Turning off scrolling in Excel without a scroll-lock key

If the arrow keys do not move the cell cursor in Excel, but rather the entire sheet, then the ‘scroll lock’ function is most certainly turned on. To turn it off, simply press the Scroll Lock key on your keyboard. But what if your keyboard does not have a Scroll Lock key? The solution is simple.

On certain laptops like my Thinkpad T430s, there is no Scroll Lock key. To emulate this key, simply press Fn+K or Fn+C depending on your laptop model.

An alternative is to use Window’s On-Screen Keyboard:


Simply click on the Scroll Lock key (it is Rollen in German) to make the scroll-lock indicator in the Excel status bar go away, and your worksheets will behave normally again.