Excel Hack

How to remove scroll lock in Excel shortcut

If the active cell does not move when you press the arrow key on the Excel sheet, the scroll lock may be engaged. If you have a scroll lock key on your keyboard, you can simply press that button. However, if your keyboard does not have a scroll lock key, you will need to take other measures. It is a good idea to learn how to unlock the scroll lock so that you can use any keyboard.

Shortcut to remove scroll lock

Windows
With numeric keypad: ScrLk
Without numeric keypad: Windows logo key + Ctrl + O

Mac
None

Unlock the scroll lock with the screen keyboard

If you do not have a numeric keypad, you can use the screen keyboard to unlock the scroll lock. Here are the shortcuts to display the screen keyboard.

Total Time: 1 minute

Scroll lock is applied

Scroll lock is applied

Scroll Lock text is displayed at the bottom of the Excel sheet. Press Windows logo key + Ctrl + O.

On-Screen Keyboard will appear

On-Screen Keyboard will appear

The On-Screen Keyboard will appear. Make sure that the ScrLk is turned on.

Turn off scroll lock

Turn off scroll lock

Click the ScrLk to turn it off.

Scroll lock is now unlocked

Scroll lock is now unlocked

The Scroll Lock text that was displayed at the bottom of the Excel sheet disappeared. Scroll lock has been released.

Use the ScrLk key to release the scroll lock

If you have a numeric keypad, you can release it by simply pressing ScrLk.

Scroll lock is engaged

Scroll Lock text is displayed at the bottom of the Excel sheet. Press ScrLk.

Scroll lock is released

The Scroll Lock text that was displayed at the bottom of the Excel sheet disappeared. Scroll lock has been released.

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