Hi I'm new here. I hope I have posted this in the right place. My 2006 Dell has almost had it so itâ€™s time for a new Desktop. After 20 years I am considering switching from Windows to an iMac for two reasons, (1) everyone tells me Mac's are great and (2) Iâ€™ve got Windows 8 on my new Notebook and I hate it. My concerns are that my main usage of the computer (for work) are Excel and Outlook. On Excel I make extensive use of keyboard shortcuts, such as F2 (edit a formula) and F4 (the repeat key). I also use the ALT key a lot to get to the access keys needed to drive the ribbon with a keyboard only (i.e. the letter in the menu item that used to get underlined in older versions of Excel) and frequently use old remembered ALT combinations (such as ALT, E, S, V gives you Paste Special). These shortcuts, ingrained in my brain over 20 years are considerably faster than mouse equivalents, so I worry about losing those. I understand that on a Mac there is no equivalent keyboard access to the Ribbon because there is no ALT key on the Mac keyboard â€¦â€¦ even if running Excel for Windows in Parallels? What happens if I was to plug a Windows keyboard into the iMac, would the ALT key work then in Parallels? I have a cool Logitech illuminated keyboard that I'd like to take with me to the iMac and use in Parallels. Would all of the Windows keys (CTRL, ALT etc) then work as they do in Windows when connected to the iMac running Parallels? Thank you for your help. I need some convincing before I leap into the Mac world.