Turn off blue highlighting
I have a problem sometimes. I will click on a cell to add information.
The cell turns blue and then wherever I move, it highlights those to.
No matter where I go on the page. If I Alt-Tab and work in another
program on my computer, that excel page keeps highlighting wherever
I move even in those other programs (I know this sounds confusing).
When I return to excel thousands and thousands of cells are blue.
The biggest problem is that the highlighting won't turn off, no matter
what. I can't select anything from the tool bars, do any work on the sheet or close the program.
I can close it only with the task manager but when I open it again,
the cursor is still stuck in the highlighting mode and won't perform any
Do you think this is a problem with my computer, the excel program? I have changed my mouse and this didn't help.
Is there some shortcut to turn off this highlight feature other than restarting
my computer. Which is the only current way I can get rid of it.
Thanks for any advice,
This is definitely a low level system problem. Excel keeps responding to mouse movements like it is still the active window. I would first clean all my program caches (browsers), and defragment the memory. Next, defragment the registry. If you don't own a program to do this, it is well worth the $40. If this fails to correct your problem, you will have to reinstall Excel.
Thank you for your advice. I'll try those things.
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