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    Locking up during copy/paste (2000 SP-1)

    We have a couple of people who have frequent problems when doing repetitive copy/paste operations within an Excel spreadsheet. After a time, their mouse locks up, as if the left mouse button is continually being depressed. When they move the mouse, it extends the selection. Clicking either mouse button does not change the behavior or release the selection. The users have to save the spreadsheet using the keyboard, and typically reboot to recover normal mouse operations within Excel.

    The two people are working in two completely different Excel spreadsheets. The behavior seems to be sporadic. Any ideas?
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    Re: Locking up during copy/paste (2000 SP-1)

    The function key F8 toggles Extend mode on and off. Let the users try if pressing F8 ends the unwanted behavior. If they have a wheel mouse, they can also try if clicking the mouse wheel ends it.

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    Re: Locking up during copy/paste (2000 SP-1)

    If you have a wheel mouse, go to the Mouse options and set the wheel click function to "None".
    Legare Coleman

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