I’m sure we have all been asked by someone in the last 20 years – “what is the Scroll Lock key used for?”.
The only time I ever use it is with Excel, as enabling or disabling Scroll Lock determines how your cursor keys work within Excel.
So, earlier this year I got a new Logitect EX110 wireless keyboard. I’ve been using it without any problems, until today. I opened up an Excel file and my cursor keys aren’t working correctly. No problem, I thought … just press the Scroll Lock key. But wait — there is no scroll lock key! I pressed every key combination I could think of without success. Now what do I do?
My workaround was to remember that Windows has an On-Screen Keyboard (OSK). I clicked Start > Run, and typed in ‘osk’ and there’s my Scroll Lock key on my screen for me to disable.