How to Stop Excel from Zooming When I Scroll My Mouse Wheel

The steps in this guide will show you how to turn off a setting that is causing Excel to zoom in or zoom out whenever you scroll the wheel on your mouse. After the listing of steps at the top of this article we provide additional information and pictures for the steps further down.

  1. Open Excel.
  2. Click File at the top-left.
  3. Select Options in the left column.
  4. Choose the Advanced tab.
  5. Click the box to the left of Zoom on roll with Intellimouse to remove the check mark.
  6. Click the OK button.

When you use Excel a lot, you become accustomed to performing certain actions repeatedly. Using the various keyboard shortcuts and actions that the program offers can really help to expedite the process of creating and editing spreadsheets.

So when you have something that you normally do in Excel that is now causing something different to occur, it can have a negative impact on your efficiency. If you are finding that Excel is currently zooming in or zooming out whenever you scroll your mouse wheel, rather than scrolling up or down in the spreadsheet, then our tutorial below will show you how to stop that behavior.

How to Disable Scroll Wheel Zoom in Excel

The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Excel for Office 365. By completing this guide you will be changing the behavior of your mouse scroll wheel so that it stops zooming and starts scrolling the spreadsheet.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Excel.

Step 2: Choose the File tab at the top-left of the window.

open the File menu

Step 3: Click the Options button at the bottom-left of the window.

open the Excel Options menu

Step 4: Select the Advanced tab in the Excel Options window.

choose the Advanced tab

Step 5: Click the box to the left of Zoom on roll with Intellimouse to remove the check mark.

how to stop Excel from zooming when you scroll your mouse wheel

Step 6: Click the OK button to save your changes.

Yield: Stops Excel from zooming with mouse wheel scroll

How to Stop Excel from Zooming When You Scroll Your Mouse Wheel

how to stop Excel from zooming when you scroll your mouse wheel

Find out how to prevent Excel from zooming in or out on your spreadsheet whenever you scroll the wheel on the top of your mouse.

Active Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Tools

  • Microsoft Excel

Instructions

  1. Open Excel.
  2. Click File at the top-left.
  3. Select Options in the left column.
  4. Choose the Advanced tab.
  5. Click the box to the left of Zoom on roll with Intellimouse to remove the check mark.
  6. Click the OK button.

Notes

If Excel is still zooming even after you have turned off this setting, then it may be something with your mouse itself. Look for any mouse applications on your computer and check for a setting that binds an action to your scroll wheel.

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