Windows 10: Ctrl key not working

Discus and support Ctrl key not working in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello Both Ctrl keys of my laptop is not working. Is there any way to change the function of any other key to Ctrl function. Or what else can be... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Sangam Raj, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Ctrl key not working


    Hello

    Both Ctrl keys of my laptop is not working. Is there any way to change the function of any other key to Ctrl function.

    Or what else can be done?

    :)
     
    Sangam Raj, Sep 19, 2019
    #1
  2. Pavan_N Win User

    Both CTRL keys not working

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    • Do you get any error message?
    • Did you make any changes in your computer prior to this issue?

    I appreciate the troubleshooting steps you have tried to resolve the issue.

    Follow the steps below and check if that helps.

    Method 1: To check if Ctrl keys work in Onscreen keyboard.

    • Press Windows Key + R and type osk and hit Enter.
    Try using Ctrl keys and check if that helps.

    if you still face the issue, try Method 2.

    Method 2: Run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter.

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with the Bluetooth adapter. Refer these steps:


    • Press Windows key + X, select
      Control panel.


    • Change the view by option on the top right to
      Large icons.

    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the
      view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.

    • Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.
    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.

    Thanks
     
    Pavan_N, Sep 19, 2019
    #2
  3. CTRL Keys not working.

    I tried all the above methods, but still it is not working. I noticed that the onscreen keyboard is working with the CTRL and also I tried connecting an external keyboard. That worked too. I don't understand how both the CTRL stopped working suddenly as
    I don't even use the right CTRL much.
     
    ManthanGupta, Sep 19, 2019
    #3
  4. Ctrl key not working

    Both Ctrl keys not working

    Hello,

    If you're also experiencing the same, have you also tried using external keyboards and see if it makes any difference? Have you also checked if the CTRL keys work on onscreen keyboard? If you still haven't, just press
    Windows Key + R and type osk and hit Enter. By the way, when you say you've already "tried the troubleshooting", do you mean
    Hardware and Device Troubleshooter? If not, you can follow the steps below:

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with the Bluetooth adapter. Refer these steps:


    • Press Windows key + X, select Control panel.

    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.

    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.

    • Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
    Michelle Vil, Sep 19, 2019
    #4
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