Excel Hack

Current time shortcut in Excel

This is a shortcut key to insert the current time in a cell in Excel. You may need to insert the current time when creating a schedule or invoice, but it is inefficient to check the clock each time you do so. With the shortcut keys introduced here, you can insert the current time in just one operation.

Current time shortcut

Windows
Ctrl + Shift + : (colon)

Mac
command + : (colon) or command + ; (semicolon)

Insert current time

This is a shortcut key to insert the current time.

Total Time: 1 minute

Select a cell

Select a cell

Select the cell in which you want to insert the current time.

Inserts the current time

Insert current time

Press Ctrl + Shift + : (colon) to insert the current time.