Keyboard or keypad, whether something that’s already attached to a laptop or external peripheral, is an indispensable part of your computer. Over time with use, or due to other reasons such as external damages, defects, or any internal system-related issues, your keyboard can cause many issues. For instance, it may just stop working altogether. Here, we are going to address a problem where your keyboard starts typing automatically without your inputs.
Note: If you have landed on this blog, chances are your keyboard is already acting weirdly by typing on its own. We’d suggest that you fire up the on-screen keyboard. If you don’t know how to switch the on-screen keyboard, worry not! And click here(By the way it is indeed wonderful!)
Fixes To Solve The Problem Of Keyboard Typing Automatically – In A Nutshell
1. 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
2. Tweak Keyboard Settings If Laptop Keyboard Is Typing Automatically
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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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.
6. Let Your Laptop’s Battery Drain
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.
7. 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
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