I couldn't find this shortcut in Sheets support. Basically I want a keyboard shortcut that makes me jump to the formula bar.

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  • Can't you just move to the cell and start typing?
    – ale
    Oct 14, 2016 at 12:20
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    it's not that i want to type.. it's that i want to access the formula that's generating the content in the cell @ale
    – abbood
    Aug 18, 2017 at 13:15

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There isn't one.

If the cell is blank, just start typing.

If the cell has content, press F2 and you'll be able to edit. (Microsoft Excel is the same.)

I'm afraid if you want to get into the formula bar you'll need to use the mouse.

  • Actually, Microsoft Excel has an option "Edit Directly in Cells". If you uncheck that option, then F2 will take you to the Formula Bar. Too bad Google Sheets doesn't give you this option. Or pressing F2 twice should take you to the Formula Bar.
    – wisbucky
    Aug 1, 2020 at 8:00

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