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09 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 + Excel 2010 causing taskbar problems

Morning,

I've been racking my brains about this one lately as we have more users switching over to Windows 7.

I'm convinced it's Excel causing memory problems, but I'm unsure.

When working with excel for a short time, we're unable to switch to any other window on the taskbar. It's as if Excel is taking priority over anything else that is open on the taskbar. For example, if we have Outlook, Internet Explorer & Excel open, when we click out of Excel to go into Outlook, nothing will happen, but it seems as if it's bringing the window up in the backgroud.

We can fix this by closing Excel and starting it up again, but alas, some more usage and it starts again.



Both Windows 7 and Office are right upto date.

Any ideas anyone? Your help is much appreciated.


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09 Sep 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Mmm, I have been using Outlook2010, Excel2010 and Windows 7 Ultimate x64 for a while now and never encountered this at all.

Are you able to nail it down any better? For example, do you get the same problems if Excel is NOT open? Is there anything in Group Policies that could be controlling this?

Have you tried using TaskManager or Resource monitor to see what is hogging the focus?

Regards,
Golden
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09 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Does this happen with all of the current Windows 7 + Office 2010 Users?
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12 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Morning,

Apologies for the delay, I had a family emergency on Friday afternoon.

Anyways:

'For example, do you get the same problems if Excel is NOT open? Is there anything in Group Policies that could be controlling this?'

No to both of these Golden, I could understand if we had another program that was causing it aswell, but it's only when Excel is being used. We don't have any unique Group Policies configured.

Does this happen with all of the current Windows 7 + Office 2010 Users?

Yes.

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12 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by caparomike View Post
Does this happen with all of the current Windows 7 + Office 2010 Users?

Yes
Curious problem!

Since it's affecting all Users, I can only imagine it must be installation or set-up.

I presume that all Users have Office installed on their local HD.
Does the same person do the upgrade/installation on every PC?
Is it installed from a network location or from an Office disk?

Not sure if it would make any difference, but is the task bar locked?

Have you tried checking the resource usage?

Maybe someone else will have some useful ideas.
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