The shortcut Ctrl+Y is to repeat the last command or action, if possible. In this example, we are going to highlight the cells.
Step 1: Click any cell in the data range and highlight it in yellow, e.g., D4;
Step 2: Select any other cell or cells, e.g., A3:A5;
Step 3: Press and hold the "Ctrl" key from the keyboard, then click "Y".