Can I customize Excel so that when the Excel window is not active, and I click on a cell, Excel will move to that cell?
Clicking on a cell activates the window, but Excel does not move to the cell. I must click a second time on the cell to cause Excel to move to the cell.
This seems to be a special case of a more general behavior of Excel. Excel ignores mouse clicks on inactive windows. For example, clicking a ribbon button does nothing (except the window becomes active).
Other Windows applications have the opposite behavior. They do not ignore clicks on inactive windows. The click activates the window but also does whatever a click normally would do. Clicking in an inactive Notepad window in the main text buffer activates the window but also moves the cursor to the clickpoint, clicking a menu button activates the menu, and so on.
I have looked through the choices available under File ... Options, and tried several Google searches for the answer. I did not find any relevant information.