Win 7 Right Click + CNTRL Key Problem

I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit with Office 2010. All of a sudden. i am unable to select multiple cells in Excel by using the combination of CNTRL key plus right clicking. When I do this, I get a miniature image of the open window instead of selecting the cell desired. This occurs in other programs as well so I assume it is a Windows setting. It worked properly yesterday, and I have not re-booted since then. I am in the middle of a huge project with a 104 MB Excel spreadsheet and I need to be able to move multiple cells of data urgently. Please, any ideas???
nts42aAsked:
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redmondbCommented:
nts42a,

Please re-boot.

Regards,
Brian.
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DraginMagikCommented:
reboot.
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
You should be left clicking, not right clicking. You can also use SHIFT to select multiple cells that are all connected with SHIFT and left click or the arrow keys.
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nts42aAuthor Commented:
Ok, that work. Now what caused it so I can prevent it in the future. I had 11 spredsaheets open for this project. It's a oain to have to reboot for essentially no reason.
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redmondbCommented:
nts42a,

Glad to hear the reboot sorted it out and thanks kindly for the grade!

You now need to consider how valuable your own time is. It does occasionally happen that your PC does something weird as a one-off. If that's the situation here then you could put a lot of effort into a useless search for the source of the problem.

My suggestion? Use this as an opportunity to check your backup routine. Then forget about the problem - unless it happens again.

Regards,
Brian.
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
nts42a, just for future reference, this site is very competitive in nature among the experts and the policy is to give the points to the first person who gives the right answer or to split points if you used different answers from multiple people. Since redmondb and DraginMagik said the same thing, you really should have given all the points to redmondb. This encourages us to try to answer your questions as quickly and accurately as possible.
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nts42aAuthor Commented:
I understand and usually do. However, the answers arrived less than 60 seconds a part. So I gave a little to to second as it could have smiply been a slow connection.
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redmondbCommented:
Tommy,

You're quite right. However, FWIW, given the extreme time difference, I was more than happy that nts42a split the points.

Regards,
Brian.
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TommySzalapskiCommented:
I see it as a race. If two runners cross the line within seconds of each other only one wins. But I see your point too and it's fair. redmondb didn't seem to mind either, so no harm done.
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