Disable Excel Scroll Lock Easily

Trying to use the arrow keys to move the cells only to get the WHOLE excel worksheet jumping instead? You’re not alone.

But the good news is,  it’s only a few tabs/clicks away to get rid of this annoying scroll lock feature!

What is scroll lock

With the scroll lock feature on, the arrow keys will be designated to move the whole page in the corresponding directions.

By turning it off, we can navigate among the cells we’re working on.

How can I disable scroll lock

1. Disable scroll lock with the ScrLk key on the keyboard

We can conveniently toggle the scroll lock feature on and off by pressing the ScrLk key on our keyboard.

Normally it’s above the arrow keys and next to the F12 key.

2. Disable scroll lock with the on-screen keyboard

Note: The screenshots below are from Windows 10, but the steps also work in Windows 8 and 7.

1) On the keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type on. Then click on On-Screen Keyboard.

2) Click on the ScrLk key.

There you go – 2 easy ways to help you turn on/off the scroll lock feature. Hope this helps and feel free to comment below if you have any further questions. 🙂

By Enya Zhang

Enya is a writer at supereasy.com who spends most of her working hours scouring the web to find the best bargains and deals for her readers - a job that combines her two great loves: writing and shopping.She's an introextrovert who loves being out and about, hanging out with friends and exploring new things, but also enjoys staying home and unleashing her inner nerd - reading, getting hands-on with the latest tech, and binge watching clever TV shows and movies.

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