Scroll Lock

 

What is Scroll Lock? | Turn off Scroll Lock

When Scroll Lock is turned on, you can use the arrow keys to scroll through the worksheet without changing the active cell. Excel displays Scroll Lock in the status bar.

What is Scroll Lock?

First, when Scroll Lock is turned off, you can use the arrow keys to change the active cell.

1. For example, select cell A1.

Select Cell

2. Press ↓ twice.

Change Active Cell

When Scroll Lock is turned on, you can use the arrow keys to scroll through the worksheet without changing the active cell.

3. Select cell A1 again.

Select Cell

4. Again, press ↓ twice.

Scroll Through Worksheet

Note: press CTRL + Backspace to scroll back to the active cell.

Turn off Scroll Lock

To turn off scroll lock, execute the following step(s).

1. Press the Scroll Lock key (Scroll Lock or ScrLk) on your keyboard. Done.

If your keyboard does not have a Scroll Lock key, launch the on-screen keyboard.

2. Click Start > Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard > Use the On-Screen Keyboard (or press the Windows logo key + CTRL + O).

3. Click the ScrLk button.

Turn off Scroll Lock

Note: to turn on scroll lock, simply repeat step 1 or step 2 and 3.

When Scroll Lock is turned on, Excel displays Scroll Lock in the status bar (only if the status bar is customized to display the Scroll Lock status).

Scroll Lock Turned on

4. Right click the status bar to display or to hide the Scroll Lock status.

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