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    Screen Refreshing/Flickers every 5 seconds

    Hi,

    Wondering if anyone can help me.

    I'm using Excel 2016 and when I open a workbook, my screen flickers every ten seconds or so like it's refreshing.

    It's quite frustrating as I have a filter on the worksheet and when I click on the filter to filter our some data, it just closes before I get a chance to actually choose the data I need.

    Anyone got any ideas why this is happening? I turned calculation to manual and it still occurs.

    Also, there are no macros in the workbook..it happens when I open any workbook, including starting a new one.

    Thanks,

    Eoin

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    Re: Screen Refreshing/Flickers every 5 seconds

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    https://office-watch.com/2017/stop-m...fice-flashing/


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CME1dkM3ipc


    http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-of...3-applications
    According the Microsoft the ultimate fix is to upgrade the drivers for the graphics display hardware.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/art...c-e51e05a37a16

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    Re: Screen Refreshing/Flickers every 5 seconds

    Had this happen to me at work, my IT department troubleshoot it... and of all things... dropbox was the culprit. No clue as to WHY it was doing it... but something in the latest Microsoft update that rolled out & dropbox was conflicting. Closed out dropbox & viola... no refresh/flickers.

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    Re: Screen Refreshing/Flickers every 5 seconds

    I have the same problem which just started a week ago. Windows 7, Excel 2007). I have tried everything I could think of and removing Dropbox seems to have cured it.
    I am going to try reinstalling it now and see what happens.

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    Re: Screen Refreshing/Flickers every 5 seconds

    I reinstalled Dropbox and the problem returned. I am reaching out to them for answers. I have had Dropbox installed for a long time without issues until recently.

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    Re: Screen Refreshing/Flickers every 5 seconds

    Len Silva,
    Unfortunately your post does not comply with Rule 2 of our Forum RULES. Do not post a question in the thread of another member -- start your own thread.

    If you feel an existing thread is particularly relevant to your need, provide a link to the other thread in your new thread.
    Ben Van Johnson

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    Re: Screen Refreshing/Flickers every 5 seconds

    I apologize, but I didn't think I was posting a question. I was commenting and providing feedback to another post.

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    Re: Screen Refreshing/Flickers every 5 seconds

    Yes, it was dropbox....how weird that is!

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    Re: Screen Refreshing/Flickers every 5 seconds

    I found a patch.
    In Dropbox Preferences, General,
    Set Dropbox Badge to Never Show

    No idea why but it seems to work.

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    Re: Screen Refreshing/Flickers every 5 seconds

    Yes, confirmed about the Dropbox badge fix. Worked for me too... so now I can have Dropbox running again.

    Thanks for the feedback, I shared it with my IT guy so if it happens in the 6000+ machines we have he knows the specific fix.

    Thanks everybody for all your help & feedback.

    Len, if Dropbox gets back to you about this please post it here.. I'm curious ^_^ (and I'm glad you posted in this thread, it shows people that they're not alone in their problem & it's confirmation that the same fix worked for all of us).
    Last edited by Naa.; 08-15-2017 at 08:39 AM.

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    Re: Screen Refreshing/Flickers every 5 seconds

    Dropbox has announced a fix but it's still in beta. I think I'm going to wait a while longer.

    Beta Build 34.3.18

    As I understand it, the Dropbox Badge is only used if you are collaborating with another user to avoid stepping on each other.

    I'll post here again when it's in final version.

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    Re: Screen Refreshing/Flickers every 5 seconds

    Yes, this works.
    I tried this and it does resolved my problem also. The operation has to be done in all computers connected to the Dropbox, not only in one.
    Thank you Len Silva for sharing the solution.
    Pedro Ramalho

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