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.
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.
So glad to see this release! Thank you for listening!
I just tried it today on Excel for Mac. Not sure if I miss something, but disabling the glide effect does not speed the work at all. The delay between cursor movements seems the same to me regardless of the setting.
I have updated Excel for Mac to 15.20. The option to "Provide feedback with animation" exists in Excel > Preferences > Edit as expected... but it doesn't work! I have tried it enabled and disabled, restarted the computer, restarted Excel but all the animations still exist!
It's so bad I actually get a spinning rainbow wheel when selecting a new cell sometimes (even in a blank workbook). Please help.
Please allow us to turn this feature off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Magnus Petersson commented
So happy you decided to add the option to turn it off. Excel feels snappy again!
Andrew Robinson commented
Thanks, Dan! This was a really big sticking point for my Mac Excel 2016 users. Looking forward to general release!
Eric Sandler commented
Once the ability to turn off the cursor "glide" animation is rolled out to general availability, will the update that includes it be available to future buyers of Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac (one-time purchase)?
Thanks Dan for the change! Big step forward, and I'll happily keep the animations off!
Will gladly put my votes now to the multi-core thing ;-)
Gaurav Vohra commented
Great news! Will there be another update when it's rolled out to everyone?
Hannes Scheepers commented
In Excel 2016 for Windows, I have found this to work.
Go File/Option/Advanced. Scroll down to Display and tick the "Disable Hardware Graphics Acceleration" option.
Hope this helps you.
When it will be possible to download the update?
Wendy Krank commented
Any update rid Excel of the animation annoyance?
Please hurry, this is intolerable.
Haven't seen any updates for this that relate to the Mac version. The comment below only applies to Windows users.
It's been over a month, I hope something comes soon. I don't have the ability to revert back to previous versions, and my productivity has lessened. I can't wait for this update, I will feel like I can get my work done efficiently! The frustration is beyond belief how many times I have to use my mouse to click on cells and back and forth between workbooks, since I utilize multiple at one time.
Please, please, please Office - can we get a status update as to a possible time window when this may be updated???