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    Default My F8 key is not working properly in applications

    I recently opened an excel file off our our server. Ever since my F8 key which is supposed to "extend a selection across a range", is now simply "copying" as if i hit "CTRL-C". This is driving me crazy when working MS Word, Emails, or Excel. How can a reassign this key in my system back to its default "Extend Range" function?

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    Is EXT shown in the Excel status bar when you click on F8? If so, try using a different keyboard. If the problem persists, it's down to the software which has always been buggy.

    There are many suggested ways of getting around problems in Excel - turning off Scroll Lock, pressing both mouse buttons simultaneously, clicking mouse scroll wheel, etc, etc, which sometimes solve the problem, but if not try a reinstall.

    You could also post your question on a dedicated Excel forum, see here.