Allow users to turn off cursor "glide" animation (cell selection animation)
l find the silly animation that "glides" the cursor from cell to cell to be distracting. That's bad. But the fact that there is no way to turn it off is absolutely infuriating. Let me turn it off.
Good morning (5 April, 2016),
I’m happy to be able to update that we’ve released an update for this issue in Mac Excel 15.21, which has rolled out to Office Insiders today and pending any blocking issues we find there should start rolling out to everyone in a week or so.
In order to turn off this animation once you have the updated build, you’ll want to go to Excel > Preferences > Edit and uncheck the “Provide feedback with animation” checkbox.
Hope that helps,
Greetings and happy Friday (2.26),
Good news – based on the feedback here, we’re going to hook up all of the new animations – including this cursor glide animation – to a setting in Excel > Preferences so that you can turn them off.
Ahhhh, thank you so much for the help that stopped that eye-crossing 'glide'! I just got this version of Excel and had no idea what to call it and could barely work with my large spreadsheets. I assumed it would be called something like 'cursor movement' and never would have chosen 'Provide feedback with animation' as a fix. What does that even mean?
I hate the gliding as well. Have vision issues and is difficult to follow if it moves too quickly.
I'm using Window 7 and cancelled the animation successfully:
Open Excel, File > Options > Ease Of Access > untick the box "Provide feedback with animation".
Wi Chi En commented
unchecked and still animated!
hi i am running Excel 2016 for mac Version 15.36, to be quite frankly this animation is driving NUT!! is about time that MS got off the seat and did something about it.. ALLOW USERS TO TURN THE STUPID THING OFF!
Stephen Boesch commented
This glide actually **breaks** scroll-page-down-with-select. The setting mentioned above does NOT exist in latest 15.34 (2017). I am going to OpenOffice Calc (which works better than excel in a number of ways)
J McGee commented
THANK YOU. I just upgraded and HATED the animation -- it was so very distracting and slowing me down.
This Option does not seems to work for Mac
Excel > Options > Advanced > General > untick 'Provide feedback with animation'
What can we do?
That 'animation' was so annoying!!!
Exactly what I was searching for.
To disable the cursor glide option use: Excel > Options > Advanced > General > untick 'Provide feedback with animation'
I actually went through all the options and this sentance Provide feedback with animation' didnt not give me a clue of what it is. However, at last I have found out.
Definitely still a problem with scrolling (delay, bounce) and trying to lock the cursor on a cell (having to click many times before it locks in cell) in 2016 Excel for Mac. Second time upgraded to 2016 as I backed down to 2011 for 18 months as lost about 20% productivity. Now running Office 360 (15.32) on both a 2016 Powerbook Pro (15 in w. magic bar) and iMac Retina both running Sierra 10.12.4 using Magic Mouse. Turned off "feedback with animation" in preferences already. What gives MS??? Surely SpaceX and land a used rocket back on a ship after putting a satellite into orbit. When can we expect some results??
Just what I needed. Thanks
Dan - that's great for Mac, what about Windows?
I am running Mac Office 365 Excel on a 15 MacBook Pro 2016 with all options that i purchased in late 2016 - prior to this i was using Office 2011 Excel with absolutely no problems. The Office 365 is incredibly SLOW the cursor has a mind of its own. I called microsoft and they offered virtually no help - it was also very difficult to understand the tech people I spoke to. Despite the fact that I had no problem with office 2011 they referred me to Apple for assistance nor did they escalate the issue when they were unable to resolve it. Product rate and tech help rate -5 on scale of 1 to 10
C Lamentia ... THANK YOU! Excel preferences > Edit > uncheck "Provide Feedback with Animation" worked! Was driving me nuts.
Finally found out how to shut this off! Excel preferences > Edit > uncheck "Provide Feedback with animation". This worked for us.
The delay in cell movement gets solved ilogically by just going to the page view and hitting once normal view, it solves the delay when moving around the spreadsheet.
I agree! My keystrokes have to wait for the animation effects (tiles?) to be done. It's like the tiles when moving from screen to screen on Windows Phones--pretty but anti-productive.
Is there a way to set this up so, when clicking on a different cell, the move is instantaneous? Now it sort of rolls or floats over to the new cell. A time waster when busy.