Keyboard Typing On Its Own on Windows 11/10? Don’t Panic, Here are the Fixes!

Imagine you are working on an important assignment or report using your Windows 11/10 computer and suddenly your keyboard starts acting weird and typing completely wrong things. It auto-types random letters, numbers, symbols, or even commands. This not only messes up your work but even causes errors, data loss, and corruption. 

PC/Laptop typing on its own can be caused by various factors, such as hardware issues, driver issues, malware, settings, or software conflicts (More reasons are listed below). Fortunately, there are some easy and effective ways to stop your keyboard from typing randomly and get back to normal.

Keyboard key

If you have a Logitech keyboard, you may find this previous post helpful: How to Fix Logitech Keyboard Not Working Issue in 5 Easy Steps

I’ve personally tried all the tricks shared below and for me updating the keyboard drivers to its latest and most compatible driver version helped in fixing the problem. 

If you don’t have the time to resolve the “Keyboard typing on its own” problem, try this hack!

If you’re looking for an instant fix to get rid of the problem, we suggest you fire up the on-screen keyboard. If you don’t know how to switch the on-screen keyboard, learn here  (By the way it is indeed wonderful!)

Keyboard typing

Why Is My Laptop Keyboard Automatically Typing?

There are a plethora of reasons why this must be happening:

  • Hardware issues, like damaged keyboard cable etc.
  • Outdated, incompatible, missing drivers.
  • Incorrectly configured Keyboard Settings.
  • Malware or virus infection.
  • Running old Operating System.
  • Common keyboard bugs.
  • And more!

Quick Fixes To the Keyboard On Laptop Randomly Typing Without Touching It!

Before you try any of our recommended solutions, we suggest doing the following:

  1. Disconnect your keyboard and reconnect it again. Ensure no keys are stuck!
  2. Check the keyboard cable for any potential damage.
  3. Ensure all the connecting ports are intact & clean them with the help of a fiber cloth.
  4. Try connecting the keyboard to another computer to confirm that the issue lies with the keyboard itself.

If none of these tricks helped, try the following solutions to fix the problem of Keyboard auto-typing on Windows 11/10.

How To Fix Keyboard Typing Randomly On Its Own? (2024)

Listed are some proven ways to fix the keyboard typing by itself as an issue. Try these troubleshooting workarounds in the stated sequence till your problem is resolved.

1. Disable Stick Keys

Sticky Keys are an excellent feature for users who are unable to press or face difficulty pressing shortcut key combinations. But oftentimes it causes a variety of keyboard errors, including the “Keyboard keeps typing on its own” problem. Hence, consider disabling it:

  1. Launch the Control Panel and navigate to the Ease of Access Center.
  2. Click on “Change how your keyboard works”.
  3. Now, disable all the options in the “Make it easier to type section”.
  4. At this step, you need to click “Set up Sticky Keys”.

Set up Sticky Keys

  1. Simply disable all options and hit Apply, followed by the OK button to implement the new changes!

As soon as it is disabled, the problem should be resolved by now!

2. Use A Different External Keyboard For A While

Just because your existing PC keyboard or laptop keyboard is typing automatically, you shouldn’t let your work suffer. We’d recommend that you get an external keyboard, at least till the time you can fix the current keyboard issue.

This is applicable for both your desktop PC as well as laptop. Bear in mind that your productivity shouldn’t be hampered first, and second, this is just a temporary fix. Also, make sure you disable your current keyboard, the steps for the same are mentioned below –

  1. Connect your external keyboard to your laptop
  2. Now, open your device manager by typing devmgmt.msc and press enter
  3. When the device manager window opens, locate your laptop’s keyboard under the Keyboard section, right-click on it and select Uninstall device
  4. Click Yes when the confirmation dialog box appears
    Uninstall device

3. Run The Keyboard Troubleshooter

Keyboard Troubleshooter

Last but not least, you can even try running the keyboard troubleshooter to resolve keyboard typing automatically. For this –

  1. Open Settings
  2. Go to Update & Security
  3. Click on Troubleshooter
  4. On the right-hand side click on the Keyboard and then click on Run the troubleshooter
  5. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen

4. Update Keyboard Driver

Updating or even reinstalling the keyboard driver may help you resolve the issue. One of the best ways to update the driver is to install a driver updater utility like Advanced Driver Updater. This tool has an extensive driver base so that you can quickly scan, install, and download and even update the latest drivers in a few clicks.

