|Blog Summary: If your keyboard keeps pressing keys on its own without your intervention, then there’s a high probability that an outdated keyboard driver is to be blamed. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the causes and troubleshooting steps to fix the issue.|
Keyboard automatic typing issues can get you into a lot of trouble, especially when you’re at work or chatting with your loved ones about urgent matters.
Though it’s not uncommon for keyboards to malfunction from time to time, a lot of users keep complaining about problems like – – certain keyboard keys randomly stopping working and keyboard typing completely wrong things as per the Reddit forum.
Such issues usually appear due to faulty hardware or outdated drivers or operating system. In this blog post, we’re focusing on the most annoying error keyboard typing on its own on Windows 11/10 PC and its potential solutions. So, without any further ado, let’s start troubleshooting the problem!
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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- Outdated, incompatible, missing drivers.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!
How To Fix Keyboard Typing Randomly On Its Own? (2023)
Listed are some proven ways to fix the keyboard typing by itself 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:
- Launch the Control Panel and navigate to the Ease of Access Center.
- Click on “Change how your keyboard works”.
- Now, disable all the options in the “Make it easier to type section”.
- At this step, you need to click “Set up Sticky Keys”.
- 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 –
- Connect your external keyboard to your laptop
- Now, open your device manager by typing devmgmt.msc and press enter
- When the device manager window opens, locate your laptop’s keyboard under the Keyboard section, right-click on it and select Uninstall device
- Click Yes when the confirmation dialog box appears
3. Run The Keyboard Troubleshooter
Last but not least, you can even try running the keyboard troubleshooter to resolve keyboard typing automatically. For this –
- Open Settings
- Go to Update & Security
- Click on Troubleshooter
- On the right-hand side click on the Keyboard and then click on Run the troubleshooter
- 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.
- You can scan your computer for outdated drivers and update them with the latest drivers which might hard to find manually.
- You can even create a backup of existing drivers and restore them in case of an emergency.
5. Tweak 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 –
- Open Control Panel by pressing Windows + R keys, type Control in the Run dialog box and press OK
- In the search bar, type keyboard
- When Keyboard Properties window, open move the slider towards the left in Repeat delay (closer to Long)
- Do the same with the Repeat rate slider, i.e., move it closer to Slow
- Test your keyboard’s performance in the bar that says Click here and hold down a key to test repeat rate
- Click on Apply, then click OK
6. Turn Off 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 –
- Open Settings by pressing Windows + X key and click on Settings
- Go to Ease of Access
- On the left-hand side under the Interaction section,click on the Keyboard option
- 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 –
- Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows + R key and the typing Regedit in the Run dialog box
- Follow this path –
HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Accessibility > Keyboard Response
- 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
- 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.
Hopefully the list of solutions will help you restore your keyboard’s full functionality in a couple of clicks. In 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.
Besides this, we suggest you keep your keyboard cleaned using rubbing alcohol, wipes, cotton swabs, and a lint-free cloth. Make sure it is free from dust, debris, and grime that might affect a keyboard’s performance. If you know any other workaround that can fix the problem of auto-pressing, then do share it with us in the comments section below!
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WinstarMy 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
Mridula NimawatHello, It can be the issue with the sticky keys, try connecting another keyboard and see if the problem persists. Thanks
WinstarI think so, n i will try to solve it Thanks for your reply
Gaurav kumar singhWhenever 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.
Dheeraj ManghnaniHi 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.