Can't deselect when highlight multiple cells with mouse pointer


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Guest

On Excel 2003, I'm having problems when I highlight multiple cells using my
mouse pointer. I click on the first cell and move my mouse to select the
other cells i want to highlight, but when I click my mouse again over another
cell (i.e. to finish the selection of cells) it wont let me - in other words,
wherever i drag my mouse for the rest of the time using Excel, I can't stop
highlighting every single cell I drag my mouse over (i also cant use any
toolbar buttons, so have to use ctrl+alt+del to quite the program). Can
anyone help?!
 
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Chip Pearson

There is a known (but unacknowledged by MS) bug that causes this
mouse behavior. If your mouse is a USB mouse, try uplugging then
replugging the mouse from the PC. Also, try clicking the wheel on
the mouse.


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Cordially,
Chip Pearson
Microsoft MVP - Excel
Pearson Software Consulting, LLC
www.cpearson.com


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Guest

Cheers for your response.
It is a USB Mouse, but unplugging and replugging has no effect. I'm on a
laptop computer, and using the touch pad and buttons also produces the same
behaviour, whether or not the mouse is plugged in, and my mouse wheel is not
a 'clickable' one. Have you got any other ideas?
Thanks for trying to help,
Mike
 
G

Guest

I am having the same problem. I do not know whether it is relate but I also
cannot drag and drop files in Windows Explorer or in the Quick Launch
Toolbar. I also have a USB mouse. Clicking the mouse wheel or unpluging the
mouse does not help. Is there some way of elevating the urgency of the so
that Microsoft will hear?
 
G

Guest

I am having the same problem. I do not know whether it is relate but I also
cannot drag and drop files in Windows Explorer or in the Quick Launch
Toolbar. I also have a USB mouse. Clicking the mouse wheel or unpluging the
mouse does not help. Is there some way of elevating the urgency of the so
that Microsoft will hear?
 
G

Guest

I had this exact problem. I fixed it by downloading the latest driver for my
mouse. I have a Logitech mouse with a USB plug. Then it was fixed. I also
use the USB/PS2 adapter and plugged it into the PS2 port. I have not tried
plugging it into the USB port. I may not try since I under understand that
the USB port requires a little more processing overhead.
 
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Guest

I worte to you earlier sharing the same frustration. I fixed my problem by
downloading the latest version of the mouse driver from Logitech. I also
have my mouse plugged into the PS2 port. But that by it self did not fix the
problem.
 
G

Guest

What if I am having the same problem and I am not using a USB mouse. No brand
name on the mouse.

I did a microsoft upgrade last night and that seem to fix it, then I come
back tonight and the opportunity is back... very weird.
 
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vandenberg p

Hello:

Try going here and following the suggestions:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307812/en-us

Pieter Vandenberg



: What if I am having the same problem and I am not using a USB mouse. No brand
: name on the mouse.

: I did a microsoft upgrade last night and that seem to fix it, then I come
: back tonight and the opportunity is back... very weird.

: "Ken Bertel" wrote:

:> I worte to you earlier sharing the same frustration. I fixed my problem by
:> downloading the latest version of the mouse driver from Logitech. I also
:> have my mouse plugged into the PS2 port. But that by it self did not fix the
:> problem.
:>
:> "Mike Smith" wrote:
:>
:> > On Excel 2003, I'm having problems when I highlight multiple cells using my
:> > mouse pointer. I click on the first cell and move my mouse to select the
:> > other cells i want to highlight, but when I click my mouse again over another
:> > cell (i.e. to finish the selection of cells) it wont let me - in other words,
:> > wherever i drag my mouse for the rest of the time using Excel, I can't stop
:> > highlighting every single cell I drag my mouse over (i also cant use any
:> > toolbar buttons, so have to use ctrl+alt+del to quite the program). Can
:> > anyone help?!
 

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