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.
I looked for a way to turn this off and found this site. Glad to see I'm not alone in finding this "feature" aggravating.
I am going to switch back to 2011 until this is fixed. Can't work with this. Makes me dizzy! Whoever thought this was a good idea?
Adding an option to disable these animations (in an update) is a great idea
just typical microsoft caring more about being apple-like, the most horrible rubbish thing excel ever had... kill it please
Sani Mammadov commented
This is the worst feature in the world. It's so annoying i can't even describe how annoyed I am right now!!!!! what is this ? why is Microsoft doing this to us!!
Bill S commented
This is a horrid feature that inhibits productivity on Excel. There needs to be an option to disable it. It's cute for about 30 seconds and then becomes a big problem.
Tiago Camacho commented
Microsoft, do you have professionals in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or the more encompassing field of User-Experience working for you? If you do, your interface doesn't seem to convey that.
Fix the ridiculous animations that you've set up throughout Office 2016 suite for Mac. These apps are not supposed to have cute animations; they're work apps that are used for hours on end by users. The last things users want is to see cute and meaningless animations happening every other second.
Focus on what matters; stop trying to be too smart and fail to deliver the basics in the process.
Sarah W commented
Allow us to remove Excel 2016 graphics animation! This is too distracting. May stop using Excel...
Please allow users to also stop the worksheet repositioning to the nearest cell. This is extremely annoying - especially if you have wide columns and a small window size. (This is not quite the same as the idea here, but an admin merged my idea into the same one...)
I hate that the whole spreadsheet will automatically scroll to the nearest whole cell. This makes cursor placement difficult - I scroll the screen then go to click in a cell, but the instant before I click the sheet moves and I click on the wrong cell! It's particularly bad when you have 2+ worksheets side by side and don't have much screen real estate. It's just an awful user experience - please let us turn it off.
Валерий Брижатюк commented
It's SO annoying that I stopped working in excel at all, can't stand it.
R. M. commented
Please please please please please allow me to shut off the animation. It is distracting, and when I am working in excel, I am working; I don't need any more distractions. Thanks
Mark PC commented
Absolutely DREADFUL feature! As are ALL the Animation "bells and whisltes" on Excel Mac 2016. Completely unnecessary and it actually makes me feel sick - not to mention disorientating and slows the programme down! The fact that you're unable to turn this "facility" off is a TRAVESTY..!
Going back to the 2011 version until this is removed. Looks like it's for people who have never used a spreadsheet before - I have used Excel, and Multiplan/Chart before it, since it was a Mac-only product. Don't do this to me!
This is a truly awful feature, please remove it or at least make it optional! It makes using Excel absolutely painful.
Frustrated User commented
Completely agreed. This is infuriating and is making me seriously consider the jump to Open Office for the first time in my professional career.
Please, also allow disabling these literally nauseating annoyances in Excel Online.
Pissed off commented
Please let me disable it on OSX as well.
Seriously, this animation makes me want to vomit.
Julian Downes commented
The animations are an amateur feature in a professional tool. They are not progress. If you have to keep them (for some greater corporate vision, perhaps, or to entertain small children) then at least give me a chance to switch them off.