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Dell External keyboard arrow keys not working.

There were not answers on this website, but I started trying keys and found the ''Scroll Lock'' key had been activated so that the arrow keys would only move the place on the file instead of from cell to cell. Live and learn!

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    I "unlocked" the scroll lock key and it "unlocked" the arrow keys!

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    my computer's arrow keys are not working

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