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Quickly hide other workbooks (all inactive windows) in Excel

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2019-11-05

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Normally you can hide or unhide workbooks one by one in Excel, but there is no way for you to hide or unhide multiple workbooks at one time. For example, you open multiple workbooks in Excel, and you want to handle them one after one, so you may want to hide the inactive workbooks to stay working on one workbook. You cannot hide all inactive workbooks with one click in Excel, but with this Hide Inactive Windows tool of Kutools for Excel, you can quickly solve this problem.

Click Kutools >> Show & Hide >> Hide Inactive Windows, See screenshot:

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1. Apply this utility by clicking Kutools > Show & Hide > Hide Inactive Windows.

2. All of the inactive workbooks have been hidden.


1. This utility supports Undo, you can quickly unhide all workbooks by pressing Undo (Ctrl+Z) immediately, and Undo is one level.

2. You can also apply Unhide All Windows of Show / Hide to show all hidden workbooks.

Demo: Hide all inactive workbook windows and then show them again:

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