weird problem Cursor on excel will not change to arrow hovering over button

excel 2010 vba
win 7 sp2 64bit

a command button on excel  sheet usually executes a macro.

Was working fine.
Now,
weird problem  Cursor will not change to arrow when hovering over the command button.?
Wont let me press the button.

Thanks
fordraiders
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Michael FowlerSolutions ConsultantCommented:
You could be in Design mode. On the developer tab ensure that Design Mode is not selected
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FordraidersAuthor Commented:
not in design mode. Thanks
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Michael FowlerSolutions ConsultantCommented:
OK the other easy thing to check is to ensure that Macros have been enabled and that the file has not been accidentally saved as xlsx rather than xlsm

1. Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Excel Options.
2. Click Trust Center, click Trust Center Settings, and then click Macro Settings.
3. Click the options that you want:

https://support.office.com/en-au/article/Enable-or-disable-macros-in-Office-documents-7b4fdd2e-174f-47e2-9611-9efe4f860b12?ui=en-US&rs=en-AU&ad=AU
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FordraidersAuthor Commented:
not any of these issues.

I created a new form buttons.
now they work.
?
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Michael FowlerSolutions ConsultantCommented:
OK have done some research and I suspect that what has happened is that you had a cell open for editing as macros are disabled until you exit editing in the cell. When you added new buttons you also exited the cell and so enabled to buttons again.
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
If your problem is only with ActiveX controls, it's probably this bug from the latest Office updates: http://excelmatters.com/2014/12/10/office-update-breaks-activex-controls/
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FordraidersAuthor Commented:
Thanks !
Sorry for the delay...
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