Make it easier for the eye to spot the active cell. The thin green lines are too hard to spot (highlight active cell)
Allow for formatting of the box that highlights the active cell
Donald Jacobs commented
So irritating. Microsoft did have this feature back in Office 97 to change the cursor highlight color, why not in the "latest and greatest" version?
Please just simply add the property, it can't be that hard!!!!!
Manjil Purohit commented
I am wondering, why this most important, most useful, basic feature is still not implementated...!!!
Kevin Vandenberg commented
To me this is an "accessibility" issue. I seem to be having significant difficulty finding the active cell ESPECIALLY if the sheet creator has used black borders on all of the cells already.
Look in the "Name Box" - at the top, on the left, on the toolbar just above the number "1" and the "A" of the 1st column - on the same bar as your formula. That "Name Box" identfies the Active Cell your cursor is in, the one you are struggling to find, the elusive and hard to see cell surrounded by the "Thin Green Line".
I cant find green box when i use CTRL F... Please share solution
I've been subscribed to this feed for a couple of years... never seen any kind of response from Excel about fixing this issue. Had to train my eyes to immediately look at the "Name Box" in the top left corner in front of the formula bar - it identifies the cell location of the **** near impossible to find "thin green line" - I have not slammed my mouse on my desk in some time since this self imposed remedial training.
Yes please! Shouldn't be so hard to fix?
Alvaro Macedo Laureano commented
Vamos lá microsoft
Slayton McDonough commented
Just goes to show how insanely ****** these Excel designers and programmers are. Don't hold your breath, they will NEVER EVER fix it.
its actually easier to see the box after screen shotting it and opening it in paint than in its own excel!
I have chronic ADHD and this green outline box issue is really beginning to get on my nerves now, the programs have just been upgraded to office 365 professional plus and its now even worse to the point i actually now cannot see the active cell, this is ridiculous! Do these developers not actually check things? why not leave it red like it used to be. I spend more time trying to work out what box im in than the work in excel!
This would be very helpful. I thought it was just my eyesight that was the problem. Clearly many others feel the same although with 212 votes it could take another 20 years to tweak this formatting amendment!
Mark Ens commented
I find it difficult to locate the currently selected cell(s). The current method of marking the selected cell(s) is hard to see. If I look away from the selected cell to see other parts of the spreadsheet, it takes a while to find and return to the selected cell.
I'd like to make the following suggestion as a way to eliminate this problem.
1. Completely remove the current method of highlighting the selected cell(s).
2. Allow the user to choose an included Cell Style or one created by them as their default for identifying their selected cell or cells.
3. This allows the user to set all aspects, fonts, colors, borders of the selected cell's or cells'.
4. These default choices should be set in Excel's options.
5. If by chance the user selects a cell or multiple cells that match or closely match the default colors, allow the user to quickly set a different, temporary, Cell Style, to identify selected cells,. HOME/STYLES/CELL STYLES
6. Allow the user to select an included Cell Style or a Style created by the user as the temporary cell identification scheme.
7. The temporary Cell Style will remain in effect throughout the workbook until it is changed either back to the default or to a new Cell Style
I do wish you could modify the outline of the active cell, but one way to find which cell you are in is to look at the "name box" in the upper left corner of spreadsheet under the ribbon.
Bernie's Mittens commented
I work on large spreadsheet for construction projects. I'm talking a thousand rows and several hundred columns depending on the scale. It would be very beneficial if I could customize the active cell. Something as simple as inverse color or a red border would help.
Please and thank you!
I see I'm far from the only user with this problem. I think it's very poor indeed that there's still no fix for it after all these years of complaints. :(
New User Anonymous commented
I have over 30,000 I use CTRL+F to locate and find data with. This green box is hard to find when using conditional color change.
Please highlight selected cells. It's impossible to see cells that are selected: white on white.
Yes! Quattro Pro had this feature by default and it was a huge help when returning to the worksheet. The user could select the color for the selected cell making it an instant find when returning to the sheet. As versatile as MS Excel is I find it surprising that MS has not added added it by now when Quattro Pro had it 20+ years ago.
Mohamed Fahim commented
This is really frustrating to spend sometime to locate active cell and I seem that Microsoft received this comment and ignored it.