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This can happen in Excel if you have by mistake enabled the Extended Selection mode. To disable that mode simply press the F8 key once.
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Pressing F8 doesn't change anything. It still highlights multiple cells, rows, columns, etc. Your diagnosis seemed like it would work but it didn't
Ok I need to make sure that the Extended Selection is toggled off
Tap the F8 key until you can see "Extended Selection" at the bottom as shown below
When it appears at the bottom, tap F8 again ONCE so it goes away
Now check your selections, if you are still having an issue please close Excel, reboot your computer and open excel again and check if it is working ok
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Ok in that case it is probably not related to Excel. Does it happen in other applications?
If you are using a mouse with a scroll wheel, it could be that wheel button is stuck. Try releasing it by tapping or wiggling it. You can also try tapping your two Ctrl keys on the keyboard and your 2 Shift keys
hmm... try hilting the Esc key or clicking Undo. Will that allow you to select single cells
Ok cloe all excel filesand office apps, then launch Excel try using the arrow keys only (no mouse, no touch pad, etc). Do you still get multiple selections
Ok that confirms that it is indeed a mouse, touch pad,or stuck key issue.
Hope this helps.
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Yes it could happen with other users as well. Still that does not necessarily mean that the issue is with Excel.
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Thanks so much.
You too :)
Hi again, I came accross this microsoft support article regarding the same issue, which I thought you may find helpful (we have already tried some of the suggested solutions)