How to Turn Off the Auto Fill Options Button in Excel 2010

The Auto Fill feature in Microsoft Excel 2010 is very useful when you need to fill a series of cells with a series of numbers. In fact, it can be a real time-saver when you need to number rows in a spreadsheet.


But the Auto Fill feature often includes a pop-up Auto Fill Options button that can be a bit of an annoyance, and can even make it difficult to view data in some of your cells. Our guide below will show you the setting to change so that you can disable this Auto Fill Options button in Excel 2010.


Stop the Auto Fill Options Button from Appearing in Excel 2010

The steps in this article are going to stop the Auto Fill Options button from appearing while you are working in Excel 2010. The button that we are talking about is the one shown in the picture below. Note that making the change outlined in the steps below will also stop the Paste Options button from appearing as well.

auto fill options button



  1. Open Excel 2010.

  3. Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
  4. click the file tab



  5. Click Options in the column at the left side of the window.
  6. open excel options window



  7. Click the Advanced tab at the left side of the Excel Options window.
  8. click advanced tab



  9. Scroll down to the Cut, copy and paste section of the menu, click the box to the left of Show Paste Options button when pasted to remove the check mark, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply your changes.

disable the auto fill options button in excel 2010



As mentioned previously, this is going to disable both the Auto Fill Options button and the Paste Options buttons.


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