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    Hi All, We apologize for being slow to engage on this thread. We are listening to your feedback and we really do care. After reading the comments here as well as the feedback sent from within Excel, we have decided to remove the lock icon from Excel on Windows for the timebeing. Since it’s not new to the other platforms (web, Mac and mobile) and we haven’t had similar feedback about it there, we won’t change those for now. We’ll consider how best to get consistency across the desktop, web, and mobile apps, and we’ll share updates if we have any additional next steps.

    Since the lock icon was added recently, we can turn it off by using a configuration in O365, so you should notice that the change soon, without having to install an update. Just make sure to restart Excel.

    Thanks for all your feedback.

    Steve [Microsoft Excel]

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    cobcat commented  · 

    Thank you Steve. I have Excel on my personal machine and one that I administer. I note that on both machines the lock has disappeared - looks more aesthetic.

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    cobcat commented  · 

    Instead of the Lock some other device, such as underscoring or emboldening the First character of a Tab name, would be a good indicator. The name length need not be altered.

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