Some Windows users experienced a weird issue. When they press the spacebar key, instead of typing space, it changes the volume. This issue can occur due to a damaged keyboard driver, a conflicting third-party startup app or Service, etc. Whatever the cause of the problem is, this article lists some effective solutions that will help you if the spacebar is controlling the volume on your Windows 11/10 PC.

microsoft, windows, microsoft
There are many reasons why your spacebar is not working in Windows 11. The major cause is a corrupted keyboard driver. Apart from that, sometimes, sticky and filter keys also create problems. You can run Keyboard Troubleshooter to fix the issue. If the problem still persists, check your physical keyboard.

Spacebar is controlling the volume on Windows 11/10

If the spacebar is controlling the volume on Windows 11/10 and reduces or increases the volume,, use the solutions provided below:

    Turn off Sticky keysInstall the latest Windows Update or uninstall the recent Windows UpdateLaunch the On-screen keyboardReinstall your keyboard driverReset your keyboardTroubleshoot in a Clean Boot statePerform a System RestoreMap your keyboard

Let’s see all these solutions in detail.

1] Turn off Sticky keys

microsoft, windows, microsoft
First of all, check if the Sticky keys are turned on or not. If you find the Sticky keys turned on, turn them off. If the issue still persists, try the next potential fix.

2] Install the latest Windows Update or uninstall the recent Windows Update

microsoft, windows, microsoft

Keeping Windows 11/10 up to date is recommended by Microsoft. Windows Updates also help fix minor bugs. Open Windows 11/10 Settings and check for Windows Updates manually. If an update is available, install it.

In some cases, Windows updates cause issues on a user’s system. In this case, you can undo the latest Windows Update. If the problem started occurring after installing the Windows Update, uninstalling it will help.

3] Launch the On-screen keyboard

This will let you know if the problem is associated with your keyboard or not. Launch the On-screen keyboard and test if the spacebar key is increasing or decreasing the volume. Alternatively, you can also check this by connecting another keyboard (if available).

If your keyboard is defective, replace it with a new one.

4] Reinstall your keyboard driver

One possible cause of the problem is the corrupted keyboard driver. You can do one thing, uninstall your keyboard driver and reinstall it. Follow the steps written below:

    Open the Device Manager.Expand the Keyboards node.Right-click on your keyboard driver and select Uninstall device.Restart your computer. After getting restarted, Windows will automatically search for the missing drivers and install them.

Alternatively, you can also install the keyboard driver from the manufacturer’s website.

5] Reset your keyboard

Windows 11/10 has a feature that lets users reset their keyboard settings to default. This feature is helpful when the keyboard is not working properly. Reset your keyboard and see if it brings any changes.

6] Troubleshoot in a Clean Boot state

When you start your system after disabling all the third-party Services and startup apps, that state is called the Clean Boot state. In the Clean Boot state, you can check if the problem is occurring due to a conflicting third-party service or startup app.Perform a Clean Boot and check if the spacebar key is controlling volume in the Clean Boot state or not. If the problem does not occur in the Clean Boot state, your next step is to find what is causing the problem. To do so, enable all the startup apps and restart your system. Now, check if the problem persists. If yes, disable the startup apps one by one and check if the problem persists after disabling each startup app. This will let you know which startup app is conflicting with your keyboard.Repeat the same process to identify the problematic third-party Service. This process will take time but you will be able to find out the culprit.

7] Perform a System Restore

System Restore is a tool that helps users protect their computer software. It is recommended that you keep this tool enabled. When it is turned on, Windows creates system restore points automatically on different dates that can be used to take back your system to the previous working state if any problem occurs.

microsoft, windows, microsoft

If your keyboard is working fine and the issue persists even after performing the above fixes, the cause of the issue lies somewhere else. Restore your system to the previous state. While performing this action, select the date before which the issue did not exist.

8] Map your keyboard

Keyboard mapping is the process of assigning a different function to a particular key. If there is no hardware issue, you can map your spacebar key by using the free keyboard mapping software. The keyboard mapping software makes changes in your system’s Registry. Therefore, before you proceed, we recommend you create a System Restore Point and back up your Registry.

