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    flashing cell (XP SP2)

    I was flicking around between spreadsheets today and suddenly, as one of my spreadsheets became active, the selected cell started to blink black and white, somewhat like a cursor does. I clicked another cell with the mouse and everything returned to normal. Does anyone know why this happened and what it signifies?

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    Re: flashing cell (XP SP2)

    It normally signifies that a currently hidden window wants some attention.
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    Re: flashing cell (XP SP2)

    No I don't mean the windows taskbar. I mean the actual selected, active cell in the workbook. The Excel window itself was active, but instead of the cell just being staticly highlighted like usual, it was blinking like a cursor. (The whole cell was blinking, not just a cursor.)

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    Re: flashing cell (XP SP2)

    Yes, when I have seen this, there was another Excel window that was not on top that needed some input.
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    Re: flashing cell (XP SP2)

    Ah, sorry, I misunderstood. Have you any idea how to reproduce the behaviour?

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    Re: flashing cell (XP SP2)

    No. I have forgotten the exact circumstances where I saw it before. It was a long time ago.
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