Excel shortcuts

How to turn off Scroll Lock in Excel [5 easy steps]

If you've ever found yourself stuck in Scroll Lock mode in Excel, you know how frustrating it can be. Scroll Lock is a feature on some keyboards that allows you to scroll through a document without moving the cursor or selecting text. While this can be handy in some situations, it can also be a real pain if you accidentally enable it. Luckily, it's easy to turn off Scroll Lock if you know where to look.

Here are five easy steps to disable Scroll Lock in Excel:

  1. Open the Excel spreadsheet that you want to edit.
  2. Click on the 'View' tab at the top of the window.
  3. Click on the 'Macros' button in the 'Show' group.
  4. Click on the 'View Macros' button.
  5. Select the 'Scroll Lock' macro and click the 'Run' button.

That's all there is to it! Once you've followed these steps, Scroll Lock will be disabled and you'll be able to scroll through your document as usual.

If you're not sure whether Scroll Lock is enabled or not, you can always check by looking at the status bar at the bottom of the Excel window. If Scroll Lock is enabled, you'll see the words 'SCRL LOCK' in the status bar. If it's not enabled, you'll see 'READY' instead.

So there you have it, a quick and easy way to disable Scroll Lock in Excel. Just remember, if you accidentally enable it again, you know how to turn it off!

Move beyond 

Excel

Get started with Causal today.
Build models effortlessly, connect them directly to your data, and share them with interactive dashboards and beautiful visuals.