As if mouse button pressed down

keithhartley

New Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2002
Messages
5
I have a problem with Excel 97, I click in a cell and then the system behaves as if the left button is still down. i.e. the only thing it does is highlight cells. I have found two solutions to the problem - either ctrl-alt-del and end task on excel, or emulate a middle mouse button click. Once the behaviour starts the problem stays even through a reboot if solution 1 is applied, solution 2 fixes it.
I suspect that there is a hidden macro which causes this behaviour as the spreadsheet which triggered it caused the standard macro warning to appear when it was opened. Previously this spreadsheet did not contain any macros.
Any suggestions on how this behaviour could be generated, or how I find the 'hidden'?? macro would be greatly appreciated.
 

Excel Facts

Which lookup functions find a value equal or greater than the lookup value?
MATCH uses -1 to find larger value (lookup table must be sorted ZA). XLOOKUP uses 1 to find values greater and does not need to be sorted.
right mouse over the sheet name, and select view code.

If not alt and F11 to open vb, and double click on the workbook project explorer (Ctrl R)
 
Upvote 0

Forum statistics

Threads
1,214,631
Messages
6,120,645
Members
448,974
Latest member
DumbFinanceBro

We've detected that you are using an adblocker.

We have a great community of people providing Excel help here, but the hosting costs are enormous. You can help keep this site running by allowing ads on MrExcel.com.
Allow Ads at MrExcel

Which adblocker are you using?

Disable AdBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Pause on this site" option.
Go back

Disable AdBlock Plus

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock Plus

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the toggle to disable it for "mrexcel.com".
Go back

Disable uBlock Origin

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back

Disable uBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back
Back
Top