Keyboard Settings for Excel via VMFusion

Ever have problems using your standard keyboard shortcuts in Excel when running it on a Mac in VMFusion? Me too…

So, after some digging and testing I found some of my basic Excel navigation functions would trigger rather heinous responses by my Mac (currently running Lion). Here is what I was able to do to fix the issue with using ctrl+shift+up/down/left/right

  1. From your Mac go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Mission Control
  2. Uncheck all of the options involving the up/down/left/right arrows (see below)
  3. Fire up Excel inside VMFusion and viola! You can now use your trusted keyboard shortcuts again!