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  1. J.Martin9 Win User

    USB Keyboard on Windows 10 does not work unless holding keys, and then only repeats the...


    Earlier tonight my USB Keyboard began to have an odd issue. It would only input if I held down the keys for several seconds, and then would input several of the same letter as long as I held it. I replaced the keyboard with another USB Keyboard and had the same issue. The keyboards themselves work fine; I plugged them into my laptop to test them.My older PS2 port keyboard works just fine. I already tried reinstalling the USB Keyboard drivers, made sure Filter Keys was turned off, and even did a BIOS reset. Is there a known solution to this problem? Googling got me nowhere.

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    J.Martin9, Nov 20, 2021
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  2. hoyomi Win User

    Hold Key Doesn't Repeat in Every Application in WIndows 10

    I am using Dell XPS13 9360 running Windows 10 with everything up to date (Windows update, Dell update, Bios, Intel Chipset, etc).

    Recently, possibly after last bios upgrade, holding keys no longer repeat properly in every applications. A few examples:

    • Office 2016 - backspace repeats but arrow and delete keys don't
    • Chrome/IE11 - nothing repeats
    • Edge - all keys repeat as expected

    I tried all the suggestions around ticking or unticking "User Filter Keys" option. It didn't solve the problem. On-screen keyboard has the same behavior

    The only way to "fix" the issue is to uninstall all keyboard drivers in device manager and reboot following the prompt. Once the PC is back up, every key repeats normal, but only till the next reboot where the issue reoccurs.

    Is there anything else I can try to solve the problem once for all?
     
    hoyomi, Nov 20, 2021
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  3. Keyboard repeat delay and repeat speed

    Hi Joseph,

    I suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the keyboard driver. Follow the steps to uninstall & reinstall the keyboard driver from device manager.


    • Press Windows key + X from the
      Keyboard
      and click on Device Manager.

    • In Device Manager, double click on the
      Keyboard.

    • It will show you the device driver name, select that device and then right click on it.

    • Click on Uninstall button.

    • Restart the computer, the drivers will get automatically installed on your Windows 10.

    • Repeat the same for Mice and other pointing devices.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Deepak_Krishnan R, Nov 20, 2021
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  4. USB Keyboard on Windows 10 does not work unless holding keys, and then only repeats the...

    USB keyboard disconnects when holding any button down

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below methods and check if it helps.

    Method 1: I suggest you to try the following steps and check if it helps:

    • The USB connection may be loose. Try unplugging the keyboard, and then plugging it back in.
    • Plug the keyboard into a different USB port.
    • If your keyboard is plugged into a USB hub or USB switch box, try removing it and plugging the keyboard into the computer.
    • Unplug other USB devices that are not in use.
    • Try the keyboard on another computer to verify it is working correctly

    Method 2: Also I suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the usb keyboard drivers as below and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows+X and go to device manager.
    • Then expand keyboards and right click on the driver.
    • Then click on uninstall and restart the computer.
    • It will be reinstalled automatically and check if it helps.

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.

     
    Karthicka_R, Nov 20, 2021
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