Recent Files Shouldn't Display until Ready
The recent files list in Excel takes time to refresh, which often leads to opening an incorrect file, when multiple devices are being used.
The scenario is Excel 2016 Desktop application, two Windows 10 devices, a OneDrive for Business account (on the work computer), and a OneDrive Personal account (on the personal computer). On first opening Excel, it will suggest the last few files I worked on, making it easier and faster for me to get back to work on what I last edited. Great feature! However, Excel will often re-order the position of the files a few seconds after opening the app, and this leads to opening the wrong file.
Friday I work on File1 from my work laptop and shut down. Saturday I work on File2 and File3 from my personal laptop and shut down. Monday my recent files list from my work laptop shows File1 as the most recent file I worked on (the last file opened on that device). So I go to click on File1, but even after the mouse click, I will see a brief screen refresh when suddenly the listing will change to read File3, File2, and File1 because of the work I did from a different device on Saturday. I don't mind the refresh at all, it's a good thing. But even tho I've already clicked on File1 because that's what I was being shown, Excel will give me File3. That's what's irritating. I'd much rather Excel not show me anything at all while it waits on the refresh than show me something that doesn't even seem to count when clicked on.