The arrow keys, also known as cursor keys, are a great way to scroll up and down text without touching your fingers. This is especially useful when using an Android phone and it’s easy to do on most keyboard apps.

However, there are several reasons why your arrow keys may stop working. If that’s the case, you can try these 6 fixes that have helped other users get their arrow keys back working again. Check this out!

Up arrow

The Up arrow (|) is an arrow key that allows you to move the cursor one character at a time. This is a common feature in word processors and other software.

The arrow keys are commonly found between the standard section of the keyboard and the numeric keypad on computer keyboards. They are often called cursor control keys, direction keys, or navigation keys.

Some compact keyboards may move the arrow keys to the keypad and switch between them and the standard keyboard by pressing the Num Lock key.

The Up Arrow Symbol can be easily typed using the shortcut Alt + 24. However, this method can only work on laptops that have a numeric keypad as the Up Arrow Sign does not have dedicated keys on the keyboard.

Down arrow

When typing in Word or any other text editor, the ‘up’ arrow moves your cursor up one line of typed characters at a time, the ‘down’ arrow moves it down one line at a time and so on. These arrows are also known as direction arrows () and move your cursor in the same way as the Up, Left, Right arrow keys do.

Besides the arrows, Windows keyboards also have Home, PgUp, End, and PgDn keys that move your cursor in a different way. To use these keys, simply press and hold the caret symbol on your keyboard to select them.

To use the Down Arrow Symbol in your document, first open the Character Viewer on your computer. It’s an easy-to-use application that allows you to insert arrow symbols and emoji into your text. Once you have the Down Arrow Symbol, you can copy it by double clicking on it to paste it wherever you need it.

Left arrow

Arrows are a common way of marking direction. They can be found on many signs, and they are commonly used in mathematics. In these cases, upward arrows indicate an increase in a value, and downward arrows indicate a decrease.

You can create arrow symbols using your keyboard on a Windows PC, Mac, Android, and iPhone. To do this, you can use the arrow symbol character map on Windows or open the Character Viewer on Mac.

For Windows, you can type 24 (up arrow), 25 (down arrow), 26 (right arrow), or 27 (left arrow) and release the Alt key to create the desired arrow. You can also use the numeric keypad or NumLock key to type in an arrow.

For a variety of arrows, you can choose from the large collection of arrows available in the Character Map on Windows. These include right and left arrows, up arrows, down arrows, double-sided arrows, and miscellaneous options. You can then drag or double-click the arrow you want to use in your document.

Right arrow

The Right arrow is a type of keyboard symbol that indicates direction. It is used in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other applications to indicate a move from one position to another.

This symbol is also available as an emoji on iPhones and Android devices. You can create the symbol on a Windows PC, Mac, or Android device using a combination of keys known as a keyboard shortcut.

A standard computer keyboard features four arrow keys that can be used to navigate documents and move characters in video games. The arrow keys are arranged in an inverted-T configuration on the left side of the numeric keypad.

The left arrow controls forward, the right arrow moves backward, and the down arrow strafes from left to right. There are some variations of these arrow keys on different computer keyboards, including WASD (AOE on Dvorak keyboards; ZQSD on AZERTY keyboards) and the W/S and A/D combinations. Check out this webpage.