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

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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Yeah, that's nice.. but what if I want to keep the function to move cells?
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Since "fill handle and cell drag-and-drop" is surely needed by most users, it's no solution to turn this off. It's a very bad idea form MS guys to combine the option for a relatively useless but bugging feature with important features :-[.
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thanks ..it was irritating me for some years ...was difficult search this issues. :)
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i know this is over a year old BUT...it is still a problem. I use fill handle quite often particularly for sorting data but the double click sending me over 1000 cells away is more than an inconvenience!
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Just switch workbook view to "Page Break Preview" from the "View" tab. There will be no jumping around.
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I tried this and it makes no difference. I'm on Excel 2016 and the different views have no effect on that particular feature.
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Sorry but this is absolute crap advice. Sure, it disables the single most annoying thing that Excel does but at the same time it also disables one of the handiest and most important features of Excel, the ability to fill a column with repeated data or formulas which is something I use ALL THE TIME. This isn't your fault, this is all on Microsoft. How stupid are the Excel dev team? Honestly!
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What demented fart monkey thought this would be a helpful feature to ANYONE? This weird jumping to the bottom of the spreadsheet thing has been the bane of my existence at my job. Does anyone remember when Microsoft was GOOD and also FREE? Now you have to pay for it to constantly annoy you.
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WOW so if you disable this as instructed above (to avoid the cursor jumping ALL THE WAY up or ALL THE WAY down every single time you double click something slightly off center) then you also can't drag and drop data into adjoining cells? Why did you have to monopolize computer programs just to turn them into a stinking pile of whale dung Microsoft? I'm livid right now. And we have to pay for this garbage?
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Could agree with the other comments, why Microsoft are making there programs worse and worse and worse consistently these days I have no idea. Windows and Office is the only MS software I use now but I think that is going to change very soon.
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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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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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The description of the concern is exactly what I want to fix, but the solution they give fixes something else.
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MIL GRACIAS ME TENIA ENFERMA ESA PORQUERIA!!!
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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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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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This feature was brought to you by a dedicated Microsoft excel developer called Mr. Inconvenience
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goooddddddddd
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This is why i use LibreOffice whenever possible!

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