If the spacebar key on your keyboard stops working, you must be very annoyed. But don’t give up hope. You won’t be stuck with it there. In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to fix your not working spacebar key. Read on to find out how…
Fixes for the spacebar not working:
- Check the Sticky Keys feature
- Roll back your keyboard driver to an earlier version
- Do a clean install for your keyboard driver
The Sticky Keys feature enables you to press one key at a time for keyboard shortcuts. As a lot of users reported, the disable Sticky Keys feature helps them save their spacebar back to life. So when you find your spacebar not functioning, the first quick fix you can try is to check the Sticky Keys.
1) Press the Windows key + I key together to open the Settings Window.
Then scroll down to find and click Ease of Access.
2) Click Keyboard on the left pane. Then check the icon of Sticky Keys. If it’s on, set it to be off.
If after making sure the Sticky Keys feature is disabled, you still cannot use your spacebar, try other methods below. The spacebar not working error is probably due to its driver issues. Rolling back its driver to an earlier version or doing a clean install for its driver helps many users fix the issue. You can try to do so.
Fix 2: Roll back your keyboard driver to an earlier version
1) Press the Windows logo key + X key together to open the quick-access menu.
Then click Device Manager to open it.
2) On the pop-up Device Manager window, find and expand the Keyboards dialog. Then right-click on your keyboard software and choose Properties.
3) Choose to view on Driver pane. Then click the Roll Back Driver icon.
Note: If the Roll Back Driver icon is grayed out, you can choose to download the driver of an earlier version from your keyboard manufacturer’s website.
If unluckily, rolling back your keyboard driver still cannot save your spacebar back to work, then do a clean install for it.
1) Follow the step 1) & 2) in Method 2 to open the Device Manager window and locate your keyboard driver.
2) Right-click on your keyboard driver. Then choose Uninstall device.
3) Reboot your Windows 10 to let Windows reinstall your keyboard driver.
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