I'm desparately looking for a way to disable snap-scrolling in Excel 2016 for Mac. Basically as you scroll Excel will continually try to keep the cell you're focused on in the centered. So when you're working on a large spreadsheet and try scrolling up/down, Excel will snap you back. To say it's infuriating is an understatement - I'm close to downgrading.

  • yes same issue for me. Very annoying this is the first link I clicked searching for an answer though
    – Sackling
    Nov 4, 2015 at 18:12
  • Looks like this has already been answered here and here as not being possible...
    – Jeremy S.
    Jan 12, 2016 at 13:15
  • @JeremyS., if I'm reading correctly, the ones you link to are about Excel only scrolling in whole-cell increments, whereas the OP says Excel isn't scrolling at all--it's snapping back to where he is.
    – Mathieu K.
    Mar 20, 2016 at 6:55
  • @MathieuK.: you are right!
    – Jeremy S.
    Mar 21, 2016 at 11:05

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Looks like this was fixed.


Please confirm.

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    I still have this issue, not fixed at all. Jun 23, 2016 at 7:30

I had the same problem until I upgraded by office from 2014 to 2017. Now I have office 2017 [version 15.33 (170409)] and I can scroll by pixels using Mouse as well as Laptop trackpad. I am using MacOS Sierra version 10 operating system.

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    (1) I’m not sure this is what the question is really about.   (2) You say that you “can scroll by pixels”.  Did this happen automatically, or did you have to do something to enable it? Sep 11, 2017 at 16:58
  • It happens automatically. You dont have to enable it. Sep 12, 2017 at 16:56

You probably have the window on full-size. Press the Green Page Size button (top-left beside the yellow one. Resize to a slightly smaller window. Worked like a charm.


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