My keyboard double types when I type. I have to go back and fix it almost every time I type something. Why does this happen? It is possible that you have a hardware problem, such as a bad keyboard or a software problem, such as a stuck key.
You should be able to fix the issue by updating the keyboard driver, adjusting the keyboard settings, or adjusting the Filter Keys settings. Here’s what you need to know.
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Why Does My Keyboard Double Type?
There are a few reasons why your keyboard might double-type. The first is that your keyboard is dirty. If you’ve spilled soda on it or food crumbs have gotten in between the keys, then those particles could be causing some issues with the way your keyboard works.
Just take a second to clean off your keyboard and see if that fixes it!
You Might Have Set the Repeat Delay Setting to Fast
If your keyboard double types, it’s likely that you have set the repeat delay setting to fast. A fast repeat rate can cause this issue, so if you want to be able to type without interruptions, you’ll need to change it. To solve this problem, follow these steps:
- Click the “Start” button
- Click the “Settings” icon
- Select “Devices” from the menu on the left-hand side of your screen (if this menu is not there already)
- Click “Mouse & Touchpad,” then select “Touchpad Settings” and click “Change Advanced Gestures…”
- In the box that pops up next after clicking on “Advanced Gesture” select “Show All Settings…” and scroll down until you see an option called “Touchpad Speed.”
Use your mouse or touchpad to drag that slider towards slow until it shows 300 milliseconds for its value under Repeat Delay (it will also say something like 300 ms instead of 0 ms).
This will slow down how fast or far your cursor moves between clicks and make typing easier without having as many typos
Your Touch Keyboard Stuck Might Open Automatically
The best way to fix the touch keyboard stuck problem is to disable the touch keyboard service and uninstall and reinstall your keyboard driver.
After you do that, restart your computer, then turn on the touch keyboard again. If these simple steps don’t work, try uninstalling and reinstalling your keyboard device through Device Manager or using System Restore.
If you’re still not having any luck fixing this issue after trying all of these methods, check out our guide on how to use SFC scan and repair tool in Windows 10 to fix system files issues in Windows 10 computers.
Driver Issues May Cause Your Keyboard Double Type Problem
A driver is a piece of software that controls the interaction between an operating system and the hardware attached to it.
When you press down on your keyboard’s keys, it sends signals to your computer. These signals are interpreted by the keyboard’s drivers and translated into words on your screen.
This process happens in reverse when you type-the letters appear as symbols on your screen and are transformed into English characters by your keyboard’s driver, which then transmits them to Windows for further handling.
What Does “Driver Conflict” Mean?
When there are multiple drivers trying to do their job at once (as is often the case with peripheral devices), they can occasionally get confused about who should be doing what.
The result: Sometimes one driver will think another one has control over its device even though it doesn’t have access privileges; other times two drivers will both believe they have control over one piece of hardware when only one of them actually does-and so on!
Either way, this leads to some serious trouble because if something goes wrong with one part but not another part then this causes problems when attempting normal operation – like typing quickly while using multiple fingers simultaneously!
How Do I Update My Drivers?
If you’re having issues controlling multiple finger inputs (or just want better performance overall) then updating all relevant components could help solve some underlying problems related with bad connections/faults within older versions of certain components used during installation processes.
The Filter Keys Setting Might Interfere with the Typing and Cause Your Keyboard Double Type Issue
If you are a user of the Windows operating system, there is a chance that your keyboard double type issue may be caused by the filter keys setting.
This utility was designed to ignore keystrokes that occur in rapid succession. By turning this setting off, you should no longer experience any problems with your keyboard double typing.
Here is how to turn off the filter keys feature in Windows 10:
1 Go to Settings in your Taskbar and click on it
2 In Settings, type Filter Keys and select it from the list of results displayed on screen
3 Select Off under Filter Keys when viewing its options (you can also select On if you’d like this feature enabled)
The Sticky Keys Feature Is Enabled on Your PC
Sometimes, the Sticky Keys feature is enabled on your PC. It can cause the keyboard to double type.
To disable Sticky Keys:
- Go to Control Panel “Ease of Access Center” Keyboard (tab) Under “Use Sticky Keys,” click Set up Sticky Keys Settings. If you are using a mouse, right-click the Taskbar and click Task Manager; go to More details view in Task Manager and then select Windows Explorer process; right-click it and choose New Shortcut (see screenshot below).
- In the Create Shortcut dialog box that pops up, type C:\Windows\System32\StikyNotify.exe /reboot into the shortcut Name field, make sure there’s a check mark or an X by both “Run as administrator” boxes, then click Finish button on its bottom line to create this shortcut file on your Desktop or wherever you want it stored
In this article, we’ve covered five reasons why your keyboard double types. From the issues with the software, to hardware problems and even faulty keyboards themselves, there are a lot of reasons why your keyboard might be doubling up on characters when you type.
However, if you’re experiencing this problem it’s important that you’re able to figure out what’s causing it so that you can fix it as soon as possible! If any of these points sound like they apply to what’s going on with your computer then head over here for more information on how each issue can be fixed!
If you enjoyed this article, check out our Why Does My Keyboard Lag? and our Why Does My Keyboard Randomly Stop Working? articles!