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How to Turn On/Off Scroll Lock in Excel?

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  • Last Updated : 17 Dec, 2021

In this article, we explore how the arrow keys perform when the scroll lock is on/off.  Default Scroll lock is off in excel.

Implementation:

Follow the below steps to turn on/off scroll lock in excel:

  • Make sure the below setting is in your excel file, which gives notification of the scroll lock [turned on/off].
  • Right-click “Status bar” and make sure “Scroll Lock” should be checked

  • Toggle “Scroll lock” on your keyboard, if it is not available use “on-screen keyboard”.
  • To open/close the “on-screen keyboard”
    • Option 1: Press keys together Windows + Ctrl + O.
    • Option 2:  Select Start >> Windows Ease of Access >> On-Screen Keyboard.

Scroll Lock – OFF [Default]: 

  • Arrow keys navigate the active cells in the respective direction

Scroll Lock – ON:

  • Arrow keys scroll the entire worksheet in the respective direction

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