How to unlock the keyboard of my PC Windows 10

Although we can lock the screen in Windows 10 with the keyboard, it is also possible to lock the keyboard, although this usually happens accidentally. If you have this problem, read the following guide where we will tell you how to unlock your keyboard in Windows 10 in detail .

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  1. What procedure should I follow to unlock the Windows 10 keyboard?
  2. What are the most common reasons why the keyboard may be locked?
    1. Verify that keyboard has been locked
    2. Check that the keyboard is working properly
    3. Check that all keys are enabled
    4. Update or reinstall keyboard controls
  3. In an emergency, how can I use a virtual keyboard?
  4. How to disable the keyboard lock?

What procedure should I follow to unlock the Windows 10 keyboard?

In the event that the keyboard is locked, the most likely cause is the ‘filter keys’ . Filter keys are a feature in Windows Accessibility Options and can be turned off completely. In any case, if your keyboard is already locked, try the following:

  • Hold down the Shift key for about 10 seconds
  • You should hear a short beep announcing that the filter key function has been disabled.
  • Finally, check if you can use the keyboard normally. Optionally you can deactivate this function with the instructions that we indicate later

What are the most common reasons why the keyboard may be locked?

There are several reasons why the keyboard can be blocked, in view of this it is best to analyze these causes to find the solution to the problem . Before any solution perform the following checks when the keyboard does not work.

Verify that keyboard has been locked

A locked keyboard does not respond when its keys are pressed. Therefore, if you notice that the keyboard turns on and is connected correctly but does not work, it is possibly blocked. In any case, we recommend that you verify that the keyboard does not have any problems .

Check that the keyboard is working properly

It does not hurt to check the integrity of the keyboard, it is possible that some keys do not work for the simple fact that the keyboard is faulty. If so, it would be best to connect the keyboard to another computer , if it continues to fail with some keys, it may be physical damage.

Physical damage is very common when the keyboard gets wet or dropped and could cause the keyboard to not work or appear to be locked up. In this case, there are certain ways to fix a wet keyboard , but hurry up, the more time goes by, the harder it will be to fix .

Check that all keys are enabled

For many years, keyboards have had buttons to activate certain functions. The most classic use is that of the ‘Num Lock’ key, although some modern keyboards also integrate other functions, such as the Windows key lock. Check directly that these blocks are not activated .

Update or reinstall keyboard controls

If you have a modern or mechanical keyboard, the software may be having issues. If so, it would not hurt to return the keyboard to factory settings or reinstall the keyboard driver . Simply unplugging it and plugging it back in can also help.

In an emergency, how can I use a virtual keyboard?

By default Windows 10 has a virtual keyboard that we can use very easily. This keyboard is especially useful when our physical keyboard doesn’t work or when it crashes. Read on to find the virtual keyboard in Windows 10.

  • Open the Start Menu.
  • Find ‘On-Screen Keyboard’and run the app.
  • The on-screen keyboard will be displayed, you can increase or reduce its size to your liking and it is used using the mouse.

The above can help you get out of trouble and in fact the Windows virtual keyboard has improved a lot in recent versions . In any case, there are other ways that you can activate the virtual keyboard that can be useful if the above does not work.

How to disable the keyboard lock?

As we pointed out before, it is possible that the keyboard has problems with the lock due to the accessibility options . If so, it is worth checking and deactivating some of these options. You can verify this in the following way.

  • Open Control Panel
  • Go to the ‘Ease of Access Center’ section
  • At the bottom look for ‘Make the keyboard easier to use’and enter this section
  • Check if some of the options shown are activated, if so, deactivate them, paying special attention to the ‘filter keys’ function

 

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