Horizontal Scroll Wheel Useless in Excel?

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I have just purchased a new mouse which, in addition to the standard scroll wheel, has a secondary wheel for horizontal scrolling. The horizontal scroll wheel works on most things so far, including on Word. However, the main reason I wanted it was to navigate large Excel sheets quickly but it doesn't work in Excel!! I've searched online for a solution to this, or a reason why it does not work, but have been unsuccessful! Does anyone know how to get it working? For reference, the mouse I bought is the Logitech MX Master 2S. Thanks in advance.

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Did you find a fix?

Hello,

I found this solution to work for me:

Right-click on the status menu in Excel (bottom left corner of Excel window, normally says "READY") and de-select "Scroll Lock" option.

 

If that does not work they have a collection of other options at the website:

https://www.sevenforums.com/microsoft-office/401681-cant-horizontally-scroll-via-mouse-wheel-excel-2...

 

Good luck!

@Ms_Guy99 FYI, deselecting any option from that menu only seems to remove the status view for that item in the status bar.  You would still need to turn on/off the Scroll Lock from your keyboard.

I had the same problem with same mouse model. I read somewhere that you should hold shift in and start scrolling and from there it seems to be working. I don't know why. @Lee Peverett 

@Lee Peverett  Same issue here but with an MX Anywhere 2S. In mouse settings, I selected application specific settings for the Excel app, then adjusted my horizontal scroll speed higher. This seemed to enable the functionality and I was then able to go back and set the scroll speed to my liking. It has not worked properly since I first got the mouse a year ago, although I noticed that I could scroll on certain worksheets that had freeze panes set. 

YMMV, because I have a the Logitech MX Ergo.

Try hovering the mouse over the horizontal scroll bar in excel, then using your side to side wheel.

Once I do this, the mouse wheel to horizontally scroll works everywhere in the spreadsheet.

This just goes to show you that when something isn't working, angrily flinging your mouse around the screen and clicking the mouse button harder does work!

I hope this helps you, sorry if it gives you false hope.

@AggieChris holyshoot this works. Thanks mate!

 

I'm almost going crazy. I thought it's something to do with the Windows. But after installing a brand new Windows (fresh install win 10, I was using win 7 upgrade before) and it keeps happening (only scroll once then it fails to respond), i thought it's a product defect.

 

Tempted to buy MX Master 3 but i'm affraid it will have the same shortcoming with the previous S2 that i'm using

Nice! I'm glad it helped! Spread the word of you see anyone else ask. I posted it to a couple of places.

@AggieChris 

For reference, I'm using a Logitech M720 Triathlon bluetooth mouse. Your method worked. How bizarre.

@AggieChris Nice! I will let the others know.

 

Sometimes it doesn't work though. When it doesn't, I alt+tab, use the horizontal scroll, and alt+tab back, and it works. So it has 2 workarounds that guaranteed work. Do you know why this happen? My friend has this exact same MX Master 2s and it works fine without these workarounds

@Valmighty I have the MX Master 3 and had the same issue which led me to this discussion posting. It must be a software issue. The hovering over the scroll bar and using the horizontal wheel fixed it for me as well.

Hi, can u explain who u are resolving that problem with ur me? I search too but not finding...thx