How to disable single or specific keys from laptop keyboard?
Built in keyboard keys malfunction is one problem which most of the laptop users face at some point of time and it is quite annoying. In some cases, one or more keys gets automatically pressed. There are different reasons for it - Driver issue or dirt under the keys being the most common.
How to Solve this?
1. Uninstall and reinstall the driver
The first thing you can try is by uninstalling the Keyboard driver.
1.Press Windows key + R, then type in devmgmt.msc. or rightclick on windows logo in the taskbar and choose `Device Manager` 2.Expand the Keyboard and right click and uninstall the keyboard driver. 3.Reboot the system.
Once you reboot the system, the keyboard driver gets automatically installed and in most of the case this should solve the problem.
2. Clean the malfunctioning key
Another issue due to which the key malfunctioning could be because of any dirt or foreign particles under the keyboard. In such cases, you need to remove the key and clean to fix the issue. Based on your laptop make, you can search for videos on how to remove and clean the keys from the built in keyboard. I suggest to take help from any professional if you are finding it difficult to do this task.
3. Disable the specific key form keyboard using 'Simple Disable Key'
If options 1 and 2 didn’t solve your issue, this is the work around. Using this tool, we can disable the specific key causing the issue.
- Download and install Simple Disable Key
- Launch Simple Disable Key
- Choose the
selectbutton right of the key field.
- Select the key you would like to disable and press
- If you want to disable the key only for specific programs choose that or else proceed with always.
The Key is disabled. Now, you can minimize or exit the tool. To make sure that the program runs on start up, select
Option > Run on Startup .
You can also Enable all the disabled keys by
Tools > Enable all keys.