# How to apply by default the style to the Cell instead of the selection?

It's a bit tiresome repeating Ctrl+., or $\uparrow$, Shift+$\downarrow$ (in Mac), or grabbing the mouse to select the bracket every time one want to change the cell style.

As style commands on empty selections aren't even registered unless you type something following, do you Front End experts know if is there some hook, trick, option, shortcut, or configuration to effect the style application? Like this: if there's a non-empty selection, do as always; if the selection is empty, change the cell style.

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This answers your problem: mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/75328/… –  M.R. Feb 26 at 22:57
I really don't know why the FE developers don't answer these kind of questions, and make us mortals suffer... :) –  M.R. Feb 26 at 23:03