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  • Stumped by KB 2769340

    If you take a look here
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2769340

    It has a symptom
    ...When you hold down Ctrl and then click those cells in order to remove them from the selection, the cell shading becomes darker, and the cells are not unselected. Additionally, the cell shading continues to darken if you repeatedly click the cells...
    And cause of this issue is
    This behavior is by design because of a change in the Excel 2013 graphics engine. This change enables you to highlight overlapping selections. If you repeatedly select the same cells, the cell shading eventually becomes too dark, and you cannot see the text in the cell.
    What??
    Why would you ever find this useful?
    ...and how do you deselect?

    Since there is no and there is no mention of ever fixing it, what is the most ridiculous KB you have seen?
    "...if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said” - Alan Greenspan

  • #2
    Re: Stumped by KB 2769340

    Originally posted by Lior_S
    Why would you ever find this useful?
    If you can't read it........then neither can PRISM! Muhahahahahaha
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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    • #3
      Re: Stumped by KB 2769340

      But hey, there's a workaround:
      To work around the issue, cancel the selection of cells, and start the selection process again.
      Hilarious. The MS version of the classic patient-doctor dialogue: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this." "Well, don't do that then."

      With this change, Microsoft introduces a feature no-one is ever likely to find useful (multiple selections), and in doing so, breaks a feature just about everybody needs (the ability to deselect). That sounds strangely familiar. (*cough* Metro *cough*)

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      • #4
        Re: Stumped by KB 2769340

        LOL this is awesome, almost as having that Excel flight simulator Easter egg (for those too young to remember or know this):

        http://youtu.be/-gYb5GUs0dM

        Or the Word 97 pinball machine:

        http://youtu.be/K1eKKEk25Ms
        Cheers,

        Daniel Petri
        Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
        MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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        • #5
          Re: Stumped by KB 2769340

          Originally posted by danielp View Post
          LOL this is awesome, almost as having that Excel flight simulator Easter egg (for those too young to remember or know this):

          http://youtu.be/-gYb5GUs0dM

          Or the Word 97 pinball machine:

          http://youtu.be/K1eKKEk25Ms
          I remember both LOL.

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          • #6
            Re: Stumped by KB 2769340

            Originally posted by danielp View Post
            LOL this is awesome, almost as having that Excel flight simulator Easter egg (for those too young to remember or know this):

            http://youtu.be/-gYb5GUs0dM

            Or the Word 97 pinball machine:

            http://youtu.be/K1eKKEk25Ms
            I'm still trying to find the Speadsheet in MS Flight Simulator. I bet there is one there somewhere.
            1 1 was a racehorse.
            2 2 was 1 2.
            1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
            2 2 1 1 2

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            • #7
              Re: Stumped by KB 2769340

              Originally posted by danielp View Post
              LOL this is awesome, almost as having that Excel flight simulator Easter egg (for those too young to remember or know this):

              http://youtu.be/-gYb5GUs0dM

              Or the Word 97 pinball machine:

              http://youtu.be/K1eKKEk25Ms
              haha - I showed a colleague how to access the flight sim years ago because he spent every single lunch break playing solitaire. I thought it would be a nice break from the routine... Today, he still plays Solitaire. If Windows had a logging mechanism like Steam does that shows stats for the games you have played his Solitaire count would be astronomical
              A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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