Microsoft already offers physical feedback on some devices or haptic feedback on others. Both give you a more tactile sensation when typing on a touch screen or some other device. While both are great, nothing beats the clicky typing sound of a keyboard.
On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) is an accessibility feature on Windows 10. 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. If you also are annoyed with the keyboard sounds, follow the steps below to switch off the keyboard sounds.
Methods to Disable Keyboard Sound
Method to Disable On-Screen Keyboard Sounds
If you are using an on-screen keyboard, follow these steps to make the desired changes:
- Press Windows + I keys together to open Window Settings.
- Select Ease of Access from the list of options available.
- Then, choose Keyboard from the left panel and turn the toggle on for Use the On-screen Keyboard as shown below.
- Then, press the Windows + Ctrl + O together to launch the keyboard.
- Click on the Options key on the right corner side of the keyboard.
- In the following dialog, uncheck the box associated with the Use click sound option.
- Finally, click OK to save the changes.
Method to Disable Touch Keyboard Sounds
If you are using Windows 10 on a tablet or your PC in the tablet mode, follow these steps:
- Launch Windows Settings by pressing the Win + I keys together.
- Select Devices from the list of options available.
- Choose Typing from the left pane and turn the toggle off for Play key sounds as I type on the right side of the window. This should turn the keyboard sound off.
Edit Windows Registry to Disable Keyboard Sounds
You can also turn off the keyboard sound by using the Windows Registry, which is an advanced administrative level tool designed for the administrators to customize the processes of their operating system.
However, since Registry is an administrative-level tool we highly recommend you create a backup before proceeding with the steps mentioned below. This will help you restore the state of Registry Editor before you made the changes listed in this method in case anything goes wrong during the process.
- Press the Win + R keys together to open a Run dialog and type in regedit and hit Enter.
- Once you are inside the Registry Editor, navigate to the location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7
- Right-click the blank in the right pane and select New > DWORD (32-Bit) Value.
- Rename this value as EnableKeyAudioFeedback.
- Double-click on EnableKeyAudioFeedback and change Value data to 0.
- Hit OK and close the Registry Editor.
- Finally, restart your PC and you should not hear the keyboard sounds when using it to type something.
That’s it for the three methods to disable the On-Screen keyboard or Touch keyboard sounds, Windows 10 users can choose one of them to disable keyboard sounds. Meanwhile, if you want to enable the keyboard sounds, just follow the methods mentioned and make the opposite change.