ctrl + Shift + Right Arrow. This is great... you’ve selected the whole data set, but now how do you get back to see the top of the selection?

Move to Top of Selection in Excel
Move to Top of Selection in Excel

Press Ctrl + Period twice.

Each press of Ctrl + Period keeps the current selection but moves to the next corner (in a counter-clockwise direction). So, if you are currently at the bottom right of the selection, press Ctrl + Period twice will get you to the top left corner of the selection.

This is one of the tips in Learn Excel 2007-2010 from MrExcel – 512 Excel Mysteries Solved.