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How to disable the research task pane in Excel?


In Excel, when you press Alt key and then click one cell in worksheet, a Research pane will appear at right of the sheet at the same time as following screenshot shown. This will be annoying. If you want to disable this pane, and make it no longer displayed when you apply Alt + Click in Excel. From this article, I will introduce you an easy way to solve it.

Disable the research task pane in Excel with VBA code

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arrow blue right bubble Disable the research task pane in Excel with VBA code

Do with the following operations to disable the research task pane in Excel:

1. Launch your workbook, and then hold down the Alt + F11 keys in Excel, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the opened VB Editor, press Ctrl + G to open the Immediate Window, and then copy and paste this code Application.CommandBars("Research").Enabled = False into the Immediate box, and press Enter key on the keyboard, see screenshot:

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3. Then save and close this VB Editor, and now, when you press Alt key and click the cell in the worksheet, the research task pane will not display any more.


If you need to make the research task pane appear again in your workbook, please copy and paste this code Application.CommandBars("Research").Enabled = True into the Immediate box to replace the original code, and remember to press Enter key.

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