Problem Scrolling with Arrow Keys (IE7) [Solved/Closed]

Joe - Jan 20, 2009 at 09:27 PM - Latest reply:  MJ
- Oct 7, 2017 at 12:09 PM
Hey everyone, I seem to not be able to use my keyboard arrow keys to scroll up and down on web pages. I know however, that my arrow keys work (they do in MS Word and other programs), but don't work here. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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solved by pressing F7, thank you!
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Wow, thank you! It works sometimes but my comuter is so bad that even my letter that comes after o on my comuter isn't working!! Any ideas, guys?
Thanks a lot. Worked for me
I am so thankful to you. Phewww finally I can scroll my pages
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Hey, I had the same issue .. 12 month old playing on the laptop lol
try pressing the Function key (Fn) ! It solved my prob . :) Hope this helps
just fix mind. just press f7 and click yes or no. the problem will be solve
fixed mine by pressing the function key only....I guess it depends on your computer, because f4 and f7 didn't work for me
the fn key is next to ctrl and the windows button
ma enter key and shift and arrows are not working
This did not help me either
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My problem is when im playing a game (in my case im controlling a monkey) to move the monkey I have to use the arrow keys and when I pres left then let my finger off left it keeps going left, sometimes the fix was to press left then right but now when I press left then right it just keeps going right. same happens with up and down
i tried this with various other games and the problem persists

Any clues
OMG ITS WORKED YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! THX JER
i canot get my arrow keys to work atoll the scroll lock is on a still cant get them to work
exactly the same with me I tried everything, F7, F12, FN, nothing workss=[[[[
Ok I also struggled for a while but this is how you do it : F7 does work but when you press it make sure have clicked once outside the flash game area. Awnser YES if it prompts whether you want to turn "Caret Browsing" on. Then click once in the game area and Wolla ... It works
F7 worked for me
thaaaaanx alot guys ;)
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I had the same problem for months and someone told me to press the F4 key and if that doesn't work try the F7 key. Just press it and see if it scrolls, if not go to the next one and try it. Good luck.
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How do I get my left bottom arrow back? I can not scroll with out it.
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I couldn't use arrow function in Excel. Pressed the Scroll key. All is well! thanks for the insight!
meanpcs 9 Posts Monday October 20, 2008Registration date May 15, 2009 Last seen - Jan 21, 2009 at 02:43 AM
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hi,
go to
control panel,
internet options,
click on "advanced"
check the browsing tools
and select the "allow smooth scroll"
Thanks! It was selected already but I unchecked the box and selected again. :)
that doesnt work just stops if from scroll smoothly when u dont allow it it just go up a few FPS inches so it dont work
my normal arrow keys are not working whereas the nuber arrow keys on right hand side are working
MA ARROWS ARE NOT WORKING ATALL
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every time when you are about to play the game press on the box where thhe game is once u have pressed on the screen (with the mouse) press the tab button
that momentarily helped my problem but only because it was tabbing through the items on the screen. but once I clicked again (which I need to do for the game) it doesnt work anymore
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Use the letter keys
'A' for right
'S' for down
'D' for left
and
'W' for up

Hope this helps! ;)
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f3 worked for me I got toshiba laptop thanks
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WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOU TRY TO PLAY AN GAME BUT YOU CANT USE THE DOWN ARROW KEY BECAUSE IT WILL MOVE DOWN THE GAME SCREEN WHILE IM PLAYING BUT YOU CAN USE ALL THE OTHER KEYS?
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Just click on the main part of the screen where your working.
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I was having similar problems. My up down arrows either wouldn't scroll in firefox or they would jump to the top and the bottom. So after researching, I just tried pressing function keys... and... voila, F7 did the trick. No idea why, but as suggested somewhere above, I'd start at F1 and go to the end (F12) one at a time and see if that does the trick.
My wife's laptop computer (Louise) had the same problem. F7 worked magic!
Thanks!
Press the ScrollLock key (in between PrtScrn and Pause at top of keyboard.
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Where do I find the FN key? I'm having the same problem on my laptop.
the FN key is in the bottom left of my laptop keyboard.
But this doesn't fix my issue with it page down. Any other suggestions?
AbeerHamid > ajoa - Dec 13, 2009 at 01:02 PM
my problem solved by pressing Scroll button... try this
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ok I bought a laptop dell inspiron from ebay it was complpetely new I gusse only thing rong is the arrow keys dont work when I use my external keyboar it does but when I use the laptops keys it doesnt this has been acurring for 2yrs now and its realy starting to make me mad I cant play any games
mad_hungarian - Jun 8, 2009 at 02:25 PM
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Hi,
I'm experiencing the same issue except it's only happening on my igoogle home page. When I click the down or up arrow, it's as if I'm using page up or page dn.
I tried the control panel > internet options > advanced > check "smooth scrolling" (it was checked, so I unchecked and rechecked). Still no joy.
Any other ideas?
IE7
XP sp3
Thxs
omg F7 worked for my thanks guys xoxo
F7 worked ..yahooo!!!!
my up and down arrows dont work and im trying to play a game and its not working at all. Any advice on how to make it work???
I JUST CANT FIGURE IT OUT :'(+:-@!!!! I tried everything and nothing work!!! I was playing a game with arrow keys and I kept pressing up and down to dodge because I keep losing!!!
Why you guys ask? It keeps scrolling down so I can't see whats above and when I press up, Its annoying going up...!!
F7 defo helped me.... thanks for the advice