How to speed up a keyboard?
There’s nothing like a slow keyboard response on your PC when working on your projects. Normally, you’d expect the words you’re typing on the keyboard to appear at a steady speed on your computer screen. However, when the words show up seconds later due to keyboard lag, it gets frustrating.
So, what causes slow typing on a computer? Some of the possible reasons include outdated keyboard drivers, filter key activation, corrupted system files, insufficient Random Access Memory (RAM), virus infections, and hardware issues.
Fortunately, you can resolve this issue, and today’s article shows you various solutions on how to speed up a keyboard typing delay on Windows 10.
Solution 1: Check for hardware problems
The first thing to check is if your keyboard is properly connected to your computer. If it’s a wired keyboard, confirm that the cable is properly fixed. You can even connect it using a different port.
If it’s a wireless keyboard, try to replace the batteries to see if the problem is solved. If these options fail, try a different keyboard to rule out the possibility of a faulty keyboard.
Solution 2: Run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
The Hardware and Devices troubleshooter is an important Windows 10 tool that helps ensure that any hardware or device installed on your computer is functioning properly.
To use the Troubleshoot feature:
- Press the Windows Key and type troubleshoot.
- Click the first result that appears titled as “Troubleshoot”.
- Find “Hardware and Devices” and select it.
- Click the “Run the troubleshooter” button. If the troubleshooter detects issues with your hardware or devices, follow the on-screen instructions to fix them.
Solution 3: Update your keyboard drivers
Another reason that could cause keyboard lag is if your system has outdated, missing, or incompatible drivers. You need to update them before the issue becomes even more complicated.
The easiest and safest way for you to update your keyboard and graphics drivers is by installing Auslogics Driver Updater. The tool scans for missing and outdated drivers and gives you a detailed report of each driver.
Not only does the software allow you to update the drivers with a single click, but it also installs the latest manufacturer’s release to ensure that the hardware functions correctly. Why go through all the hassle of finding the affected drivers one by one when you have Auslogics Driver Updater?
Solution 4: Disable the Filter Keys
When the Filter Keys are activated, they slow down your typing speed since they coordinate with the operating system to ignore repeated keystrokes.
To fix that, you need to disable the Filter Keys using these steps:
- Click Start > Settings.
- Navigate to Ease of Access > Keyboard.
- Scroll down to “Use Filter Keys” and click to toggle the button to “Off”.
If your keyboard response doesn’t improve, try Solution 5 below.
Solution 5: Run the DISM tool and SFC scan
The Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) is a Windows tool that helps fix Windows corruption errors caused by misconfigurations when installing Windows Updates. Such errors could damage system files, which may affect your keyboard response. DISM will check and fix such errors.
- Press the Windows Key, and type cmd.
- Right-click the first result, “Command Prompt”, and select “Run as administrator”.
- Select “Yes” if prompted to open the “Administrator: Command Prompt” window.
- Type the following command:
- DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth
- Press Enter. Windows will check and correct any issues caused by broken or missing files. Wait for this process to complete, which might take 15 minutes or more.
Once your operating system finishes the repair, restart your PC and check if your keyboard response has improved. You can then run an SFC scan to restore any corrupt files.
To run an SFC scan:
- Repeat Steps 1 to 3 above.
- Type sfc/scannow, and hit Enter.
When the scan is complete, restart your computer and use your keyboard to check if the normal speed has been restored.
We hope you find a solution that helps to speed up your keyboard response. We would love to hear your thoughts on the comments below.