How to Stop Excel from Jumping Cells When Scrolling (8 Easy Methods)

Method 1 – Changing the Mouse Settings


  • Go to the Control Panel or System Preferences on your PC.
  • Select Change mouse settings.

Utilizing On-Screen Keyboard

  • When the Mouse Properties window appears, select Wheel.
  • Enter 1 in the The following number of lines at a time section.
  • Press OK.

How to Stop Excel from Jumping Cells when Scrolling

Method 2 – Disabling the Scroll Lock Key on Keyboard

Press the Scroll Lock button on the keyboard. Most PC keyboards will have the button. If not, use the on-screen keyboard instead below.

Method 3 – Using the On-Screen Keyboard for Disabling Scroll Lock


  • Press the Win + R keys to go to Run.
  • Type OSK.EXE in the search field and click on OK.

Utilizing On-Screen Keyboard

  • When the On-screen keyboard appears, you will see that the ScrLk button is blue, which means it is enabled.
  • Click on the button on the on-screen keyboard. The blue color should disappear.

How to Stop Excel from Jumping Cells when Scrolling

Method 4 – Disabling Animation on Windows


  • Type Advanced System Settings in the Windows search.
  • Select View advanced system settings.
  • In the System Properties window, select the Advanced tab and click on Settings in the Performance section.

Disable Animation on Windows

  • In the Performance Options window, uncheck Animate controls and elements inside windows.
  • Click on OK.

How to Stop Excel from Jumping Cells when Scrolling

Method 5 – Checking the Disable Hardware Graphics Acceleration Option


  • Go to File, then to Options.

Disable Microsoft Excel Animation

  • Select the Advanced tab.
  • Check Disable hardware graphics acceleration.
  • Click on OK.

How to Stop Excel from Jumping Cells when Scrolling

Method 6 – Starting Excel in Safe Mode


  • Press and hold down the Ctrl key when starting Excel.
  • Alternatively, press Win +R, type excel.exe/safe, and press Enter.

Start Excel in Safe mode

Method 7 – Updating the Display Driver


  • Press the Win + X. Select the Display Manager.
  • The Device Manager window will open.
  • Expand Display adapters.
  • Right-click and select Update driver.

Updating Display Driver

Method 8 – Repairing Microsoft Office


  • Press Win + R, input appwiz.cpl in the box, and press Enter to open Programs and Features in the Control panel, or do it manually via the Control Panel.

Repair Microsoft Office

  • Right-click on Microsoft 365 and select Change (or Modify or Repair, depending on your OS version).
  • Follow the on-screen instructions in the Repair Wizard.

You can also use these steps:

  • Go to the Settings from the windows icon at the bottom-left of your screen.
  • Select Apps.

  • Click on Apps & Features from the left of the window.

How to Stop Excel from Jumping Cells when Scrolling

  • Select your Microsoft Office app and click on Modify under it.

  • Click on Yes if a user account control box appears.
  • Check Quick Repair or Online Repair, then click on Repair.

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Saquib Ahmad Bhuiyan, holding a BSc degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, skillfully integrates engineering expertise with a passion for Excel. He provides solutions to complex issues as an Excel & VBA Content Developer for ExcelDemy Forum. He demonstrates an enthusiastic mindset and adeptness in managing critical situations with finesse, showcasing his commitment to excellence. Apart from creating Excel tutorials, he is interested in Data Analysis with MS Excel, Rhinoceros,... Read Full Bio

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