How to Turn off Keyboard Sounds in Windows 10

And how to turn the sounds back on

What to Know

  • On an on-screen keyboard, select the Options key and disable the Use click sound checkbox. 
  • On a touch keyboard, open Settings > Devices > Typing > Touch keyboard > Turn off Play key sounds as I type.



How Do I Turn Off Keyboard Sounds in Windows 10 on the On-Screen Keyboard?

The sounds of key clicks give you some haptic feedback. But it can get annoying if you are a good touch typist or want to type in silence.

The On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) is an accessibility feature on Windows 10.

Turning the sound off on the OSK takes a few steps. Follow the same steps to switch on the keyboard sounds if you want. 

  1. To enable the On-Screen keyboard, go to Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard. Enable the toggle switch for Use the On-Screen Keyboard to display the keyboard.

    Enable On-Screen Keyboard in Windows.
  2. When enabled, launch the On-Screen keyboard with the Windows key + Ctrl + O anytime.

  3. Select the Options key. 

    Options key on the OSK Windows 10
  4. Select Use click sound when you want to hear a sound with each keypress. Deselect the checkbox to turn off the keyboard sound. 

    OSK Options Window,

Tip:

You can also open the OSK from the sign-in screen. Select the Ease of Access button in the lower-right corner of the sign-in screen, and then select On-Screen Keyboard.

Manage Other Keyboard Sounds in Windows 10

A few keyboard settings like Filter Keys, Toggle Keys, and Sticky Keys are enabled with sound for ease of use. You can enable or disable them for even physical keyboards as required. 

  1. Go to Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard.

  2. Scroll to Use Toggle Keys and switch off the toggle button for Play a sound whenever you press the Caps lock, Num lock, or Scroll lock keys

    Toggle Keys setting for Windows 10 Keyboard
  3. Go to Use Filter Keys and switch on the toggle button. Select Beep when keys are pressed or accepted to enable sounds and deselect for no sound. 

    Filter Keys in Windows 10 Keyboard Setting.

How Do I Turn Off Keyboard Typing Sounds in the Touch Keyboard on Windows 10?

The Touch Screen keyboard is only for Windows 10 PCs with touch screens. Any Windows tablet or a PC in tablet mode uses the touch keyboard to enter text. Enable or disable a single setting to control the keyboard sounds when you type. 

  1. Open Settings from the Start Menu and select Devices. Alternatively, press the Windows Key + I to open Settings. 

  2. Select Typing on the left sidebar. Under Touch keyboard, turn off the switch for Play key sounds as I type.

    Touch Keyboard in Windows 10 Typing Settings.
  3. Exit Settings and start typing without the keyboard sounds. 

  4. Follow the same steps but toggle the Play key sounds as I type to the on position to turn on the feature. 

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