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Hi – due to concerns expressed by people who did not like the way the lock symbol was added to protected sheets, we will stop showing it on sheet tabs in Excel for Windows for the time-being. We may bring it back in the future in some other fashion.
If you’d like to see a lock symbol or some other visual indicator when a sheet is protected, please add your vote and comment here.
Here’s the related discussion – https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921/suggestions/40858108
Many Thanks – Steve [Microsoft Excel]
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Lock symbol is useful and I was frustrated to note that it has disappeared.
Option to re-instate (tick box, off by default, in 'General>Interface Options', or 'Avanced>Display Options' for example) would be logical and appreciated.