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The Correct Keyboard Shortcut to Cut a Cell Value in Excel

If you're like most people, you probably use the mouse to select a cell value in Excel and then press the Ctrl+X keys to cut it. However, there's a faster way to do this. The correct keyboard shortcut to cut a cell value in Excel is actually Ctrl+Shift+X. Here's how it works:

  1. First, select the cell value that you want to cut.
  2. Next, press and hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard.
  3. While still holding down the Ctrl key, press and hold down the Shift key.
  4. Finally, while still holding down both the Ctrl and Shift keys, press the X key. This will cut the cell value.

You can then paste the cell value into another cell by pressing the Ctrl+V keys. This keyboard shortcut is much faster than using the mouse to select the cell value and then pressing the Ctrl+X keys.

If you want to learn more keyboard shortcuts like this one, be sure to check out our blog post on the top 10 keyboard shortcuts for Excel.

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