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    Sicky Cells (XP SP2)

    Sometimes clicking on a cell makes "stick." Moving the mouse just selects an every expanding range.
    All other functions become inoperable. Can't activate any Menu function or Close or Minimize the Excel window.
    The only way to stop it is to Ctrl+Alt+DEL and End the Excel Task with the Task Manager.
    F8, the Extend Key was NOT used. The computer is a DELL Laptop with Win XP.

    I also, see this occasionally on my DELL Desktop that runs Win 98 with Excel 2000, SR1; however, the Esc Key will clear the condition.

    Anyone know what is going on here?

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    Re: Sicky Cells (XP SP2)

    This has been reported frequently. Even though F8 was not pressed, would it help to press it anyhow?
    Sometimes pressing the wheel of the mouse resolves it.
    Another thing to try: update your mouse driver.
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    Re: Sicky Cells (XP SP2)

    Do you have a Wheel Mouse? If so, see what the setting is for what happens when you click the Wheel. I keep mine set to None for the reason that it can cause this to happen. I also do not "Enable program-specific button settings" to keep programs from setting this kind of behavior.
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    Re: Sicky Cells (XP SP2)

    I see I mis-spoke in my original post. The severe problem of the Excel XP task freeze happens on a Laptop without a mouse. After whatever triggers the Sickey Cell condition, the touch pad allows pointer movement; however, nothing else responds, Esc Key nor function keys.

    What are some Keywords for looking up information about the previously reported problem(s)?

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    Re: Sicky Cells (XP SP2)

    I guess you could use the brand and type of your laptop and Excel and the mouse/selecting problem as keywords in google groups?
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    Re: Sicky Cells (XP SP2)

    I run across the same problem. Dell laptop, with an external mouse. Doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, it's Ctl+Alt+Del time. Can't save your work.

    Win95, Excel 97 SR-2. Company computer, so I can't mess with the software.

    Errol

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    Re: Sicky Cells (XP SP2)

    I would also check Windows Settings|Control Panel, looking in the Accessibility Panels, and turn off Sticky Keys .

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