How do I unlock scroll lock on my keyboard?
Turn off Scroll Lock
- If your keyboard does not have a Scroll Lock key, on your computer, click Start > Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard.
- Click the On Screen Keyboard button to turn it on.
- When the on-screen keyboard appears on your screen, click the ScrLk button.
- Click the Start Button in the lower left-hand corner of your desktop.
- Locate the search bar in the window that appears.
- Type on-screen keyboard and press Enter.
- When the on-screen keyboard appears, click the ScrLk or Slk button.
- The scroll lock light appears in the same row as the caps lock light, typically on the top right side of a standard keyboard. This light indicates that the scroll lock, a function that allows a user to use the arrow keys to scroll up, down, left or right without moving the cursor, is enabled.
- Because the break function is usually combined with the pause function on one key since the introduction of the IBM Model M 101-key keyboard in 1985, the Break key is also called the Pause key. It can be used to pause some computer games.
- Do one of the following:
- To move rows or columns, point to the border of the selection. When the pointer becomes a move pointer , drag the rows or columns to another location.
- To copy rows or columns, hold down CTRL while you point to the border of the selection.
Cause: Scroll Lock is turned on and causing the arrow keys to scroll the workbook area. Scroll Lock is a toggling lock key on the keyboard, just like the CAPS LOCK key. Once pressed, Scroll Lock is enabled. To use the arrow keys to move between cells, you must turn Scroll Lock off.
- To disable, or enable, the function key (fn) in the BIOS, do the following steps.
- Press the power button to turn on the computer.
- Press the f10 key to open the BIOS setup window. (
- Use the right-arrow or left-arrow keys to navigate to the System Configuration option.
- On most HP and Compaq notebook computers, it is necessary to press and hold the function key (fn) while pressing one of the f1 through f12 keys to activate the default functions; such as, increasing or decreasing the brightness of the display, the sound volume, sleep, keyboard lock, etc.
- The Fn key, short form for function, is a modifier key on many keyboards, especially on laptops, used in a compact layout to combine keys which are usually kept separate. It is typically found on laptops due to their keyboard size restrictions.
Do one of the following:
- Press the Scroll Lock (sometimes appears as ScrLk) key on your keyboard.
- 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.
- Do one of the following:
- To enable the INSERT key in order to control Overtype mode, click to select the Use the Insert key to control overtype mode check box.
- To keep Overtype mode always enabled, click to select the Use overtype mode check box.
- Overtype mode is an editing mode in which everything you type replaces something else in your document. When overtype mode is active and you type a letter, it replaces the letter to the right of the insertion point. When overtype mode is not active, your text is inserted where the insertion point is located.
- “Insert” key on keyboard not working in Office 2007 and 2010. Microsoft Office version (2007 & 2010) the insert key doesn't work to allow you to overwrite your text in both Outlook and Word. - To resolve in Word, Go to File >> Options >> Advanced and make sure "Use the insert key to control overtype mode" is checked.
Updated: 4th October 2019