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.
Thanx for creating and voting on this folks!
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).
If you're using different applications along with excel, it works. But, if you're using two excel sheets, It won't.
Eman Emmanuel commented
@Antonio Elinon's answer works!
"open Excel as a separate instance (press and hold ALT then open Excel)..."
Thank you very much, lifesaver :)
This problem still exists. I have Windows 10 Enterprise, Version 1909. Excel 2016 (16.0.5095.1000).
This issue has not been fixed.
Azalea Tse commented
I have the same issue with scroll inactive windows not working with Excel
Windows 10 Pro version 2004 (Build 19041.685)
Excel 2016 (16.0.5095.1000) 32-bit
Please help to fix it as it is very inconvenient, thank you.
@Antonio Elinon, @all -@Micro$oft
That's the hint I'm waiting since October 2017!
My configuration: Windows 10 | 20H2 | 19042.630 - Excel 2013 | 15.0.5233.1000
Antonio Elinon commented
If you open Excel as a separate instance (press and hold ALT then open Excel), inactive scrolling will work.
I have this issue. I am sure it used to work ok but something changed last week. 1 November 2020.
I have resubmitted this as a separate issue as it is still present - please vote here.
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I just waisted my time to find a solution, but actually it is a bug in Excel. Still not fixed.
Still not fixed!
I just don't get it, on Friday everything works okay and on Monday it doesnt, no updates as far as i can see, please just get this fixed.
July 2020. Still not working. I'm speechless
Two years later and clearly not fixed/resolved/working or any other adjective worthy of closing this ticket.
Not fixed for my org on multiple machines.
still not working on 06/18/2020, very irritating!!!! and why is the admin not commenting on any of the posts?
STILL NOT FIXED. JUNE 16, 2020!
it was working fine few days ago and today suddenly it does not scroll inactive window if I am working with Excel. Today is May 14,2020 and IT HAS NOT BEEN FIXED!!!!
Not working for me. I can background scroll any app except Excel when using any app except Excel. When using Excel, I cannot background scroll any app, and regardless of the location of the mouse cursor, scrolling affects the active Excel window.
Excel will allow other inactive program windows to scroll but not inactive excel windows.