Excel up and down arrow keys move page instead of cell

Microsoft ExcelWhen the scroll lock key is turned on and you press the up, down, left, or right arrow keys instead of moving to the next cell Microsoft Excel well move the spreadsheet in that direction and keep the highlighted cell in the same position. This can be helpful for when viewing a large worksheet, however often causes frequent confusion with users who mistakenly have this key enabled.

If you want to disable this press the scroll lock key to turn this off.

Additional information

  • See the Excel and scroll lock definition for additional information about this term and related links.