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I have a notebook with no Scroll Lock key (or any shortcut using the 'Fn' key).

Somehow Excel 2010 got the Scroll Lock on. I see it left down in the status bar and now I can't navigate through cells using the arrow keys, which is pretty annoying. It wasn't turned on some hours ago, so I think I must have hit some Scroll Lock toggle shortcut in Excel 2010 by mistake.

Anyone knows what hot to turn off Scroll Lock in Excel (shortcut or menu option)?

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I also triggered a scroll look somehow. I was pressing the tab key a bunch or something, was hoping there was an actual shortcut. – Evan Siroky Dec 5 '14 at 20:32
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From this link which refers to the Excel help file:

"If your keyboard does not have a Scroll Lock key, on your computer, got to Start, All Programs, Accessories, Ease of Access, and then click On-Screen Keyboard. When the on-screen keyboard appears on your screen, click the slk button."

There is a picture of this process at the link.

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Ugh. So nobody knows how this got toggled on? I get that it can be fixed with the OSK, but somehow it keeps turning on, I would imagine that repeating that action would disable it. – Dan Robson Feb 23 '15 at 15:48
You can also invoke the On-Screen Keyboard by typing osk into the (Win)+(R) (i.e., "Run") dialog box, or a Command Prompt. – G-Man Apr 25 '15 at 2:13

Go to Control Panel >> Mouse >> Wheel, and click option button: "Use Microsoft Office 97 Scrolling Emulation Only". This worked for me.

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Scroll Lock option for the Lenovo L 440 Thinkpad can be enabled by using Fn+K to toggle.

Virtual Keypad option as suggested above OSK also works.

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If you are a Lenovo ThinkPad user, use Fn + C to toggle Scroll lock. Otherwise you can always use on screen keyboard ! I used to solve this by using On-Screen Keyboard !

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Its 'Fn' + 'S', accidentally pressed instead of 'Ctrl' + 'S', which is the toggle shortcut on my Dell - and most Dells, in general.

Try if it works for you.

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It doesn't work for the person who originally asked the question because they explicitly say that there's no shortcut using the FN key. But your answer will still be useful to other people so that's fine. – David Richerby Aug 23 '15 at 10:08

Logitech K360 wireless keyboard (and possibly others) use FN+PgDn for scroll lock.

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Fn + K worked for me on my Lenovo L440. I assume this is the shortcut for the Scroll Lock option.

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This duplicates the earlier answer from Kiran. Please read the existing answers (particularly for older questions) before answering. – blm Jan 15 at 17:21

On an HP Probook 440, function + C locks and unlocks ScrLk.

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i got it corrected with OSK but yes it did happen again, that's when i realized HOW it got ON in first place.

Yes i saw qts was posted 3 years ago but a solution is never late right?

It gets ON by pressing FN, CTRL (RHS, besides arrow keys which also works as right click key) and 'S' together. In excel on trying to get 'paste special' i was pressing all these 3 together. What you really need to do is press FN and CTRL (rhs) and then S for 'paste special'.

To undo scroll lock just press FN, (RHS) CTRL and S all together. :) hope it helped.

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What is OSK and what is qts? – suspectus Jul 21 '15 at 9:24
@suspectus OSK = On-Screen Keyboard. I think qts is a typo for qst=question. jabeen, please don't use textspeak and abbreviations: it really doesn't take long to type the word "question". – David Richerby Aug 23 '15 at 10:05
I don't see why this answer should be down voted. Despite the textspeak this indeed answers the question. Ctrl + Fn + S (not necessarily RHS) is actually the shortcut for Scroll lock toggle. – Ravi Jan 8 at 20:32

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