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Old November 22nd 09, 04:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
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This is happening within an open spreadsheet. Somehow I have accidentally
hit something or some combination of keys that makes the cursor "stuck" in
selection mode. I've tried escape, enter, and a variety of combinations like
control scroll and it just won't stop. I have had this happen before though
can't remember how we got it to stop. I will print out the answer if someone
is able to tell me the trick and it works. It is a very frustrating
situation because even if you contol-alt-delete and end the program, when you
restart Excel and open the spreadsheet, it is in the same status.

I appreciate all help. Thank you.

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Hi,

I'm not sure I understand but try tapping F8

Mike

"nitewowl" wrote:

This is happening within an open spreadsheet. Somehow I have accidentally
hit something or some combination of keys that makes the cursor "stuck" in
selection mode. I've tried escape, enter, and a variety of combinations like
control scroll and it just won't stop. I have had this happen before though
can't remember how we got it to stop. I will print out the answer if someone
is able to tell me the trick and it works. It is a very frustrating
situation because even if you contol-alt-delete and end the program, when you
restart Excel and open the spreadsheet, it is in the same status.

I appreciate all help. Thank you.

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It is not entirely clear to me what you mean with "cursor stuck", but try
function key F8

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This is happening within an open spreadsheet. Somehow I have accidentally
hit something or some combination of keys that makes the cursor "stuck" in
selection mode. I've tried escape, enter, and a variety of combinations
like
control scroll and it just won't stop. I have had this happen before
though
can't remember how we got it to stop. I will print out the answer if
someone
is able to tell me the trick and it works. It is a very frustrating
situation because even if you contol-alt-delete and end the program, when
you
restart Excel and open the spreadsheet, it is in the same status.

I appreciate all help. Thank you.


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If you're using xl2007, try changing the zoom (bottom right corner).

Back to 100% (???).

nitewowl wrote:

This is happening within an open spreadsheet. Somehow I have accidentally
hit something or some combination of keys that makes the cursor "stuck" in
selection mode. I've tried escape, enter, and a variety of combinations like
control scroll and it just won't stop. I have had this happen before though
can't remember how we got it to stop. I will print out the answer if someone
is able to tell me the trick and it works. It is a very frustrating
situation because even if you contol-alt-delete and end the program, when you
restart Excel and open the spreadsheet, it is in the same status.

I appreciate all help. Thank you.


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It seems that a complete reboot has solved the situation. I've printed this
quick discussion though to try the F8 approach next time it happens. Thank
you both.

"Niek Otten" wrote:

It is not entirely clear to me what you mean with "cursor stuck", but try
function key F8

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Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel


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This is happening within an open spreadsheet. Somehow I have accidentally
hit something or some combination of keys that makes the cursor "stuck" in
selection mode. I've tried escape, enter, and a variety of combinations
like
control scroll and it just won't stop. I have had this happen before
though
can't remember how we got it to stop. I will print out the answer if
someone
is able to tell me the trick and it works. It is a very frustrating
situation because even if you contol-alt-delete and end the program, when
you
restart Excel and open the spreadsheet, it is in the same status.

I appreciate all help. Thank you.




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Another possibility is that you accidentally activated StickyKeys mode, which
causes the effect you described. Pressing the Shift key 5 times within a few
seconds toggles StickyKeys on/off.

Hope this helps,

Hutch

"nitewowl" wrote:

This is happening within an open spreadsheet. Somehow I have accidentally
hit something or some combination of keys that makes the cursor "stuck" in
selection mode. I've tried escape, enter, and a variety of combinations like
control scroll and it just won't stop. I have had this happen before though
can't remember how we got it to stop. I will print out the answer if someone
is able to tell me the trick and it works. It is a very frustrating
situation because even if you contol-alt-delete and end the program, when you
restart Excel and open the spreadsheet, it is in the same status.

I appreciate all help. Thank you.

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On Monday, November 23, 2009 at 5:03:01 AM UTC+4, Tom Hutchins wrote:
Another possibility is that you accidentally activated StickyKeys mode, which
causes the effect you described. Pressing the Shift key 5 times within a few
seconds toggles StickyKeys on/off.

Hope this helps,

Hutch

"nitewowl" wrote:

This is happening within an open spreadsheet. Somehow I have accidentally
hit something or some combination of keys that makes the cursor "stuck" in
selection mode. I've tried escape, enter, and a variety of combinations like
control scroll and it just won't stop. I have had this happen before though
can't remember how we got it to stop. I will print out the answer if someone
is able to tell me the trick and it works. It is a very frustrating
situation because even if you contol-alt-delete and end the program, when you
restart Excel and open the spreadsheet, it is in the same status.

I appreciate all help. Thank you.


A lot of thanks TOM, one of the big problems is solved...otherwise always had to restart....


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