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No, not that kind of racing.  In an excel worksheet the lines keep racing down and I'm lucky if I can stop them.  I'm at 500 or more before I could stop!

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It sounds like you are describing a situation where the scrolling in your Excel worksheet is moving too quickly and it's difficult to control. Here are a few potential solutions:

  1. Scrolling with Mouse:
    • If you are using a mouse with a scroll wheel, make sure it's not too sensitive. Adjust the sensitivity settings in your mouse control panel or settings.
  2. Zoom Level:
    • Check the zoom level of your Excel worksheet. If it's too high, it might make the scrolling seem faster. Adjust the zoom level by going to the bottom right corner of the Excel window and changing the zoom level.
  3. Scroll Lock:
    • Ensure that the "Scroll Lock" key on your keyboard is not activated. The Scroll Lock key can affect how arrow keys work in Excel, and it might be causing unexpected scrolling behavior.
  4. Freeze Panes:
    • If the racing lines are making it difficult to work with your data, you can consider freezing panes to keep certain rows or columns visible while you scroll. Go to the "View" tab, and in the "Window" group, select "Freeze Panes."
  5. Check for Macro or VBA Code:
    • Sometimes, unintentional macro or VBA code might be causing this behavior. Check if there are any macros or VBA code running in your workbook that could be affecting the scrolling.
  6. Update Graphics Drivers:
    • If you are still experiencing issues, it's worth checking if your graphics drivers are up to date. Outdated drivers can sometimes cause erratic behavior.
  7. Excel Options:
    • Go to "File" > "Options" > "Advanced." Under the "Editing options" section, make sure the "After pressing Enter, move selection" option is set to a reasonable value.

The text and steps were edited with the help of AI.

Try these steps one by one to see if any of them resolve the issue. If the problem persists, it might be helpful to provide more details about your Excel version and any specific actions or conditions that seem to trigger the racing lines. In this link you will find some more information about it:

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