Open Local Files Much More Quickly In Excel 2013 and 2016

When Office applications shifted to the ‘new’ interface, one of the things that constantly annoyed me was having to press Open and then Browse – two clicks instead of one. This is because Excel shows a ‘backstage’ by default for opening from cloud services and the like.

So, how do you switch back to the old school way? Like this:

Now, using Ctrl+O will take you straight to the Explorer-style open dialog. Yay!

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