How do I prevent Excel from redisplaying multiple minimized open documents when opening a new document?
Excel 365, minimized workbook pops up when opening another workbook from explorer.
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This applies to all Office applications, like Word and Powerpoint. It is a major annoyance.
To me this is a bug after the removal of the MDI interface, documents are opened in their own windows, but the application still behaves as if it's MDI. It looks like an unfinished job.
Steven Z commented
This is not just an Excel issue, but apply's to Word and I suspect other Office products. It's not a new behavior, but a very old and highly annoying one.
Bob LeFave commented
It's a waste of user time and screen space to have some random/last used Excel file open before the requested Excel file is opened. On a single screen laptop there is zero value add in the extra Excel window, which I always need to close. Worse yet, the new window opens with the formatting of the random popup window. Huh??? I've never used the previous Excel pop up instance and Excel use accounts for 30% of my typical day. Really annoying.