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I am using Excel 2013 via Office 365 and it's the damndest thing but when I put my laptop to sleep and it goes into hibernation when I resume windows all of my excel windows are invisible. They show up in my taskbar, I can 'maximize' them, my cursor changes as I go over cells, I can press alt and bring up all those shortcut letters at the top, but the window is completely invisible. Meaning I can see whatever is behind it, thunderbird for example, but I can't click on it because the invisible excel window steals my mouse clicks.

I can open a new excel window and it shows up just fine, I can close the invisible ones down and they save dialogue box comes up just fine, but outside of that I can't do anything to bring it back.

Any ideas why?

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Could be a problem with graphics drivers or hardware compatibility. You could also try disabling Aero if it's enabled. – Desmond Hume Feb 26 '13 at 16:50
Try moving it to your screen with <kbd>Win</kbd>-<kbd>Left</kbd> (or any other arrow key! – Peter Albert Feb 26 '13 at 20:13

Silly of me not to try this but if you go into the task bar, click on the excel window to bring up all of your open sheets and then right click->restore for each of them they will become visible again

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