Delete Row

This shortcut will delete rows that are selected.

Windows shortcut

Ctrl-

Mac shortcut

⌘-

Excel 2013

  • Shift+Spacebar to select the row.
  • Ctrl+-(minus sign) to delete the row.

Excel 2016

  • Shift+Spacebar to select the row.
  • Ctrl+-(minus sign) to delete the row.

To quickly delete a row in Excel, select a row and use the shortcut CTRL – (minus sign). To quickly delete multiple rows, select multiple rows and use the same shortcut.

To delete a row in Excel, execute the following steps.

1. Select a row.

2. Right click, and then click Delete.

Result:

Note: instead of executing step 2, use the shortcut CTRL – (minus sign).

Delete Rows

To quickly delete multiple rows in Excel, execute the following steps.

1. Select multiple rows by clicking and dragging over the row headers.

2. Press CTRL – (minus sign).

Result:

Delete Cells

Excel displays the Delete Cells dialog box if you don’t select a row or multiple rows before using the shortcut CTRL – (minus sign).

1. Select cell A3.

2. Press CTRL – (minus sign).

3a. Excel automatically selects “Shift cells up”. Click OK.

Result:

3b. To delete a row, select “Entire row” and click OK.

Result: