How to fix Keyboard Problems with the Windows 10 Keyboard Troubleshooter

How to fix Keyboard Problems with the Windows 10 Keyboard Troubleshooter

If you recently upgraded to Windows 10 and have keyboard problems, you’re not alone. Many other Windows 10 users are reporting the same problem, especially after installing update KB4074588 from Feb. 13, 2018.

And thankfully, there is a solution prepared by IR Cache. Here are a few options to try. You probably don’t need to try them all. Just go through the list until you find one that solves the problem.

What causes keyboard problems in Windows 10

What causes keyboard problems in Windows 10

Windows 10 has some problems with older drivers, and one of those drivers seems to be the Synaptics driver. Windows 10 is not fully compatible with this driver, which can cause your laptop keyboard to stop working after Windows 10 is installed.

Filter Keys are a feature designed to ignore short or repetitive keystrokes, and according to users, this feature is enabled by default on their laptops, which is what is causing the keyboard problem.

Unfortunately, various software and hardware problems can interfere with the keyboard. In this case, simply follow the troubleshooting steps described below.

Troubleshoot keyboard problems in Windows 10

Troubleshoot keyboard problems in Windows 10

Use the Windows 10 keyboard troubleshooter

Windows 10 already comes with plenty of troubleshooters that you can use to diagnose and fix certain issues. Fortunately, there is a troubleshooter specifically designed to detect keyboard-related errors that can be fixed by the system automatically.

Here’s how to run the Windows 10 keyboard troubleshooter.

  1. Click the Windows icon on the taskbar and select Settings.
  2. Search for “Fix Keyboard” using the built-in search in the Settings app, then tap “Find and fix keyboard problems”.
  3. Click “Next” to run the troubleshooter. You should see Windows detect problems.
  4. If the problems are successfully identified, you can follow the instructions on the screen to try an automatic fix.

Update your drivers

Outdated drivers can cause many problems on your system. Be sure to update them to potentially fix your Windows 10 keyboard problems.

  1. Press Windows + X on your keyboard and select Device Manager from the menu.
  2. Expand the Keyboard menu by clicking the arrow next to it.
  3. Right-click on the keyboard in the menu and select Update Drivers.
  4. Allow Windows 10 to search for the latest driver on your local computer or online, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

Disable the Filter Keys feature

The Filter Keys feature has a known bug that causes keyboard problems. You can easily disable Filter Keys by following these steps and potentially restore your keyboard in minutes.

  1. Press Windows + R on the on-screen keyboard to bring up the “Run” utility, then type “control” and press OK. The control panel opens.
  2. Make sure the display mode is set to Category.
  3. Then click on the “Ease of Use” section.
  4. In the Usability Center, click the “Change the way the keyboard works” link.
  5. Make sure the checkbox next to “Enable filter keys” is empty. If you see a checkmark, simply click it to remove it.
  6. Click the “Apply” button, then “OK”. You should now be able to check if your keyboard works as expected.

Disable Quick Launch

Some users have noted that setting Quick Launch can cause problems with device functionality, especially when connecting devices or drivers. You can check this by disabling Quick Launch using our guide below.

  1. Press Windows + R on the on-screen keyboard to bring up the “Run” utility, then type “control” and press OK. The control panel will open.
  2. Make sure the display mode is set to Category.
  3. Then click on the Hardware and Sound heading.
  4. Open the Power Options menu.
  5. In the left pane, click the “Choose what the power buttons do” link.
  6. You will see options that allow you to change the way your computer starts up. To change these settings, click on the “Change settings that are not currently available” link.
  7. Make sure that the “Enable Quick Startup” checkbox is not checked, then click the “Save Changes” button.
  8. Restart the device and check if the keyboard works properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

The easiest solution is to gently turn the keyboard or laptop and shake it slightly. Usually, whatever is under the keys or inside the keyboard is removed and frees the keys to work efficiently again.

Go to Windows Settings -> Time and Language -> Region & Language. Under Preferred languages, add a new language. Any language will work. Once added, click on the new language.

The quickest way to solve this problem is to simply press Shift + Alt to switch between languages. But if that doesn't help, and you're still experiencing the same problems, you'll have to dig a little deeper. Go to Control Panel -> Region and Language and click on the "Keyboard and Languages" tab.

  1. On your device, activate Samsung Keyboard and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Keyboard size and layout.
  3. Adjust the keyboard size or tap RESET.
  4. Tap Done.