keyboard to its default settings may be necessary.
and hopefully one of the solutions will help get things back on track. However, if none of the solutions explained in the article worked and you have made up your mind to reset your keyboard to default settings, we have three different methods for you.
How To Reset Your Keyboard To Default Settings In Windows 10?
Check if it is a Physical issue?
Before resetting, we should make sure that the keyboard issues you have been experiencing aren’t due to any physical defects. An easy way to test this is to boot the computer into safe mode and check the keyboard’s performance. If it continues to behave strangely in safe mode too, the issue may be hardware-related rather than due to some software and no amount of resetting will help, instead, you will need to pay your local computer store a visit.
. Ensure the Safe boot type is selected as Minimal.
to save the changes and exit the window.
) for the sake of it. If it doesn’t work alright, try thoroughly cleaning the keyboard (use a hairdryer to blow dust out from within the keyboard), inspect the connecting cable for any tears, plug in a different keyboard if you have one handy, etc.
3 Ways to Reset Your Computer Keyboard to Default Settings
Once you have confirmed the issue isn’t hardware related, we can move on to the software side of things. One of the easiest ways to reset or refresh a hardware device is to uninstall its drivers and install the latest ones. Also, you may need to check the keyboard’s calibration and if any keyboard-related features such as sticky keys or filter keys aren’t messing with its performance. Another way to wipe the current settings is to change the computer language.
Method 1: Reinstall the Keyboard Drivers
can be used to maintain the drivers. One can also visit their keyboard manufacturer’s website, download the latest drivers and manually install them.
from the Power User menu.
by clicking on the tiny arrow to its right.
from the ensuing context menu.
to continue. Restart your computer.
If the automatic installation process fails, choose the second option and manually locate and install the keyboard drivers (You will need to download them from the manufacturer’s site beforehand).
Method 2: Check Keyboard Settings
Windows, along with allowing some basic tinkering with the keyboard, includes a few built-in features for the same. A miscalibration of the keyboard settings may be causing irregular key responses or one of the enabled features may be interfering. Follow the below steps to restore your computer keyboard to its default settings and to disable all related features.
, and hit enter to open the application.
item. Once found, click on it.
3. In the following Keyboard Properties window, adjust the Repeat Delay and Repeat rate sliders on the Speed tab to calibrate your computer keyboard. The default keyboard settings are as shown in the below picture.
to save any modifications that were made.
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Method 3: Change Keyboard Language
If reinstalling drivers and disabling keyboard features didn’t prove fruitful, we will be resetting it by switching to a different language and then reverting back to the original. Changing languages is known to reset keyboard settings to their default state.
5. Install any other English language or anyone that you can easily read and understand. Untick optional language features as we will be switching back to the original language immediately.
6. Click on the newly added language to view available options and then on the upward-facing arrow to make it the new default language.
7. Now, put your computer to sleep. In the case of laptops, simply close the lid.
8. Press any random key on the keyboard to activate your computer and open Settings > Time & Language again.
9. Set the original language (English (United States)) as your default again and restart your computer to bring the changes into effect.
Apart from the above soft-reset methods, users can visit their manufacturer’s website or simply Google how to hard reset their keyboards. The procedure is unique to each but a general method includes unplugging the keyboard and leaving it unplugged for about 30-60 secs. Press and hold the Esc key while reconnecting the cable to hard reset.
Reset your Mac keyboard
macOS device is relatively easy as a built-in option for the same is present. Similar to Windows, one can also change their computer language in order to reset the keyboard.
(click on the Apple logo icon present at the top-right corner & then select it) and click on Keyboard.
3. If you have multiple keyboards hooked up to your mac computer, use the Select keyboard drop-down menu and choose the one you would like to reset.
options at the bottom-left.
icon at the bottom-left corner to add a new language. Set the new one as primary and perform a system restart.
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