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 find the animation in Excel and Word distracting, and it slows me down.
thank you my man!!!
@AQuandary - The Excel menu is at the top of the Finder, and drops down a menu that contains Preferences, which when clicked brings up a dialog, where you click on the "Edit" preference group.
Where the **** is Excel > Preferences > Edit?
Dominic Rassool commented
yayyy turned it off! Thanks
kevin foot commented
Its taken long enough! I bought a new apple mac in October 2015 and this appalling excel addition was so bad that I stopped using it, continuing only with Excel on my old windows laptop...... I just hope I can update my ****** rubbish toy version I had the unfortunate experience of paying good money for.
When will cell animation be disableable in Excel Online?
Tim Murphree commented
Finally !! Seriously,, I can finally retire Excel 2011. Hope Microsoft remembers this lesson next time when some "UX expert" recommends adding janky, useless animation.
The sooner the better!!
John Galt commented
SLOW SLOW SLOW. And I am on the latest I7 iMac with 32g ram. Suggest you hire new programmers.
How to enable Worksheet Animation in Excel 2016
Please tel a early possible.
We are not yet at the peak of this silly race. At the point where you can't add useful features anymore all manufacturers begin to integrate interface animations.
Thank you! That animation was giving me a headache, seriously
Fail! Am now on version 15.22... OSX 10.11.5, MB Pro 15" Retina (mid 2015), Intel Core i7, 16GB, 1600 DDR3, Intel Iris Pro 1536
Cannot function productively with the current scrolling lags, cell move lags and missing visual formatting (I have to print to pdf to see outlines and bold etc.). After working in Excel literally since it's inception this is the first time I've actually seen it as more of than tool.
video of lag: https://www.dropbox.com/s/erkqxksil08yfzv/ExcelScrollLag.m4v?dl=0
screenshot of formatting issues: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mxyluti7jdvqewn/Screen%20Shot%202016-05-17%20at%2012.36.46%20PM.png?dl=0
Unchecking "provide feedback with animation" doesn't solve the problem.
I am extremely frustrated with the new Excel 2016 for Mac. I work with figures all day and this is really slowing me down. Moving from cell to cell has become a nightmare. Please solve this !
With the update installed there still seems to be some "residual" animation, e.g.: insert a chart and set minimum/maximum values for the axis. Clicking into the minimum field or any other still triggers a highlighting of the field. It's distracting, unnecessary and enraging. For someone using excel once a year these effects might be nice but having to actually work with it every day is outrageous.
Darren Chandler commented
Lovely, thanks for fixing this. (Mac users - make sure you've upgraded to 15.21.1 or later - it works)
Jim Dillard commented
Same here, Pavel.
My "provide feedback w/ animations" is disabled and it takes up to 2 seconds just to move from cell to cell. There is nothing in the worksheet...my 4 yr old mac with excel 2011 installed moves from cell to cell instantaneously.