Strange behavior using Smart View in Excel

Strange behavior using Smart View in Excel

Sometimes, when you work with Smart View, it may happen that Microsoft Excel has strange behavior as :

  • Excel or screen freezes
  • Retrieves do not refresh properly

This kind of issue is often due to a hardware issue on Windows 8 or Windows 10 computers, and you may have to turn off “Hardware Graphics Acceleration” in Microsoft Office.

Follow the steps below:

  • Launch MS Excel then open “File” menu:

  • Click on “Options”:

  • Click on “Advanced”:

  • In Display section, uncheck “Disable hardware graphics acceleration” and click OK:

Restart Excel and check if the issue has been fixed.


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  1. After each refresh, the floating POV flickers and it makes nervous all the time….anyone who has this issue? The above solution did not help. Thanks in advance.


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