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I guess I have exactly the same issue as this poster, but in Excel.

Does anyone have a solution to this?

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Are you running a routine that pops up an alert or something? – Alfabravo Dec 10 '12 at 17:21

This happens on MacOS X as well, and while the systems are obviously different, it could be the same reason - the damned ribbon. Try disabling the ribbon in the preferences (if possible - you can do this on the Mac at least), and the behaviour may go away.

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Hit the bottom right "show desktop" in Win 7 and bring back up the windows as you see fit.

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Welcome to SuperUser. can you elaborate further on your answer please? also if possible include a screenshot. – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Sep 23 '13 at 18:44

Firstly try restarting Excel.

If that doesn't work, try restarting the computer.

Finally, right-click on "Microsoft Excel" in the start bar, and make sure that "Always on top" is deselected.

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Where exactly is the always on top selection? I can't seem to find it... – c00kiemonster Jul 12 '12 at 0:34
    
Which version of Windows? – Diamond Jul 12 '12 at 9:03
    
Sorry I forgot to mention, I'm running Windows 7 Professional and Excel 2010 32bit. – c00kiemonster Jul 12 '12 at 10:38
    
Did you try the first two steps? – Diamond Jul 12 '12 at 15:01
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There is no such thing as always on top. – BroScience Jan 11 '13 at 20:36

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