There are many different types of keyboard sound produced by the keyboard when you type something, including ticking, clicking, clacking, rattling, and clattering. Using them gives you a more tactile experience when typing on a touch screen or other device.
In any case, there are two types of people: those who enjoy keyboard tap sounds on their devices, and those who don’t. On Windows, you can easily disable the keyboard sound if you are in the latter category. Below, we have shared different methods of disabling the keyboard sounds in Windows. These methods work for both Windows 10 and 11 but for illustrative purposes, we will be using Windows 10.
Modify Windows Settings
The easiest and quickest method to turn off the keyboard sound in Windows 10 and 11 is via Windows Settings. Windows operating system comes with a dedicated settings section for features like touch keyboard.
Below, we will share the methods of modifying Windows settings for both on-screen keyboards and touch keyboards (on devices such as iPads and tablets). Proceed with the method that fits your preferences.
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 key + Ctrl + O together to launch the keyboard.
- Click on the Options key on the on-screen keyboard. You should find it 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.
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
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.
Essentially, the registry stores information about the programs and processes of Windows. This information is stored in the form of registry keys and By editing the relevant registry keys you can make the changes of your choice.
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.
Once you create the backup, here is what you need to do:
- Press Win + R keys together to open a Run dialog.
- Inside the text field of the dialog box, type regedit and hit Enter.
- Once you are inside the Registry Editor, navigate to the location below.
- Right-click anywhere in the right pane and select New > DWORD (32-Bit) Value.
- Rename this value as EnableKeyAudioFeedback.
- Double-click on EnableKeyAudioFeedback and under Value data, type 0.
- Hit OK and close the Registry Editor.
- Finally, restart your PC to save the changes. Upon reboot, you should not hear the keyboard sounds when using it to type something.
Manage Other Features
You now have successfully disabled the keyboard sound on Windows 10 and 11. However, if you want to take a step further and customize the experience more, you can also manage other relevant features of your keyboard.
In this method, we will show you how to turn off the sound associated with Caps lock, Num lock, or Scroll lock keys.
Here is how you can do that:
- Launch Windows Settings and select Ease of Access from the list of options available.
- Select Keyboard from the left pane.
- Now, head over to the right side of the window and turn the toggle off under Play a sound whenever you press the Caps lock, Num lock, or Scroll lock keys.
- Then, head over to the Use Filter Keys section and uncheck the box associated with Beep when keys are pressed or accepted.
If you want to enable the keyboard sound or any of these features again anytime in the future, simply checkmark the box associated with Beep when keys are pressed or accepted.