Well, I had an odd situation this morning with Excel. Each time I used the arrow keys to move around cells [move the active cell] it didn't work. If I was trying to cursor in a direction that wasn't against the edge, it would scroll the spreadsheet page as if I had used the scroll bars. It was driving me nuts, being a power-keyboard user. I tried quite a few combinations of keywords in Google. I tried looking at Excel's options. I tried Excel's help. I tried letting Excel's help look on the web. I went back to Google. I tried a few more combinations. I finally hit the right combination when I searched Google with: "excel arrow scroll problem". The first entry was at www.exceltip.com/ng-27.html, and the key text shown by Google from the site was "Try turning scroll lock off." Following the link did NOT take me to the entry, as it must have scrolled off their page. But the cached summary information in Google was just what I needed.
You see, on my laptop [Toshiba Notebook], there is no Scroll Lock light as you would find on normal 104-style desktop keyboards. For a moment, I wasn't even sure my laptop even had a scroll lock function. I checked all the obcious special functions on the keyboard. I didn't find it. I finally saw the box with an arrow going up and another going down on the lower corner of the F12 key. I pressed Fn+F12. No change in lights on the unit. But now my active cell scrolled instead of the spreadsheet! Yay! There is a status light under each of F10 and F11 for 10-keypad arrow mode and Num-Lock mode respectively. Why couldn't they put one more light for Scroll-Lock?
Looking a little closer, Excel displays the characters "SCRL" in the lower right corner when the scroll lock is on. Typing "SCRL" into Excel help doesn't come up with anything.
Here is the list of keyword combinations I tried in Google:
excel - cursor scrolls sheet instead of jumping cells
excel - cursor scroll
excel - cursor scrolls page
excel - cursor no longer moves active cell
excel - arrow doesn't move active cell
excel - arrow moves sheet instead of active cell
excel arrow problem
excel arrow scroll problem
So as you can see, sometimes reprhasing your question a few different ways can get you the answer you need.