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Does Scroll Lock do anything important?

#1SamuriPosted 2/26/2014 2:16:47 AM
My escape key stopped working. So I decided to remap the scroll lock key to be my escape key, because it was the one key I have never used in my life.

Does it do anything?
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#2LOLIAmAnAltPosted 2/26/2014 2:22:17 AM
I am just realizing that my keyboard does not have a light signifying if it is on or not, as well as num lock.

#3CatToyPosted 2/26/2014 2:26:11 AM
It's supposed to lock scrolling functions.

Realistically though it's not used for anything anymore.
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#4Nazgl5LordofNazPosted 2/26/2014 2:28:29 AM
It is indeed a dead key. A large number of laptops are neglecting to even include it these days, mine included.

One of my keyboards also does not have a light for num lock, and it is extremely irritating.
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#5TURCHIAPosted 2/26/2014 3:40:13 AM
ive only ever used it in excel
when its off you can use the arrow keys to move to the surrounding cells and when its only it scrolls the page