Windows 10: ESC and ~ keys dont work

Discus and support ESC and ~ keys dont work in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; my ESC, FN and ~ keys stopped working when i was using my laptop like usually. i clearly remember using ESC less than 5 minutes ago before i noticed... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Wojtek G, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Wojtek G Win User

    ESC and ~ keys dont work


    my ESC, FN and ~ keys stopped working when i was using my laptop like usually. i clearly remember using ESC less than 5 minutes ago before i noticed it stopped working.


    is it possible that i accidentally pressed some key combination that disables these keys? i have encountered similar problems before, but now i cant find anything in internet


    i don't think it is technical problem (keyboard was never spilled with water or other substances, and all other keys work without problems) but i can not be sure


    i tried to install newer drivers but Windows says i have newest ones


    i use Acer Nitro 5 Laptop with Windows 10 x64 and with build-in keyboard. i don't have any spare keyboard to test if these keys will work on it.


    is it possible that the problem fix itself? i read that it may fix itself after some time. i restarted my laptop a couple of times but no effect.


    if you need to know something more to help me feel free to ask

    :)
     
    Wojtek G, Oct 10, 2019
    #1

  2. ESC key isn't working

    My ESC key isn't working i need
    help
    please. I need ESC a lot in games. I tired
    Keytweak
    and tired to replace the ESC
    key but they didn't work aswell .
     
    moonlimalin, Oct 10, 2019
    #2
  3. Dice Vil Win User
    ESC key not working in games

    Hi Jerome,

    We'll need to isolate if the issue is with your keyboard or the game itself.

    First, does your ESC key work outside of the game? Have you also tried connecting a different keyboard to see if the same issue occurs?

    If your ESC key works outside of the game, you'll need to contact the game developer for further assistance regarding the game's interface and functions. On the other hand, if other keyboards work fine using ESC key in-game then you'll need to contact your
    keyboard/computer manufacturer since that's already pointing to a hardware issue.

    We'd appreciate it if you could confirm this in your next reply. Feel free to share your thoughts and concerns here so we can also assist you further if need be.
     
    Dice Vil, Oct 10, 2019
    #3
  4. methsquid Win User

    ESC and ~ keys dont work

    ESC key not responding (windows 10) (however shift+ESC works)

    I have a new install of windows 10 and have lost function of the esc key

    i can use the function of esc by using 'shift+ESC' however this is now what i want...

    how do i get my keyboards to work normally?

    I am trying to use Autocad 2017 and use the esc key frequently.

    I have reset drivers on two keyboards, a Logitech k375s and a Microsoft wired keyboard 600 and the problem is the same
     
    methsquid, Oct 10, 2019
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