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  1. May 2017 update which keeps the copied item active in the clipboard

    Regarding the issue of...It's part of the May 2017 update which keeps the copied item active in the clipboard even if you do things that would normally clear it, like typing in a cell, applying formatting, etc.

    Pressing ESC will clear the marquee/dancing ants.

    Why in the world would Microsoft and an extra step here. This is terrible. At least give us the option to turn off the function. Please change this back or give us the option. Very disappointed!

    383 votes
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      Thanks to all that responded to the recent survey and to all that have taken the time to provide comments. We have read all of the feedback and we’re determining the best way to resolve the pain points that you have with the changes.

      Much of the feedback falls into these categories:

      Differences with VBA Macros – When we initially release the “Keep the Copy” functionality in May of last year, there were differences for copy operations in VBA Macros. In an August update last year we made a change such that the keep the clipboard functionality is disabled when VBA macros are running. If you are still experiencing differences for copy operations in macros compared to previous version of Excel we would like to know more about what you are seeing.

      Using Keyboard shortcuts to insert cells – Prior to the Keep the Copy functionality, the first insert operation…

    • Toggle for keep the copy function

      I think there should be an option to enable/disable the "Keep the Copy" functionality in Excel. Currently, when I copy data from a cell to a web browser, once I paste the data, Excel still keeps the marquee around the copied cell. I learned I have to press escape after pasting the data in order to cancel the copy. I'd like the option to turn this feature off as opposed to being forced to use copying in this way.

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      • HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? T

        HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

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        • Make Excel great again. Make a toggle button to disable the persistent clipboard feature.

          Make Excel great again. Make a toggle button to disable the persistent clipboard feature.

          7 votes
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          • HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? T

            HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

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            • Test before you release, I'm going to start charging for every bug I find.

              Microsoft has always put the burden of testing their software on the user. Clean up your act. Excel is a prime example of software that you ***** up more than you enhance.

              3 votes
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              • HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? T

                HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

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                • Turn off the marching ants after copying pasting into excel. It never did this before and is a 100% failed feature!

                  Turn off the marching ants after copying pasting into excel. It never did this before and is a 100% failed feature!

                  6 votes
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                  • Make the default search criteria persist between Excel uses

                    How about you make the default search criteria persist between Excel uses (so that you can search by Value instead of by formula)

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                    • HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? T

                      HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

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                      • 2 votes
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                        • HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? T

                          HEY IDIOTS- DID YOU FIX THE ******* "HIT ESCAPE EVERY ******* TIME YOU CUT AND PASTE IN EXCEL 365" CRAPWARE UPDATE FROM JUNE 2017 TODAY? THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU FEEDBACK EVERY TIME I HAVE TO HIT ESCAPE WHILE WORKING FOR AWHILE. *********.

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                          • Give an option to remove the highlighting hold on copied cells!

                            Please give an option to go back to the old style of Excel where highlighted cells that are copied and pasted lose their highlight after you move on to a new cell or save. The new format is much more cumbersome.

                            2 votes
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                            • Insert multiple rows in excel

                              If I want to insert a row in excel sheet, I right click the row header menu to insert one row. Why not have option to say insert "n" number of rows.

                              It's a pain to insert multiple rows manually !

                              Please think about it.

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                              • Insert sheets at the end

                                Is there a setting where I can force Excel to always insert new sheets at the end of the file? When I click the + to insert a new sheet, I have a hard time finding the new sheet since it inserts sheets in odd places all over the file and never in the same place twice.

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                                • should also have sharing workbook option

                                  should also have sharing workbook option

                                  2 votes
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                                  • 建议添加个小功能,关于下拉多选,在按住鼠标左键时可以用鼠标中建上下滚动

                                    建议添加个小功能,关于下拉多选,在按住鼠标左键时可以用鼠标中建上下滚动

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                                    • Setting Autofill Default

                                      Setting Autofill Default

                                      No option to set AutoFill default to the option you want.
                                      Even for numbers or dates you should be able to use "Copy Cells" in stead of "Fill series"

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Allow more than one worksheet to be unhidden at the same time

                                        I'd like to be able to unhide more than one worksheet at a time. I know a macro can be written to do this but it would be easier to have the option to select more than 1 worksheet to unhide at the same time.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • WHEN WILL YOU REPAIR THE CLIPBOARD PROBELM IN EXCEL???

                                          WHEN WILL YOU REPAIR THE CLIPBOARD PROBELM IN EXCEL???

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