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Excel 2013 blinks once if Personal.xlsb exist in start up. while in 2010 excel there was no blinking

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hello,

I used to use excel 2010 and I had personal.xlsb in the excel start up folder. now I installed in another machine excel 2013 and I copied my personal.xlsb to the excel start up folder from that old machine to my new machine that has excel 2013.  now when I open Excel 2013, I see a blink noticeably.  while the same personal.xlsb did not blink in 2010 excel.

any idea?  perhaps, there could be a setting or something do I need to change?

by the way, my personal.xlsb excel opens in hidden mode. in both machines.
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Have you tried compiling the code in your personal.xlsb on the new machine - there may be somehting it's unhappy about?
Have you checked the Tools/references from the VBE to see if any are missing?

Do you have a soundcard in the machine and/or is the volume muted. It may be blinking because it can't alert you to something with a beep.

Does the personal.xlsb have external connections or buttons that are tied to routines in other workbooks that may not be present in your 2013 environment?

How many modules in the workbook? If not too many you could try commenting out all the code in one module at a time and re-opening the file to help you home in on the source of the issue.

There is also a setting for alternate start up location. Is it possible you have two copies of Personal.xlsb and it it trying to open both of them? I've had that when we moved from XP roaming profiles to Windows7 redirection.
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Yes. it was the references.

thanks very much Simon.

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Thanks, I like yours too. My daughter made "Mr Happy" out of modelling clay. Helps me remember to keep smiling :)
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