We have a cool trick to show you using Macros, you can highlight the active row and column by double clicking!

Do take note that this will override your original double click behavior.

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Highlights the Active Row and Column By the Double Click

Copy Source Code:

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As range, Cancel As Boolean)

Dim selection As String

'Generate the Range that contains the current column and row
selection = Target.Cells.Address & "," & _
Target.Cells.EntireColumn.Address & "," & _
Target.Cells.EntireRow.Address

'Select that range
Range(selection).Select
End Sub



Final Result: 

Exercise Workbook:

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STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

 

STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out!

Just double click anywhere, and it will highlight the active row and column!

 

How to Highlight Active Row & Column by Double Click Using Macros In Excel

HELPFUL RESOURCE:

101 Macros Book

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