Excel keyboard arrows moving page instead of cell

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If you have happen to be moving the page viewed instead of the cell selected in Microsoft Excel, do not panic.

Open the On-Screen Keyboard, and uncheck the ScrLk (Screen Lock) key, and you're done !

Usually, when you are in cell A1, and you press the keyboard arrow key right

Excel keyboard arrows moving page instead of cell : Cell A1 selected
Cell A1 selected

You expect to end up with cell B1 selected :

Excel keyboard arrows moving page instead of cell : Standard behavior without Scroll Lock, pressing right key arrow with A1 selected moves selection to B1
Standard behavior without Scroll Lock, pressing right key arrow with A1 selected moves selection to B1

If, instead, the screen display moved one cell right - still with cell A1 selected :

Excel keyboard arrows moving page instead of cell : With Scroll Lock selected, arrow keys moves table view instead of cell selection
With Scroll Lock selected, arrow keys moves table view instead of cell selection

All you have to do is open Windows menu, enter keyboard in the search bar, and open the On-Screen Keyboard :

Excel keyboard arrows moving page instead of cell : Find On-Screen Keyboard application in Windows start menu
Find On-Screen Keyboard application in Windows start menu

Here, with the Excel window open in foreground, the ScrLk key should be white, meaning selected :

Excel keyboard arrows moving page instead of cell : On-Screen Keyboard ScrLk key activated
On-Screen Keyboard ScrLk key activated

Simply click on the ScrLk key to deselect it :

Excel keyboard arrows moving page instead of cell : On-Screen Keyboard ScrLk key deactivated
On-Screen Keyboard ScrLk key deactivated

Go back to Excel, and pressing the right arrow key while having A1 cell selected should move the selection to cell B1

Excel not scrolling cells with arrow keys

This issue of excel arrows not moving cells happens when the screenlock option has been checked.

It leads to excel arrow keys move page not cell, pressing this key in excel change arrow key behavior.

If the arrow keys move screen not cell in excel, then simply open the virtual keyboard and change the screenlock key, and excel arrow keys not moving cells will be solved !

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Comments (10)

Nora Lowe, 2018-08-19
Grande, è esattamente quello che stavo cercando, ora sono pronto
Elbert Morales, 2018-08-19
고마워.
Jimmy Mcdaniel, 2018-08-19
Đơn giản, rõ ràng và được giải thích, cảm ơn rất nhiều
Joyce Adams, 2018-08-19
Great piece of information, thanks for sharing
Linda Young, 2018-08-19
Không thể tin rằng cuối cùng tôi đã tìm ra giải pháp, đây là một cơn ác mộng trong một thời gian dài, giờ đã được giải quyết
Chermaki, 2018-08-19
Non posso credere di aver finalmente trovato la soluzione, questo è stato un incubo per molto tempo, ora risolto
NumSmarter, 2018-08-19
正是我在尋找,完美
ffffalseU, 2018-08-19
위대한 정보, 공유 덕분에
truchavasU, 2018-08-19
Ya, itulah yang saya perlukan
freetuecys, 2018-08-19
פיסת מידע גדולה, תודה על שיתוף

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