Setup walkthrough

  1. Get the download link sent by email at
  2. Double-click on the file to install. The filename should look something like AcceleratorKeys_v1.x.x.
  3. In the window that appears, drag the AcceleratorKeys icon into the applications folder to enable auto-updates.
  4. Go to your Applications folder and open Accelerator Keys.
  5. The app will prompt you for accessibility permissions. Click “Open System Preferences”.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. Now, make sure that Accelerator Keys is running before opening up Excel. You should see this icon in your menu-bar.

  9. Open up Excel and give it a try! Remember:
    • 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.
  10. If you’d like to make Mac Excel even more like Windows:
  11. If Accelerator Keys still isn’t working, send me an email at To speed things up, please include a screenshot of Excel after you’ve pressed the Alt/Option key.