- Get the download link sent by email at https://acceleratorkeys.com.
- Double-click on the file to install. The filename should look something like
- In the window that appears, drag the
AcceleratorKeys icon into the applications folder to enable auto-updates.
- Go to your Applications folder and open Accelerator Keys.
- The app will prompt you for accessibility permissions. Click “Open System Preferences”.
- If you need to get to the Accessibility section of System Preferences separately, its at System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility (on the left column).
- Click on the lock at the bottom-right to make changes, and check the box next to AcceleratorKeys. Then, click to lock to prevent further changes.
- Now, make sure that Accelerator Keys is running before opening up Excel. You should see this icon in your menu-bar.
- Open up Excel and give it a try! Remember:
- Accelerator Keys does not work when Excel is in full screen mode.
- Accelerator Keys needs to see the buttons to press them. So make sure your Excel window is as wide as possible. Mac Excel hides buttons if Excel is too small.
- Excel must be in English.
- If you’d like to make Mac Excel even more like Windows:
- If Accelerator Keys still isn’t working, send me an email at email@example.com. To speed things up, please include a screenshot of Excel after you’ve pressed the Alt/Option key.