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Cursor not moving when using keyboard arrows

In all Excel spreadsheets - keyboard arrows are not moving the cursor. Can only use mouse to move the cursor.

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  • Susan M
    Susan M Nov 22, 2013

    I finally figured it out..... Somehow :) I hit the "scroll lock" key on the keyboard. I just hit it again, and voila! Boy do I feel dumb.

  • Janis
    Janis Nov 22, 2013

    Anyone can forget at any time ;). There is also an option in the Control Panel - to use the keys as mouse.

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Hi,
they won't move the cursor.
Only the selection.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

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SOURCE: When in a spreadsheet, the arrow keys do not move cursor

first try to see the cursor is not within the cell blinking cause sometimes when the cursor is within the cell it traps the controls and will not able to function on your desire output. so try to observed it again.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: cursor stuck in MS Excel

Tools menu.
Options.
Edit tab.
Enable the check boxes for "Edit directly in cell" and "Allow cell drag and drop"
OK.

This might have happened if you had opened up a excel with macros enabled!

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: tab key on keyboard will not work for moving across columns excel

You need to go into options, open the transition box and un tick the "transitions navigations key" box... This same problem has been ignoring me... You can also fix the double clicking problem in here too... under "edit"

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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Release the scroll key


    • 1 Open and power on the laptop.
    • 2 Wait for the laptop to fully boot.
    • 3 Locate the "Scroll" button at the top-left of the keyboard. It is under the volume panel and between the "F12" and "Pause" keys.
    • 4 Press the "Scroll" button.
    • 5 Test it by opening a spreadsheet and using the arrow keys to move around on it. You can open your Microsoft Excel program or create a spreadsheet online by using Google Docs (free online productivity software). The "Scroll Lock" function will keep the current cell selected while the screen moves.
    • 6 Press "Scroll Lock" again to turn it off.

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This driver that is being requested is already built-in to Windows. Use the TAB and down or up arrows keys on your keyboard to move the cursor to the button you want to activate -> press the ENTER key to activate the button that the cursor has settled on keys on your Click Next -> No (to alternative search methods) -> search the whole computer for the driver -> next -> finish -> if your USB mouse does not work straight away, press the windows logo key bottom left of your keyboard -> the use the keyboard arrow keys to move once up and then left to the shutdown button -> press ENTER -> use the arrow keys to move the cursor to RESTART -> press ENTER.

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highlight a cell then try using the arrows

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When in a spreadsheet, the arrow keys do not move cursor


first try to see the cursor is not within the cell blinking cause sometimes when the cursor is within the cell it traps the controls and will not able to function on your desire output. so try to observed it again.

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Tab key on keyboard will not work for moving across columns excel


You need to go into options, open the transition box and un tick the "transitions navigations key" box... This same problem has been ignoring me... You can also fix the double clicking problem in here too... under "edit"

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Need the ability to "tab" from field to field on right of kybd


When you press ENTER to finish working in a cell, Microsoft Excel moves the cursor one cell down by default. However, you can select the direction in which you want the cursor to move.
  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. On the Edit tab, do one of the following:
    • To change the direction in which the cursor moves, select the Move selection after Enter check box, and then select a direction in the Direction box.
    • To keep the cursor in the current cell, clear the Move selection after Enter check box.
Note When a range or set of ranges is selected, pressing ENTER moves the cursor within the range or set or ranges only.

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Emachines Keyboard Model No. KB0511


Here you go:
Enter
The computer brings the cursor to the beginning of the next line. This key can also be pressed
to open a program after you have HILIGHTED* it. It will execute a command.
Shift ▲ Hold the shift key down and press the letter key you want to make a CAPITAL letter.
This key is also used to type the charters at the
top of some keys. Eg: Shift + 1 = ! or Shift + 2 = @
Caps Lock
Makes all letters CAPITAL letters. When the Caps Lock key is pushed, a light will
show up on the upper right corner of your keyboard
next to the capital “A”. When caps lock is turned on it remains on until you press the Caps Lock key
again. When you press the Shift key when
Caps Lock is on, a lower case letter will be produced.
Space This key places one space every time it is pressed. (The long, unlabeled key at the
bottom center of your keyboard).
←Backspace Deletes the character to the left of the cursor each time you press it. (If you hold it
down it will continue to delete so be careful).
Delete Deletes the character to the right of the cursor each time you press it.
Home Brings you to the beginning of the line the cursor is on.
End Brings you to the end of the line the cursor is on.
Esc Located in the upper right corner of your keyboard. Cancels an incomplete command;
it will also close an open menu.
Moves the cursor to the left one space each time it is pushed; does not delete the
character.
Moves the cursor up one line each time it is pushed; does not delete the character.
Moves the cursor to the right one space each time it is pushed; does not delete the
character.
Moves the cursor down one line each time it is pushed; does not delete the character.
Insert Deletes the character to the right of the cursor and replaces it with whatever is typed on
the keyboard.
↔Tab Moves the cursor to the tab marks and between columns.
Shift + print screen Prints what is on your computer screen.
Highlight (to select) To make the item stand out. To choose or select it.
? *When an icon is highlighted (left click the mouse button one time while the cursor is pointing at
the icon), the program has been chosen and the name of the icon will change color. When this has
happened, you may press the Enter key to open the program.
? *To highlight a character or characters, move the cursor, using your mouse or the arrow keys, to
the left of the item you wish to select. Press the left mouse button and hold it down while you
move the mouse to the right. Let go of the left mouse button and your item(s) should be
highlighted. Then you can choose what you want to do to the selected item(s) e.g. bold, underline,
delete, italicize, etc.
“Drag and drop” Move the cursor to the item, click the left mouse button and hold it down.
Move the mouse, while holding down the left
mouse button, to the location you want to move the item. Let go of the left
mouse button.
Cursor - The arrow on your screen. The mouse is used to move the cursor.
Let me know if this helped

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Cursor stuck in MS Excel


Tools menu.
Options.
Edit tab.
Enable the check boxes for "Edit directly in cell" and "Allow cell drag and drop"
OK.

This might have happened if you had opened up a excel with macros enabled!

Dec 25, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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Lab top computer


Is your mouse constantly moving?
Are you having problem figuring out how to stop the moving mouse cursor?

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