Windows 7 Excel 2007 Loosing Focus


New Member
May 29, 2013
I hope someone can help with an annoying problem.

While editing an Excel 2007 Spreadsheet with information from Yahoo Finance, the Excel window looses focus. This usually happens in the middle of editing a cell. I generally have only the IE - 10 window and the Excel window open when this happens. No other programs other than those started by Windows.

Any help is appreciated.

It sounds like you're experiencing an issue where the Excel window loses focus while editing a cell, particularly when working with information from Yahoo Finance. This can be frustrating, especially if it disrupts your workflow.

Here are a few steps you can try to address this problem:

1. Check for Add-ins: Sometimes, Excel add-ins can cause issues with focus. Try disabling any unnecessary add-ins that might be running in the background.

2. Disable Hardware Graphics Acceleration: Excel 2007 has a hardware acceleration feature that can sometimes cause focus issues. You can try disabling this feature to see if it helps. Here's how to do it:
- Click on the Office Button in Excel (top left corner) and then click on Excel Options.
- Go to the Advanced tab and look for the Display section.
- Check the box next to "Disable hardware graphics acceleration" and click OK.

3. Update Excel and Internet Explorer: Make sure that both your Excel 2007 and Internet Explorer are up to date. Updates can sometimes include bug fixes that might resolve this issue.

4. Check for System Updates: Ensure that your Windows system is fully up to date with the latest patches and updates.

5. Try in Safe Mode: You can try running Excel in Safe Mode to see if the issue persists. This will disable any third-party add-ins that might be causing the problem.

6. Disable Browser Add-ons: In Internet Explorer, try disabling any unnecessary add-ons that might be running and interfering with Excel.

If none of these steps resolve the issue, please provide more information about your system configuration. This may include details such as your operating system version, any recent changes or installations, or any specific patterns that trigger the loss of focus in Excel. This additional information can help in providing more targeted solutions.