How To Find & Turn Off Scroll Lock In ASUS Laptop

Scroll Lock In ASUS Laptop

Sometimes there isn’t a scroll lock in ASUS laptop keyboards, but don’t worry as there are still ways to enable or disable the scroll lock on an ASUS laptop and I have the solutions in this article.

Here is the quickest way to turn off scroll lock in ASUS laptops:

To enable or disable scroll lock on excel simply press: “Function key” + “S” to toggle the scroll lock on and off in excel.

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How to turn off accidental scroll lock in excel

The scroll lock can turn on in excel sometimes especially if you are using keyboard shortcuts for other functions in excel. When this happens it can be really annoying to use the arrow keys as they will function differently with scroll lock enabled.

However, using a virtual keyboard everytime it comes on can be super annoying, but there are other ways I have found that you can do this.

Where is the scroll lock in ASUS laptops?

If you can’t find the scroll lock button on your laptop keyboard, then you can open a virtual keyboard instead. You can do this like so:

  • Open the windows start menu and type in “on screen keyboard.”
  • Open the application and look for a key called “ScrlLk” on the right hand side.
  • Click on the key to enable or disable scroll lock.

Alternatively you can do this method to find the on screen keyboard instead:

  • Open Windows start menu and click on the settings cog
  • Click on accessibility then click on keyboard
  • Enable the toggle for use on screen keyboard.
  • Then look for the “ScrLk” key on the right hand side and click it to enable or disable the scroll lock on your laptop.

Another way to enable the scroll lock is to do the following, this is good incase you can’t find it in the settings for some reason.

  • Press Windows key + R to bring up the run menu or open the start menu and type run.
  • In the run menu and type in osk, then press enter. This will open the virtual keyboard.
  • Now look for a key called “ScrLk” which will be in the bottom right corner of the virtual keyboard. Click the key with your mouse to activate or deactivate the button.
  • You will know if the button is activated by the color. If the button is white then it’s activated already and if it’s grey then it’s deactivated.

If you have an external keyboard laying around on your desk, see if it has a scroll lock key.

It should be called “ScrLk” and will be located above the arrow keys somewhere or hidden in the function key row.

See if you can plug in this external keyboard and turn off the scroll lock on your laptop.

Often times keyboard with the Function keys have the scroll lock key as the F14 key or beside the print screen and pause break keys. You can also try and press the “FN” and “num lock” keys at the same time.

What Does Scroll Lock Do?

The scroll lock button is found on Windows keyboards, however it is quite rare to find sometimes.

It toggles between scrolling and non scrolling mode. If you have scroll lock enabled then the arrow keys will scroll the screen regardless of where your cursor is located.

When enabling the scroll lock on a worksheet program like excel, it will let you scroll through the entire worksheet with your arrow keys instead of switching which cell is currently selected.

Scroll lock is a good way to scroll through entire pages with the arrow keys regardless of where your cursor is.

A lot of the time people accidentally enable the scroll lock key when they are using excel or google sheets and end up pressing the incorrect keyboard shortcut which activates the scroll lock.

Then they have the scroll lock enabled and no way to turn it off. Some people enjoy using the scroll lock key because it lets you do things that you wouldn’t normally be able to do in excel.

Normally you have to scroll through lines of text one by one using the arrow keys. This is what scroll lock off does.

But if you use scroll lock on you are able to navigate through pages of text or data by simply using the same arrow keys.

You can even use the scroll lock key in combination with other keys like the ctrl key to activate the BSOD or blue screen of death and see memory dump file logs.

Conclusion

It’s tough when you don’t have a scroll lock key in your Asus laptop keyboard because you have no way to quickly disable it if you accidentally enable it. You can accidentally enable the key through a keyboard shortcut on programs like excel.

Luckily I have found solutions to fix this problem that you can see in this article.

Hopefully by now you know how to use the scroll lock key and how to enable or disable it when needed.

Let me know in the comments how you went with these fixes and if they solved your problem or not.

You can also find guides for turning off the scroll lock on other laptop brands here:

With over 12 years of experience with laptops, Grayson Uppington has delved deep into the tech world, always learning and sharing. His top pick is the Lenovo Legion Slim 5, blending performance with style. Formerly a pro gamer in CS:GO, those tournaments sharpened his skills and heightened his appreciation for laptop potential.