How to turn off Scroll Lock in Excel ?

How to turn off Scroll Lock in Excel ? Indeed the scroll lock mode makes the Excel file scroll. Pressing the directional arrows on the keyboard does nothing, the cell remains locked but the Excel spreadsheet moves around the screen. How can I get Excel to work normally when the sheet is scrolling?

Also windows displays the message “STOP SCROLLING” at the bottom of the Excel sheet. The message on an English version of Excel will then be “SCROLL LOCK”.

How to turn off the Scroll Lock option in Excel?

The scroll lock keyboard key is sometimes written as SCROLL or ScrLk.

First option : The Scroll Lock option on a fixed PC or desktop keyboard

How do I disable scroll lock on Excel? To deactivate the “Scroll Lock” mode, it is quite simple with a standard French keyboard, i.e. an AZERTY keyboard, you just have to press the “Scroll Lock” key on your keyboard which is on the top right.

If however you have a QWERTY or QWERTZ keyboard, i.e. an English or German keyboard, then press the “Scroll Lock” key, still at the top right of your keyboard.

Enable or disable the Scroll lock option in Excel with the keyboard keys
Managing the Scroll lock option with Excel

Second option : The Scroll Lock option on a laptop or wireless keyboard

However, if your keyboard does not have this key, as is the case with some laptop keyboards or wireless keyboards for example, then you will need to display the Microsoft Windows visual keyboard to display the famous “Scroll lock” key.

Finally, in this short article, we have seen how to disable the scroll lock option in Excel. These options that we sometimes activate without paying attention are sometimes very time-consuming and can be a bit disturbing. Here is another article which presents some very practical Excel selection shortcuts, provided you use them of course!

More information about the Scroll Lock option in Excel 2013 on the official Microsoft Office support.

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