Scroll-lock and Numeric-pad-lock are 'Permanently' Locked

Scroll-lock and Numeric-pad-lock are 'Permanently' Locked

Post by chakka » Sun, 29 Jun 2008 10:00:05


Version: 2004
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
Processor: Power PC

Hello.

==> How can the scroll lock be toggled off?

I tried a couple of things I know to unlock the scroll-lock indicator at the bottom of the viewing pane in Normal view. In Word, for example, the type-over function is turned on or off by simply clicking on the little rectangle at the bottom right of the viewing pane (with a grey/green toggle button and 'OVR' text). The same thing doesn't work in Excel.

I don't mind the numeric-pad lock but the scroll lock is actually slowing down the pace at which I can work because I have to constantly switch from keyboard to mouse and back.

Thanks in advance.

-chakkar-
 
 
 

Scroll-lock and Numeric-pad-lock are 'Permanently' Locked

Post by CyberTa » Sun, 29 Jun 2008 23:10:18

It depends on your keyboard layout. On mine for example (macally iMediaKey)
the Scroll Lock is toggled by Shift+F14, Num Lock by Shift+Clear. On my
Macbook Pro it's a different story. You'll need to determine what works for
you accordingly.

BTW - I'd suggest leaving the Num Lock ON... You can't rely on what is now
the *secondary* functionality of that group of keys to be addressed to do
what you *expect* them to do - Mac or PC:-) use the Navigation Key group
instead & just ignore the Numeric Keypad if you don't use it for number
entry... But again, keyboard layouts vary - especially with laptops.

HTH |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac



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Scroll-lock and Numeric-pad-lock are 'Permanently' Locked

Post by chakka » Sun, 29 Jun 2008 23:52:07

Thanks for the tips. Both commands work on my standard iMac keyboard.
 
 
 

Scroll-lock and Numeric-pad-lock are 'Permanently' Locked

Post by CyberTa » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 03:07:28

Glad to hear it - thanks for taking the time to confirm!

Regards |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac



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