One of the trading support guys have an excel application that has the following problem:
– When logged on via a citrix session, trying to copy (via Ctrl-C) a cell with formula hangs excel for about 20 seconds or so.
– When logged on via a terminal session, the same operation is almost instantaneous.
We could easily blame the additional citrix session for slowing down excel, but I found that if I use the menu, file | Edit | Copy, excel does not hang!
Even though these 2 operations are supposed to do the same things, it appears that they affect excel differently. Server is a W2K running Citrix Metaframe XP. Yes, the application has a lot of links and formula, but if that is the case any copy operation would show similar slow response, but it doesn’t
So far I have not found any solution to this problem yet, except to recommend using the file menu as a workaround. If you know of any or if you know what is the difference between a CTRL-C and a File | Edit | Copy, do drop me a comment.