  1. You can scan your computer for outdated drivers and update them with the latest drivers which might hard to find manually.
    Update all
  2. You can even create a backup of existing drivers and restore them in case of an emergency.ADU

5. Tweak Keyboard Settings

Keyboard Settings

Users have reported that their keyboard automatically types multiple letters even after they have finished typing. If the keyboard on your laptop is typing automatically also though you know not pressing any keys, you can adjust few keyboard settings and resolve the issue –

  1. Open Control Panel by pressing Windows + R keys, type Control in the Run dialog box and press OK
  2. In the search bar, type keyboard
  3. When Keyboard Properties window, open move the slider towards the left in Repeat delay (closer to Long)
  4. Do the same with the Repeat rate slider, i.e., move it closer to Slow
  5. Test your keyboard’s performance in the bar that says Click here and hold down a key to test repeat rate
  6. Click on Apply, then click OK

6. Turn Off Filter Keys

Filter Keys

It could be that your keyboard is automatically typing in Windows 10 because the filter keys are enabled. Though they are useful and help keep track of keyboard repeat rates and repeated strokes, they can sometimes lead to unwarranted keystrokes. To disable this feature –

  1. Open Settings by pressing Windows + X key and click on Settings
  2. Go to Ease of Access
  3. On the left-hand side under the Interaction section,click on the Keyboard option
  4. Now look on the right-hand side at the second option, which is Filter Keys. Toggle it off

7. Use Registry Editor

You can also use the Registry Editor functionality to resolve the Windows 10 keyboard typing automatically issue. Here are the steps that you need to follow –

  1. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows + R key and the typing Regedit in the Run dialog box
  2. Follow this path –

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Accessibility > Keyboard Response

  1. Towards the right, double-click on each of these options and change the value as given below and press OK after each –

AutoRepeatDelay – 500

AutoRepeatRate – 50

BounceTime – 35

Registry Editor

  1. Restart your laptop or desktop to see if the keyboard has stopped typing automatically

8. Drain Your Laptop Battery

Something that can help stop your laptop keyboard from typing automatically is to drain away its battery. Simply keep your laptop running for a few hours. You can choose to keep it locked so that no further typing takes place. Once the battery is completely gone, remove the battery and hold and press the power button for approximately 30 seconds or a little more. This would help drain the full power out of your laptop.

Once done, insert the battery in your laptop again and check if the issue has been resolved.

Conclusion: How to Troubleshoot and Resolve Keyboard Typing On Its Own (2024)

We hope the above list of solutions will help you restore your keyboard’s functionality in a couple of clicks. If the issue persists, you may consider replacing your existing keyboard. If you don’t want to go with this alternative, you may try reinstalling the entire OS or performing a full reset.

For most of the users, updating keyboard drivers to the latest version also fixed the problem. Hence, you may try the same. Nevertheless, if you know any other workaround that can help in fixing “Laptop auto typing” do let us know your suggestions in the comments section below!

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  • comment_avtar
    My laptop keep on typing itself continuously with key 3 and sometimes coma sign(,) and I can’t stop it from this typing and it creates a lot of problem in which I can’t do any work further, Any solution of you have please mail me

    2 years ago
    • comment_avtar
      Mridula Nimawat
      Hello, It can be the issue with the sticky keys, try connecting another keyboard and see if the problem persists. Thanks

      2 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    I think so, n i will try to solve it Thanks for your reply

    2 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    Gaurav kumar singh
    Whenever i type any number 1 shows up repeatedly, i have tried so many options like updating drivers, troubleshoot etc, but nothing works please help me to solve this.

    2 years ago
    • comment_avtar
      Dheeraj Manghnani
      Hi Gaurav, You need to check your keyboard with a different PC to understand if the fault is with your Keyboard hardware or Windows OS. If it is with the OS then a reset without removing your personal files can help.

      2 years ago

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