Keyboard Automatically Typing - 5 Best Solutions

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Is your keyboard automatically typing? If yes, please read through this article for the resolutions. The main causes are issues with the external keyboard, malware infection, and inconsistent system settings. Let’s jump right in!

How To Stop Your Keyboard from Typing Automatically

Before attempting more complex fixes, try the following preliminary solutions:

  • Restart the computer.  
  • Check if a key is accidentally pressed on the external wired or Bluetooth keyboard.
  • Unplug and replug the external keyboard.
  • Check if the keys are stuck.

Solution 1: Update the Keyboard Drivers

If the keyboard drivers have gone bad or outdated, this problem may occur. To update them:

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window.
  2. Type the command DEVMGMT.MSC and hit Enter to open the Device Manager window.DEVMGMT
  3. Expand Keyboards.
  4. Right-click on HID Keyboard Device and select Update driver.Update keyboard drivers
  5. Click on Search automatically for drivers.Search automatically for drivers

You also have an automatic alternative for the solution above, and that is a handy updater tool. This kind of software can replace all outdated drivers with fresh versions from a constantly-verified database.

Solution 2: Turn Off Sticky, Toggle, and Filter Keys

If the Sticky, Toggle, or Filter keys are turned on, it may cause the keys to appear stuck. To disable them:

  1. Right-click on the Start button and select Settings from the menu.Settings
  2. Go to Accessibility >> Keyboard.Accessibility Keyboard
  3. Turn the switches off for Sticky, Toggle, and Filter keys.Turn off keys

Solution 3: Scan Your System for Viruses and Malware

Some malware may cause your system to type automatically. You can isolate this cause by performing an anti-virus scan on your system.

  1. Search for Windows Security in the Windows Search bar.
  2. Open the Windows Security application.Open Windows Security
  3. Go to the Virus and Threat protection tab.
  4. Select Scan options in the right pane.
  5. Check the radio button at Full scan.
  6. Click on Scan now.Windows Security Full Scan

Solution 4: Troubleshoot in Clean Boot State

A lot of third-party software products influence the keyboard and typing in a system. To isolate this possibility, you can troubleshoot your system in the Clean Boot state.

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window.
  2. Type the command MSCONFIG and hit Enter to open the System Configuration window.MSCONFIG
  3. Go to the Services tab.
  4. Check the box associated with Hide All Microsoft Devices.
  5. Click on Disable all if any other service is checked.
  6. Select Apply and then OK.Clean Boot
  7. Click on the option to Restart your system.

Once your system reboots, all third-party software products will be disabled by default. Try to figure out the culprit program.

Solution 5: Replace the External Keyboard

Once you’re sure that there’s no issue with the system, you can consider replacing the external keyboard. But just to double-check, try the keyboard with a different computer first. If it doesn’t work with the second computer either, replace it.

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Final Words

If you notice that your keyboard is automatically typing, check if some key is stuck on the external keyboard. That’s the most usual cause. If that’s not it, you can proceed with the solutions I explained above.

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