Eliminate the new "Save your changes to this file?" dialog box
In the last week, whenever I close down a new Excel file without saving it, a new dialog box appears asking "Save changes to this file?". Whereas previously I could use keyboard shortcuts to immediately close down a file (Ctrl-F4, N), this no longer works. Instead, the new box interprets the "N" keypress as something to be entered into the "File Name" text field.
S. Stockton commented
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Ahem. I mean… keyboard-inaccessibility for the lose.
Several Excel side-panels have the same issue.
And relatedly, when the resizing the Excel window causes the Ribbon to shrink, the key-sequences needed to trigger various commands change, as well.
Quattro Pro is still for sale; wonder how well it works these days?
Or SoftMaker Office.
Or even LibreOffice/OpenOffice. (^_^)
I particularly agree with Anonymous. It took me days to kill one drive, and only recently has whatever this screwed up feature of "Save your changes to this file?" resurrected itself.
Can't microsoft just pay their engineers, and have them "sit by the window"? Leave the software alone, still get paid, but just sit by the window and look at the pretty meadows and flowers and frogs and stuff.
Todd deVilleneuve commented
Does anyone know how you are supposed to save? I just lost data on excel that i have been entering for a month when I went to save on Excel. It says "Auto save" and gives me a list of a bunch of older dated files. I just want the same file I have been working on for the last few months (I want all of that data) I would like to avoid this happening again...
Please fix this soon, this is very frustrating.
I've noticed that even if I've just saved the file, then exit, I'll still asked whether I want to save the file even though no additional keystrokes were made. MS has managed once again to make the software more stupid. Before, I never had to think about whether I saved the file, if I made a change it would ask me; if I didn't, it didn't. Another useless feature.
I hate this so much in Word. It's so dumb.
snake oil salesmen finding ways to force you to use their snake oil. The first thing it did was activate one drive and start saving things there. I am so done with computers and smart phones. These people not only tell you how and where they want you to save things but they tell you how to live politically as well. I hate the product change.
Same in Word. I hate this so much.
Welda Tait commented
Same happens in Word and it is infuriating
Agreed. Why does Microsoft feel the need to continually modify the user interface in ways that hurt productivity! The new dialog is much, much slower leaving me waiting for it to display. And when it pops up it completely ignores the keyboard shortcut entries I've learned over decades of using Office products!
Frank Miller commented
Agreed. In addition, the new dialog takes much longer to load on my machine (2-3 seconds), which disrupts workflow.