Alt+ shortcuts are stuck/hanging in the ribbon and require a mouse click to continue. Have tried endless options to no avail.
All of my ALT+ shortcuts are not working properly. For example ALT+H+H+N to remove fill on a cell does the following: the execution is preformed, the fill is removed, but my selection remains on the home tab of the ribbon and does not allow me to continue navigating the sheet. This is true for all ALT+ shortcuts, and randomly started occurring today. I have tried repairing, reinstalling, restarting, etc. etc.etc.
I rely heavily on ALT shortcuts as Im not one to constantly click the ribbon tools.
Just press (and release) "Alt" by itself and those go away wiuthout mouse activity, etc.
Chances are you are using the shortcut and not releasing Alt in time causing it to "happen" again, displaying the available shortcuts which are in the displayed ribbon region.
You can press Alt anytime, once, by itself, to see the same thing, and press and release it once again to make them go away.
Bryan Kennedy commented
This same problem has effected our entire company. Hoping it is fixed within the week. We rely heavily on keyboard shortcuts for efficiency and this slows down our day-to-day.
I have the same issue, it started about 2 or 3 days ago. It is a nightmare, fix asap please as there must have been an update that caused this, I have not seen this in 25yrs of using excel, many thanks.