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So have you ever had your F2 editing button stop working? (I use mine a lot for editing cells in Excel). For the longest time mine had stopped working and well I had just given up on it. Now I've realized that there is an F Lock key Doh! so I just pressed it again and there ya go, my F2 is working again!! Woot!

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brad's picture
brad
Re: F2 Editing Button Not Working - Excel

awesome. thanks.

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Tom
Re: F2 Editing Button Not Working - Excel

Thanks for making me look at my full keyboard; the F lock! I have been working around for two days; thanks for the tip!!

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paula
Re: F2 Editing Button Not Working - Excel

F Lock !!!!! Thank you SO much for posting this in 2012! I just googled my problem and found the solution thanks to your post! Have a great day!

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Kori
Re: F2 Editing Button Not Working - Excel

 O my heck!  Thanks!

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jacob
Re: F2 Editing Button Not Working - Excel

 Thanks!  I've been ready to chunk my wireless keyboard in the trash all afternoon.  Now I just feel stupid!

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Excel John
Re: F2 Editing Button Not Working - Excel

This did the trick.

It's weird that the F-Lock key has to be turned on for the Funciton Keys to work.
Seems like Microsoft would have it turned on by default (for function keys) instead of the other way around.

Great Tip!! Excel is usable again..Laughing

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netplans
Re: F2 Editing Button Not Working - Excel

OMG! You are a lifesaver !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Re: F2 Editing Button Not Working - Excel

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  My frustration level working in Excel has just dropped tenfold.

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goldsheet
Re: F2 Editing Button Not Working - Excel

 Been using the F2 edit key since Lotus 1-2-3 in 1983.

Got a new MS Natural Keyboard a month ago,
A few days ago F2 stopped working.
Must have tapped it accidentally.
Thanks for the fix !

 

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goldsheet
Re: F2 Editing Button Not Working - Excel

Been using the F2 edit key since Lotus 1-2-3 in 1983.
Got a new MS Natural Keyboard a month ago,
A few days ago F2 stopped working.
Must have tapped it accidentally.
Thanks for the fix !

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