Select Lock?

  • Mouse Button Stuck?!
    I have several users that have this issue. They get an occassional spreadsheet where when they click on any cell with normal click, it behaves like the mouse button is being held down. Once it happens, even new spreadsheets react this way, you can use the menus or right click in cells fine but once you normal select in any cell you are stuck. I am currently re-installing Excel to fix this issue but it is becoming more and more common and I need a quick fix. I also tried un-installing the mouse and a different mouse to no avail. Please help me if you can. Thank you.

  • Hi Buddy,

    I thought only i faced such problems, but there are more. I think it is worth now to put it in Hay this is cool::

    IF by mistake F8 key is pressed, which means : Turn on extending a selection by using the arrow keys this will certainly happen.

    What it does is that it acts as if you have pressed shift key and keeps adding the range.

    Also if you press Shift+F8 it acts as if you have pressed down a Ctrl key while clicking.

    If you have tried shaking well , hitting lightly, hitting lightly and even your mouse thin this must be the reason i feel.

    What say???

    Thanks: ~Yogendra

  • I tried what you suggested but that requires you to click on the cells to get them highlighted. With my issue just dragging the mouse around the screen once you've selected one cell selcts whatever cells you move over, and you can't click any menu functions once you've tried to select a cell. Thank you for the suggestion though. I appreciate any and all input/ideas.:cheers:

  • not it either, I dunno what causes it. Many times it fixes itself eventually. After like 4 or 5 restarts it sometimes goes away but I don't get it. I have been a tech for over six years and I have never been this frustrated.

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