How do I fix the volume buttons in Windows 11?

If the volume keys or buttons are not working in Windows 11, we suggest you update or reinstall your keyboard driver and run the Keyboard Troubleshooter. In some laptops, volume keys work along with the Fn key. Check if this is the case with you.

This should help.

microsoft, windows, microsoft

TECH NEWS RELATED

Logitech’s New Colorful Keyboards and Mice Look Great

Logitech Logitech makes some of the best keyboards and best mice around, and you might be familiar with the company’s RGB-packed gaming products. These new peripherals are really packed with color, but we’re not really talking about lights. Logitech has announced a range of new colors for a bunch ...

View more: Logitech’s New Colorful Keyboards and Mice Look Great

10 Best Solutions To Fix DNS Errors In Windows

A DNS(Domain Name System) is a directory that converts domain names or hostnames into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Users may readily visit websites on the internet using web browsers as a result of this procedure. You cannot browse a website unless you first connect to a DNS errors. During the ...

View more: 10 Best Solutions To Fix DNS Errors In Windows

[7 Fixes] Windows Photos App Slow To Open Issue In Windows

Microsoft Photos is a Microsoft tool that allows you to view your photos on your computer easily. Using this tool, you can view each photo or video without being distracted. Although the Windows Photos app works efficiently sometimes, it starts to take time to open up and makes Windows Photos ...

View more: [7 Fixes] Windows Photos App Slow To Open Issue In Windows

How To Find Your Laptop IP Address

Most internet-related problems can be solved with the knowledge of the IP address. Your Internet Protocol (IP) address can be very helpful when you are trying to narrow down the error source. Network troubleshooting is also made easy with the IP address code. There have been several issues where it ...

View more: How To Find Your Laptop IP Address

8 Fixes: Microsoft Windows Security Not Opening

Your PC will be protected from malware and viruses by Windows Security App, which also comes with Windows Defender Service. It can experience issues, like Windows Security Not Opening, much like other Windows applications. When you try to open Windows Security, it could occasionally display odd errors. The Windows Security ...

View more: 8 Fixes: Microsoft Windows Security Not Opening

9 Best Ways To Retrieve A Downloaded Movie On Your Laptop

Watching movies online can be a hassle; Especially when there is a lot of buffering. This is one of the biggest reasons for people to download their movies and watch them offline. However, I found this specific query in a forum where people were asking to recover a downloaded movie ...

View more: 9 Best Ways To Retrieve A Downloaded Movie On Your Laptop

How To Snip Screen On Your Laptop?

Taking a screenshot is not a complicated process. All of us are familiar with at least one way to do it. However, there are several ways to capture your screen for a frame. We made this article to show you all the different ways you can grab your screens. If ...

View more: How To Snip Screen On Your Laptop?

How To Connect AirPods To A Laptop?

The Apple AirPods are, undoubtedly, some of the best earpieces available on the electronics market. With three generations of different AirPods models, these sleek, ivory earphones are quite popular. Apart from the appearance and quality, AirPods are known for being versatile. Irrespective of what the host device is, AirPods can ...

View more: How To Connect AirPods To A Laptop?

7 Best Ways To Fix DistributedCOM Error In Windows

12 Easy Fixes For Webcam Not Working In Windows

Windows 10 Sound Not Working: 18 Quick And Easy Methods

Fix CAA20004 Microsoft Teams Sign in Error

How To Fix This Update Is Not Applicable To Your Computer Error: 11 Quick Fixes

Windows Dual Boot Menu Not Showing: 6 Easy Ways To Fix

12 Best Fixes: Windows 10 Start Menu Search Not Working

How to customize and publish a Microsoft Bookings page?

Chic-Fil-A’s Training Program Apparently Features a Familiar Fallout Face

How to Remove Memories in Google Photos

Microsoft Teams Status not updating or changing

Don’t Buy a Foldable Until Samsung Brings This Prototype to Life

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News