Starting Excel with two windows

When opening two or more files in MS-Excel, each file is shown as a separate entry in the taskbar. But when you click on each of these entries they are all opened in one single instance of Excel – in one single window.

If you have the need to compare two files you may want to bring them up in two windows – especially when you have two displays connected to your PC. To start a second instance of Excel you can press CTRL while starting Excel via startmenu. If you hold down CTRL too long, you will be prompted if you want to start Excel in protected mode – there should be no need to do so and you can just click “NO”.

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