Make Excel obey the "scroll inactive windows" setting in Windows 10
Make Excel obey the "scroll inactive windows" setting in Windows 10. Currently Excel will scroll when it is an inactive window, but it will not allow other windows to scroll when it is the active window. This makes transcribing data from a source that needs to be scrolled difficult.
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You should see this issue fixed starting with the latest Windows 10 Preview 17133.73 build update on 4/10 (https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/03/27/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17133-for-fast/) as well as latest Excel Monthly channel 1803 Build 9126.2152 update on 4/11 (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/mt465751.aspx).
Please let us know if you find this still not fixed with these builds (and later).
Hi Prash [MSFT]
Why is this thread marked as completed by you?
==> The problem is not yet solved! <==
I just installaed an Office Professional Plus 2019 32-Bit, Build 16.0.12430.20112, on
Windows 10, Version 1909, Build 18363.657 and
==> it does not work! <==
The whole thing sucks, the way M$ treats its customers …
John Kirk commented
Hi Excel Team [MSFT] - Just updated Excel to the latest monthly build -- Version 2001 (Build 12430.20184). Running on Windows 10 Enterprise OS build 18363.628; Version 1909. The scrolling "inactive" windows in Excel is still not working.
I realize my Windows 10 is not an "insider preview" but I would have thought almost 2 years later we would see this function working in the regular OS version.
Loren Amelang commented
Hey - does anyone else see Excel 16.0.12325.20344 actually allowing non-Excel windows to scroll even with an Excel window above them? Still doesn't work with two Excel windows, though - only the top one scrolls if the mouse is over either one. (I'm sure it will change yet again soon...)
John K. commented
Same issue --
Windows 10; Version 1909, build 18363.592
Office 365; Excel Version 1910
I have the same issue with scroll inactive windows with the latest OS version (1909) and latest O365 Excel(downloaded from outlook.com)
Ryan C. commented
I'm having the same problem as Lee Fawcett: when 2 or more Excel windows are open, only the selected one will scroll, not the one under the mouse.
I see this on Windows 10 Pro Version 1909 (Build 18363.535) with
Excel Version 1912 (Build 12325.20288 Click-to-Run as part of an MS Office 365 ProPlus subscription).
This is really frustrating since it's supposed to have been fixed (clearly it's not).
Lee Fawcett commented
if i have an excel window open, i can scroll other windows when hovering, such as browser, WORD, PDF Reader, etc.
HOWEVER, if i have two excel windows showing, ONLY the one selected will scroll even when i hover over the other excel window. How do i fix this
Scrolling inactive windows is broken again. Monthly Channel - v 1911 (build 12228.20332)
Apparently I just installed Office 365 ProPlus (which I guess has the 2019 Excel version on it.) And the scroll on unactive windows does not work. What the ...?
I'm surprised this feature is broken for Office 2019 users.
Excel 1908, build 1192.20300 still has the problem
Jaywin Varghese commented
broken on excel 1902
windows 10 1803
yes not working again? anyone knows if it will be solved?
Mouse wheel scrolling was broken, then fixed, now broken again: cannot scroll inactive Excel windows with the mouse wheel. Sheesh, how hard can this be???
Win10 build 17134.858
Excel 2019 version 1907 build 11901.20176
Excel wont scroll inactive windows when others excel windows are open. Also it scroll in a crazy manner throwing the selected cell to the corners, making it very hard to navigate on big tables.
The old excels used to scroll where the mouse cursor was positioned as should be, not on the selected cell. For instance, look how the Acrobat PDF Reader, or any other CAD software does.
Excel 365, version 1906, build 11727.20244 32 bit
Still/once again broken.
Windows Version 10.0.17763 Build 17763
Excel Version 1906 (Build 11727.20244)
It still does not work. On version 1803 OS build 17134.829
Excel 1905 (build 11629.20246 CTR)
Loren Amelang commented
Yes, Scrolling is partly broken again - for the last month or so. One Excel window with one other app still works, but with two Excel windows, only the top one scrolls even if the cursor is over the bottom one. I have version 1905...
(_Please_, Microsoft, make at least one of the displays of the 40+ digits of full-length Product ID copyable!)
Some places call it "Click-to-Run", some call it 365MSO, it was the last version you could actually buy once and be done with it. But it now acts like a service, with login and account and constant online changes. Including breaking the scroll fix we waited so long for!
Can you precise your Excel version, please (2013, 2016, 365).