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Windows 7: Selecting not working right

24 Jul 2016   #1
DouglasWRoberts

Windows 7
 
 
Selecting not working right

Hi -
This may sound weird, but it's really annoying, especially in Excel.

There's something wrong with using the mouse to make a selection. It feels like a click has become the same thing as a double-click. I spend a lot of time in Excel, and there it's driving me nuts.

When I try to paint a range in Excel, I don't get a painted range. Instead, the first cell in the range is opened for editing. I have to try over and over to get the range to paint without opening the first cell.

My version of Windows 10 says that it is current and up-to-date. I uninstalled Microsoft Office and reinstalled, which did nothing at all. Sometimes I reboot the computer, thinking that the computer just needs a refresher. No effect.

Any help will be appreciated.

Doug


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24 Jul 2016   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

The first thing to do would be to try another mouse.
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24 Jul 2016   #3
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Is your mouse wired or wireless?

Check in Device Manager for Driver issues.

Run System File Checker.

Scan for Malware.
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25 Jul 2016   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From post #1

Quote:
My version of Windows 10 says that it is current and up-to-date.
If you are using W-10 I suggest checking out our sister forum.

Windows 10 Forums
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26 Jul 2016   #5
DouglasWRoberts

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
The first thing to do would be to try another mouse.
Well that was brilliant. Thanks! Popped in another mouse and it works like a charm.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

This was driving me nuts.
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26 Jul 2016   #6
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

We can consider this issue closed.
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26 Jul 2016   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DouglasWRoberts View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
The first thing to do would be to try another mouse.
Well that was brilliant. Thanks! Popped in another mouse and it works like a charm.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

This was driving me nuts.
You are welcome, thanks for getting back & glad to hear it's working well now. Also thanks for marking the problem solved.
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27 Jul 2016   #8
DouglasWRoberts

Windows 7
 
 

Hi -
What a surprise that something so simple was the solution.

Grateful for simple solutions.

Doug
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28 Jul 2016   #9
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Glad everything worked out for you. Hey, Ranger you the man!
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