Ribbon is getting disabled often while working. are there any tips for this issue

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First of all, I recommend a Windows update and an Office update and then an Office repair.


If the files are on the computer and it is not connected to a network and you are using Windows 10 or 11.

This could be due to an add-on in Office. Please start Excel in safe mode.


If the files with which this happens are in a network.

Check if the files are all currently on the same network share.

Also try to uncheck the box: "Editing by multiple users at the same time"



With some computers, simply minimizing Excel is actually enough. If you then "fetch" Excel again via the taskbar, the menu is completely (colored) there again and you can use the functions.


This is a good help for the beginning, since you can at least still save the folder. However, this is certainly not a permanent solution.


Such phenomena are sometimes due to the graphics card driver.

Please try and see if you can update it.


* All links are taken from Microsoft Support.


Hope I was able to help you with this info.



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