Solved ! Backspace only deletes one letter windows 10 & 11

Recently i started facing a peculiar problem with my keyboard. Whenever i hold backspace, it deleted only one letter. Even back arrow key also do not work while holding and shifted only one letter back.  The option to hold any key and get repeated keystroke as a result was missing. This was frustrating, as i have been doing this since childhood. This killed my pace of correction while typing also. So, i googled and fixed the problem. Here is how i solved it.


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How to fix Backspace only deletes one letter problem in windows 10

Step 1: – Click start key and open settings. Alternatively you can also Press windows key + i to open settings.

 

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Step 2: – Now, click on ease of access.

 

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Step 3: –  Now, Click on keyboard from the left menu.

Step 4: – Finally turn off filter keys as shown in pic below.

 

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Thats it. Now, you can easily hold the backspace key and it will remove letter continuously, while you hold the backspace key.

Note: – fix Backspace only deletes one letter problem in windows 11

1 – Press Windows key and I key together to Open settings panel.

2 -Now, click on Accessibility from the left and click on Keyboard from the right.

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3 – Now, Turn Off Sticky keys.

Now, try again

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43 thoughts on “Solved ! Backspace only deletes one letter windows 10 & 11”

  1. YES!!! this works. I had tried other options that even had me uninstall and reinstall the keyboard app, didn’t work.

  2. Thank youuuuuuuu, This randomly just started happening yesterday, thought I was losing my mind..

  3. Perfect! Was getting a bit stressed as the backspace stopped working will a huge final paper due. All good now.
    Much appreciated!

  4. This was helpful. Wasn’t easy finding Filter Keys on Windows 10 as the Settings menu were different. But I put in “filter keys” in the search bar in the Settings and it took me right to it. Then I moved the toggle to off. Thank you.

  5. Hello

    I was struggling with this option. My spacebar was not deleting anything continuously and I had to delete word by word. Now its solved after a year. I tried different options but all in vain. You are awesome man. Wishing you all the best in life and be blessed in these testing time. Thank you.

  6. WOOO. I DIDNT KNOW THEIR WAS A FIX FOR THIS, I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME CHEAP KEYBOARD, I’VE HAD THIS PROBLEM FOR MONTHS LMAO

  7. tqvvvm… but i have another prob..my laptop keyboard not functioning ..think i accidentally locked the keyboard… any idea?

  8. If it still doesn’t work, what else could be the issue? All Sticky Keys, Toggle Keys and Filter Keys are turn Off. Any thoughts? My work recently migrated to WinX and the keyboard is not functioning like how it was prior to migration.

  9. THANK YOU GOOD SIR! I WAS STUCK WONDERING HOW THAT WAS ENABLED AND HAD ME FRUSTRATED LOL, BUT WITH YOUR HELP MY BACKSPACE WORKS AGAIN

  10. I turned this on with my new keyboard thinking it was causing issues, fixed the issue and forgot how I turned it on. Thanks a bunch for the simple to follow instructions 🙂

  11. THANK CHRISTOPHER!!!!!
    I wonder how this even got enabled in the first place but ti was driving me nuts

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