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I know the keyboard shortcuts for cut, copy and paste, and I use them frequently. But there are times when using the mouse is much more convenient. Especially if I want to copy a whole row, I prefer to not select it with the left button and then copy with the keyboard, but select it with the right mouse button and directly choose "copy" from the context menu. In other cases, I'm not sure the focus is on the window in which the current selection is, so I right click on the selection to make sure I'll copy what I want.

But Google sheets is determined to admonish me to use the keyboard shortcuts every single time, breaking my flow with a modal dialog. I can understand why they think they are doing novice users a favor by teaching them this, but when I know what I'm doing, it becomes very annoying. At least Clippy didn't use modal dialogs.

Is there a setting hidden somewhere to just tell them "Please stop showing me this advice"?

  • Right-click shouldn't work given the sandboxed model of browsers: telerik.com/forums/… . That's why they tell you to use Ctrl+C instead. I'm unsure why you call it "advice" when it's more a warning about something you cannot do. Did I understand wrongly and you actually can use right click to copy and paste? – malarres Jan 27 '15 at 11:05
  • answer of @rumtscho Right click works. There is a context menu, and it contains a "copy" command. After I click it, I see a dialog telling me that I should use Ctrl + C instead. But after I close the dialog and paste, it pastes the selection which was copied. So in a nutshell, it has a working function, but tells me to stop using it every time I use it. And no matter how often I do it using this way, it continues bringing up the dialog. There is no visible button or link for "dismiss forever". – rumtscho – malarres Jan 27 '15 at 11:06
  • I don't use google Sheets, but I did just go try this, and the OP is correct it's a very annoying dialog without a "don't show me this again" or as google seems to like a "got it!" button. – Tyson Jan 27 '15 at 15:37

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