From: A. C. Censi <accensi@gm...> - 2005-01-23 14:32:43
> Now, they're basically used to scroll about in the *BSDs text-mode
> consoles, for controlling KVMs, and as a easy source of humor for weird
> people on various mailing lists around the internets. I think they also
> do something DirectFB, but don't hold me to that.
Main use of Scrol Lock today is to scroll spreadsheets in Excel,
Gnumeric, OpenOffice: keeps the selected cell, but scrolls the view
From an Excel handbook:
Scroll Lock moves the window, but not the cell pointer.
1. Press the Page Down key.
2. Press Scroll Lock. Note "SCRL" appears on the Status bar in the
lower right corner of the screen.
3. Press the up arrow key several times. Note that the cursor stays
in the same position and the window moves upward.
4. Press the down arrow key several times. Note that the cursor
stays in the same position and the window moves downward.
5. Press Scroll Lock to turn the scroll lock function off.
6. Press End.
7. Press Home. You should be in cell A1.
A. C. Censi
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