CTRL key doesn't work in excel

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state2studen

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I am very used to using the ctrl key to highlight the cells I would like. It doesn't work on one of my computers. Is there a setting in excel to do this. Thanks:cool:
 
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AFAIK this is a given, not an option. Does CTRL work for other stuff/progs (e.g. CTRL+1 for Format Cells, CTRL+A in Word to select all)?
 

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I can't find anything on replacing the control key, what I was looking for was to reprogram a function key as the control key.
 
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OBP said:
I can't find anything on replacing the control key, what I was looking for was to reprogram a function as the control key.
CTRL can be reprogrammed with VBA (OnKey method), but unlikely to be the culprit. I'd suspect the keyboard in 1st instance.
 

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Have you looked at the computer's keyboard driver to see if that is possible?
 
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Are you in Extended mode ("EXT" in status bar)? If "Yes", press F8 to kill it.
 
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To add to bomb#21's response, also look for "ADD" in the bottom status bar.

A brief explanation...

Key: F8
Status Bar Shows: EXT
Description: Toggles EXT mode, whereas everything selected after that point will create an Intersection range between the two points.

Key: Shift + F8
Status Bar Shows: ADD
Description: Toggles ADD mode, whereas every cell selected henceforth shall create a Union with the prior cells selected.
 
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