The toggle's not working outside of WINE either, so I'm guessing it's a general config issue somewhere. to set up the scroll lock key on mod3, you can type: xmodmap -e 'add mod3 = Scroll_Lock' now the scroll lock key should work but i don't know if Gnumeric will ignore it or not you can put this line in the hidden file /root/.Xmodmap (create the file if it does not exist) to enable the scroll lock key every time X starts: add mod3 = Scroll_Lock How to Check the State of Caps, Num and Scroll Lock Keys on Screen in Ubuntu By Himanshu Arora / Oct 5, 2016 / Linux I am sure most of us have been through situations where we enter a password, but the system rejects it, repeatedly, and then we realize that it’s our fault as we didn’t notice that the Caps Lock key was on. I do not however have the unstability issue. The problem I am having, is that once I am in Redhat 9, scroll lock does not seem to work, or (is perhaps for some function I don't know about). So once I am in Linux I cannot switch back to my laptop. Caps Lock; Num Lock; Scroll Lock; Well, someone on the Ubuntu Forum came up with a pretty handy little bash script that can do this pretty darn nicely. I`ve tried several other hotkey combinations as well as changing layout with the taskbar applet. I had later been running 16.04 for the past 4 years without a problem. There was a draw back to this though. Function Window scrolling. This is a Dell Inspiron 15 7559 from 2016 which came preinstalled with Ubuntu at the time. Well, actually, his was for Caps/Num Lock, I was forced to tweak the script and add Scroll Lock as well as fine tune the text to my liking. When I use windows it is perfectly well. So when I fire up my laptop and want to use vm system over web interface console the keys are wrong. It seems as though this is not easily possible: The Arch Linux Wiki lists no way to do this on the console (while easily possible on the virtual terminal).. You could use tmux scrolling:. the alt key, including alt-tab works, but when pressing alt-tab it does not release the alt key, meaning i have to press any other key, or tab without alt, to actually switch to another program. Does anyone has a similar problem? The status of numlock/scroll-lock/capslock can be manipulated with the setleds command. It's like I am till holding the alt key. One way to guarantee that numlock will be turned on after bootup for the TTYs is to run setleds via rc.local (a script run after every runlevel change; which in particular runs after booting up). The LED indicator for Caps Lock and Num Lock worked fine, but not for Scroll Lock. Funny thing is that it does not work on the client site under Ubuntu. For whatever reason, Scroll lock isn't actually working at the moment - I checked the keyboard settings under 'System Settings' already, but couldn't find any options about it there. In both scenarions I use Firefox. the key [scroll][scroll][arrow up] or [arrow down]. This is definitely not a scroll lock issue and it is not an end user issue - this is an Excel / operating system glitch. The Scroll Lock key was meant to lock all scrolling techniques, and is a vestige of the original IBM PC keyboard.In the original design, Scroll Lock was intended to modify the behavior of the arrow keys.When the Scroll Lock mode was on, the arrow keys would scroll the contents of a text window instead of moving the cursor. I`m running Ubuntu 10.04 x64 kernel 2.6.32-24 EDIT As I`ve just found out it`s not shift+alt that trigger scroll lock, but the fact of changing the keyboard layout. Clicking over to a new tab (or creating a new tab if one doesn't exist) and then clicking back to the original tab does seem to restore cursor key functionality but that is a work around and not a resolution. Or does anyone know how I can use the scroll lock key. ctrl and caps/num/scroll lock does not work. I noticed that if I go to one of the virtual terminals, by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1 to F6, the Scroll Lock key worked as expected, and when I returned to the graphical interface it stopped working again.