A very strange issue...

I cannot click the cells with my mouse. The mouse does move and operates. It can even work the menu. But not the cells.

However, using the keyboard I do manage to manipulate and update the cells.

I work on Chrome 85.

Any idea?


  • Read only? Is it?
    – Tony Stewart Sunnyskyguy EE75
    Sep 22 '20 at 17:37
  • Is it a new spreadsheet or an old one?
    – cup
    Sep 22 '20 at 17:39
  • @Tony - no. Or else I couldn't edit it using my keyboard.
    – dushkin
    Sep 22 '20 at 17:46
  • @cup = an "old" one.
    – dushkin
    Sep 22 '20 at 17:46
  • and if you close Sheets and then re-open it either in Chrome or another browser? Please edit your question with the result rather than add to the trail of comments.
    – 24601
    Sep 22 '20 at 17:59

There have been reported problems with Chrome and mice but other browsers work fine (Firefox and Edge) and at least one other person has reported the same issue with no responses yet on Google Support.


Suggest try your sheet on Firefox.

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