Keytips appearing in excel when I press =

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A weird and highly disruptive thing has just started to happen, and I've searched for the last hour for how to fix it, to no avail.

When I type = into a cell in Excel (quite an important part of Excel) the keytips appear (the little black boxes hovering over the ribbon / quick access that lets you then type F to bring up the file menu etc. i.e. the same thing that happens when you press Alt).

I've tried everything, restarting Excel, restarting Windows, nothing worked, until it suddenly did. I somehow fixed it, but have no idea how I did, or how it started happening in the first place. = is such an important thing to type in Excel, I don't ever want this to happen again. Does anyone know how it started in the first place? I had thought I had fixed it by pressing F10, but pressing it again hasn't made it go back to the original problem, so still none the wiser.
 
Soldato
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Isn't this something to do with scroll lock or num lock toggle? I've seen this before and seem to remember it being something like that...

Edit: tried at work and no dice... tried ctrl+alt? Sorry I can't remember how I fixed this before.
 
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