Arrow keys not moving cell to cell

Debbie Uniforms

New Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2018
Messages
10
Good morning all,

I'm sure (hopeful) there is a simple solution to this question.

I have opened a spreadsheet. Usually I can navigate across the page using the left/right arrow buttons on the keyboard. Today, the arrow buttons scroll across the page but the cell doesn't highlight. I hope I'm making sense here.

I can use the tab button but the arrow keys are not working by highlighting each cell.

Could anyone help please? It's not the end of the world, but the arrow keys are very handy!

Many thanks in advance
Debbie
 

Some videos you may like

Excel Facts

What is the shortcut key for Format Selection?
Ctrl+1 (the number one) will open the Format dialog for whatever is selected.

Peter_SSs

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
May 28, 2005
Messages
48,383
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
You may have accidentally pressed the "scroll lock" key. Try pressing it again.
 

RoryA

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
May 2, 2008
Messages
36,434
Office Version
  1. 365
  2. 2019
  3. 2016
  4. 2010
Platform
  1. Windows
  2. MacOS
Do you have Scroll Lock on?
 

Debbie Uniforms

New Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2018
Messages
10
Dear All,

I have a DELL laptop. I can't see a scroll lock. I have a number lock but no scroll lock as far as I can see.
 

Debbie Uniforms

New Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2018
Messages
10

ADVERTISEMENT

Sorry, that didn't work. I thought it had. I couldn't see a scroll lock button on the keyboard, but did notice the bottom of the spreadsheet showing 'scroll lock'
I right click and turned off the scroll look by unticking it. however the 'on' didn't change to 'off'

anything else I can do, please?


Debbie
 

RoryA

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
May 2, 2008
Messages
36,434
Office Version
  1. 365
  2. 2019
  3. 2016
  4. 2010
Platform
  1. Windows
  2. MacOS
Unticking that just stops it being displayed, it doesn't turn it off. Often with laptops there's a key (sometimes blue fn key) that alters what other keys do, so look for one that has SCRL on it?
 

Debbie Uniforms

New Member
Joined
Nov 14, 2018
Messages
10
Unticking that just stops it being displayed, it doesn't turn it off. Often with laptops there's a key (sometimes blue fn key) that alters what other keys do, so look for one that has SCRL on it?

Thank you Rory A. No my laptop doesn't have that button - which is bizarre. Anyway, I saved it, and then opted for the switch it off then off again routine and it worked!
thank you.
 

Watch MrExcel Video

Forum statistics

Threads
1,127,147
Messages
5,623,008
Members
415,946
Latest member
bellerom

We've detected that you are using an adblocker.

We have a great community of people providing Excel help here, but the hosting costs are enormous. You can help keep this site running by allowing ads on MrExcel.com.
Allow Ads at MrExcel

Which adblocker are you using?

Disable AdBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Pause on this site" option.
Go back

Disable AdBlock Plus

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock Plus

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the toggle to disable it for "mrexcel.com".
Go back

Disable uBlock Origin

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back

Disable uBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back
Top