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    Stuck in Select (2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    I don't know what I did, but I just lost some work in Excel because the program got 'stuck in select.' I was trying to copy and paste a cell. The next thing I knew was that, as I moved the mouse, the program selected all the cells I crossed. I could not get to the tool bars, instead I just selected to the top of the worksheet.

    <Escape>, <Enter> and/or a 'right click' did nothing.

    Does anyone know what I did wrong so I can attempt to avoid it? Was there something I could have done that I failed to do? I eventually opened the task list and asked to have Excel closed. At first I was told I could not close Excel. Then I was told that Excel was not responding.

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    John
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    Re: Stuck in Select (2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    I have heard that problems like this one may be caused by certain wheel mouse drivers. Try if downloading a new one helps.
    Jan Karel Pieterse
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    Re: Stuck in Select (2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    Do you have a wheel mouse? If so, clicking the wheel will cause that symptom. Clicking it again should reset it.
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    Re: Stuck in Select (2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    The wheel mouse is most likely the issue. FWIW with some BIOSes, usually older machines, weird combinations such as "Ctrl-Shift-Tab", "Ctrl-Shift-Esc" or "Alt-Ctrl-Tab" can put your keyboard in a weird shift state and yieled those kind of misbehaviors. Trying similar combinations will sometimes relieve the problem.
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