Say I am on A1, and I want to instantly go to/highlight/focus Z99. How would I go to that cell ID (or row/column) with a keyboard shortcut or within the menu or context menu?

There is Ctrl+G for Excel but that only opens a find box in Google Sheets. It doesn't seem like this feature exists as I have searched for a bit now, but hopefully it does.


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Google Sheets doesn't have a similar shortcut.

You could create a macro / script, a URL query, or use an add-on that add this feature.

URL query

Maybe the easiest is to use a URL query, on the browser address bar just add &range=Z99 to the spreadsheet URL and press enter.

Macro / Script

Please read Extending Google Sheets and Google Sheets Macros

Here is a simple script. Adopters could add the validations that works best for them.

If we add it as a macro we could assign a keyboard shortcut to call it in the form Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Number (Tools > Macros > Import then Tools > Macros > Manage Macros).

function GoTo() {
  var spreadsheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActive();
  var Ui = SpreadsheetApp.getUi();
  var buttons = Ui.ButtonSet.OK_CANCEL;
  var response = Ui.prompt('Go to', 'Where do you want to go?', buttons);
  if(response.getSelectedButton() === Ui.Button.OK){
    var address = response.getResponseText();



  • Thanks, the URL query is doable for now. I am still quite surprised that they don't have this feature. Can I really be one of the few who would use this feature? Now I am wondering if a macro do a pop up? And can a macro do a keyboard shortcut? May 2, 2018 at 1:16
  • Macros do pop ups, but you should edit the macro to add the pop up, and the do a keyboard shortcut
    – Rubén
    May 2, 2018 at 2:32
  • @ElijahLynn I added the code of a macro.
    – Rubén
    May 2, 2018 at 2:50
  • Thanks, this is very useful until their is native goto! I got it working and now ctrl + alt + shift + 1 brings up the popup, enter the cell, then tab, enter and done. May 3, 2018 at 4:38

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