Arrow keys not working in Excel

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DaisyE - Jun 27, 2009 at 06:15 PM
 Nelson - Apr 15, 2019 at 10:19 AM
Hello,
I am using Excel 2000. I am tring to move from one cell to another in Excel by using the arrow keys on my keyboard but nothing happens. I was always able to move up, down, right or left using the arrow keys but this problem just started out of the blue.
DaisyE

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Excelguru Posts 261 Registration date Saturday April 11, 2009 Status Member Last seen June 21, 2011 307
Updated on Nov 29, 2018 at 04:55 AM
Hi DaisyE,

Just check whether your Scroll Lock is in ON position.


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That was it. I didn't even know I had turned on my Scroll Lock - Thanks so much for your help!
DaisyE
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Freakyhead > DaisyE
Aug 11, 2009 at 04:01 PM
Yes, that works, but people also need to use the number pad while in excel. Leave it to Microsoft to have such a flaw in their software.
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Anonymous > Freakyhead
Aug 26, 2009 at 08:06 AM
The num-lock key is used for the numpad, not the scroll lock key.
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Krish > DaisyE
Apr 2, 2010 at 01:50 PM
Yep it worked for me too... with Fn + Num Lk on Dell Latitude D630c
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Troy > DaisyE
Apr 6, 2010 at 01:09 PM
Thanks guys this helped! Stupid me!
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I have the full size flat Mac keyboard. It's the F14 key to lock/unlock the scroll.
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Thanks a bunch! I googled for help with this Scroll Lock issue, and got to your answer!

Thanks again!
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You're a legend! thanks so much...
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many thanks for the mac solution
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Put me in the que of people that thanks for the solution.

Have a nice day
/Stefan
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Thank you - you saved my whole morning!
---MCM
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Press your Scroll Lock key, should be near your numbers keys. It may have accidentally gotten pressed earlier and lock keys so they wouldn't scroll.
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hey thnkx so much!!
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jULESwINFIELD
Aug 4, 2010 at 04:20 AM
THANKS!
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Restore an older version of the file you are working in. All should be well. Worked for me.
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