Why my arrow keys are not working?

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.
A.

How do I unlock the up and down arrows on my keyboard?

  1. Click the Start Button in the lower left-hand corner of your desktop.
  2. Locate the search bar in the window that appears.
  3. Type on-screen keyboard and press Enter.
  4. When the on-screen keyboard appears, click the ScrLk or Slk button.
  • How do I use arrows to move between cells in Excel?

    Pressing an arrow key while SCROLL LOCK is on will scroll one row up or down or one column left or right. To use the arrow keys to move between cells, you must turn SCROLL LOCK off. To do that, press the Scroll Lock key (labeled as ScrLk) on your keyboard.
  • Where is the on screen keyboard in Windows 7?

    Open On-Screen Keyboard by clicking the "Start" button , clicking "All Programs", clicking "Accessories", clicking "Ease of Access", and then clicking "On-Screen Keyboard" ;) . See also: on screen keyboard at login in windows 7!
  • How do you move a cell down in Excel?

    Do one of the following:
    1. 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.
    2. To copy rows or columns, hold down CTRL while you point to the border of the selection.
B.

How do I unlock scroll lock on my keyboard?

Turn off Scroll Lock
  1. If your keyboard does not have a Scroll Lock key, on your computer, click Start > Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard.
  2. Click the On Screen Keyboard button to turn it on.
  3. When the on-screen keyboard appears on your screen, click the ScrLk button.
  • What are the three lights on a computer keyboard?

    What do the keyboard LED lights mean? Some Microsoft keyboards have LED lights that indicate the status of toggle keys such as Cruise Control, Macro Record, NUM LOCK, CAPS LOCK, and SCROLL LOCK. Note. On some Microsoft wireless keyboards, the lights are located on the receiver.
  • How do I get my scroll lock off?

    Do one of the following:
    1. Press the Scroll Lock (sometimes appears as ScrLk) key on your keyboard.
    2. 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.
  • Where is Scroll Lock key?

    Sometimes abbreviated as ScLk, ScrLk, or Slk, the Scroll Lock key is found on a computer keyboard, often located close to the pause key. While not often used today, the scroll lock key was originally intended to be used in conjunction with the arrow keys to scroll through the contents of a text box.
C.

How do I turn off scroll lock?

Do one of the following:
  1. Press the Scroll Lock (sometimes appears as ScrLk) key on your keyboard.
  2. 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.
  • What do Num Lock and Scroll Lock do?

    Num Lock or Numeric Lock (⇭) is a key on the numeric keypad of most computer keyboards. It is a lock key, like Caps Lock and Scroll Lock. Its state (on or off) affects the function of the numeric keypad commonly located to the right of the main keyboard, and is commonly displayed by an LED built into the keyboard.
  • How do I disable the Insert key on my keyboard?

    Then, in the Commands list box, choose Overtype. Note that the current keyboard shortcut is the Insert key. Click Insert in the Current Keys box and then click the Remove button. There you go — no more inadvertent toggle of the overtype mode is possible because there is no keyboard shortcut anymore.
  • How do you turn off overtype?

    Do one of the following:
    1. 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.
    2. To keep Overtype mode always enabled, click to select the Use overtype mode check box.

Updated: 4th October 2019

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