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How to disable double-click on cell border in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-06-03

Normally, we double click on a cell to edit the cell content, however, the cursor jumps to bottom of the worksheet data as you may click on the cell border accidentally as following screenshot shown. This may be annoying if there are multiple rows, you should scroll up to the clicked cell. This article, I will talk about how to disable double-click on cell border in Excel.

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Disable double-click on cell border to jump to bottom


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To disable double-click on cell border feature, you can go to the Excel Options to configure an option, please do as this:

1. Click File > Options to go to the Excel Options dialog box.

2. In the Excel Options dialog box, click Advanced option from the left pane, and then uncheck the Enable fill handle and cell drag-and-drop option under the Editing options, see screenshot:

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3. Then click OK to close this dialog box, and now, double-click on cell border feature is disabled at once.

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I have to agree that not being able to drag and drop cell contents to disable the section jump behavior does create a dilemma. Please everyone head to http://www.microsoft.com and add a feature request to decouple this so we can keep drage/drop cells and disable the section jumps in excel.
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goooddddddddd
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This feature was brought to you by a dedicated Microsoft excel developer called Mr. Inconvenience
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I'd like to echo the comments here. I have this problem but I cant use this solution without it stopping me doing very useful things. It should be a simple task to decouple these options so we could turn the individual function off, and it feels like only laziness is stopping MS from fixing it.
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The only solution I know of is using F2 instead of double clicking.
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Hello Ashley,

Thanks for your comment. You are right. When you want to edit in an Excel cell, you can simply press the F2 to edit the cell. But for some users like me, we are used to double-click the cell to edit. Different habits, I guess. Have a nice day.

Sincerely,
Mandy
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MIL GRACIAS ME TENIA ENFERMA ESA PORQUERIA!!!
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The description of the concern is exactly what I want to fix, but the solution they give fixes something else.
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Hi Microsoft, It's 2021-11-20 and this problem still exists. To put these two different functions under the same tap is irresponsible. This is very basic things...
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Hello,This is indeed inconvenient for most of users, if you have any other good solution, please comment and share here.Thank you!
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wtf is this? why? why do you have to couple a completely useless feature with a super useful one so you can only enable or disable them both at the same time?
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Hello, Yes, as you said, this is very inconvenient for most of users. But, there seems to be no other good solution for dealing with this problem.Thanks for your comment.
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