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My control key won't choose incontiguous data. I want to select point A and point C and skip point B. as opposed to holding down the shift key to select from point A to point C that will include point B. Control key is working ok for Copy>paste etc.... Weird... Any thoughts from you brainiacs? I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop. TIA....Christine

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  • ccannon707 Apr 24, 2009

    Hi and thanks for responding ...& the bonus points :-). I am embarrassed to say it IS working - I just wasn't seeing it. I am using it in Excel. Thank you again. I am delighted to find this site.

  • OnlyOneN
    OnlyOneN May 11, 2010

    What program are you working in, that you wish to choose incontiguous data?

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The program is irrelevant , it is a basic function of Windows.
Two possiblities:
1: Intel hotkey is messing things up. Disable it.
Start > Run
Type msconfig
Hit OK
Go to the startup tab.
Uncheck hkcmd.exe
Hit OK.
Restart.
2: If that doesn't do it , you can work around the issue by using stickykeys.
Go to control panel, accessibility options.
Put a check in use stickykeys.
If you double tap ctrl it will lock it down while you are selecting things. Tap again to release it.
Hope that helps.
Oh, and +5 bonus points for using incontiguous correctly in a sentence ; )

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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