I want to know if there is a shortcut in Google Docs Spreadsheets for repeating the last action, like F4 in MS Office.

I found that there was no shortcut for this on Google Forums but the post were from 2009, so I don’t know if there is now the shortcut I’m looking for.


Apparently Google decided to add the F4 functionality for Google Sheets since the OP posted this question.

I know it works for inserting/removing rows at least.

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    Sadly, it's not there yet in Docs. – Highly Irregular Mar 18 '15 at 0:28
  • I'm still getting the "There are no changes to redo." alert. I tried pressing F4 or CTRL+Y after inserting or removing a row – elunicotomas Mar 18 '15 at 12:29
  • @elunicotomas I just tried right clicking on a row in Sheets and inserting a new row, then when I hit F4 it inserts another one... it does seem to work in that case :-) – Highly Irregular Mar 19 '15 at 1:47
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    @HighlyIrregular yep, it's working now, maybe I did something wrong:P – elunicotomas Mar 20 '15 at 13:36

Cmd+Y for MacOS

Ctrl+Y on Linux Firefox at least

I just discovered this, and tested it on text input, text formatting and line insertion.

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    That seems to be the redo command, which only lets you undo your previous undo command. – Vidar S. Ramdal Aug 11 '14 at 14:26
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    exactly as Vidar said – elunicotomas Aug 12 '14 at 3:09
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    +1 Check again -- this answer works despite the down votes. Redo is CMD-Y and it repeats on a Mac. – xer0x Apr 4 '17 at 22:43

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