I got a new microsoft natural keyboard and didn't change anything else on my computer running Win10 (I had the same or a very, very similar keyboard before). It works fine with one exception: When I hit the space bar twice, it only prints one space. This is not an issue of a specific program, it happens everywhere where I can type text. It happens for no other keys.

Since I only changed hardware, does that mean I can't change this with any settings in Win10?

EDIT: Since the question is hard to understand, this is my issue rephrased: I hit the space bar twice fast and it only prints one space. How can I change it so it types 2 spaces? I want the behaviour that I had on all the dozens of keyboards I used before.

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    I don't understand the question. Did you try multiple keywords? – Dave Sep 13 at 18:44
  • my old keyboard worked fine. Just the new one has this behaviour. – EasterBunnyBugSmasher Sep 13 at 18:45
  • What happens if you type 3 or 4 blanks? – harrymc Sep 13 at 19:05
  • it seems to only depend on the time. When I'm fast, I can hit the space bar 3 or 4 times and I only get 1 space. – EasterBunnyBugSmasher Sep 13 at 19:06
  • Is your keyboard the 3000 model or 4000 or else? – harrymc Sep 13 at 19:09
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Microsoft has a firmware update for the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 that can be found in here. Try it in case it's a faulty firmware.

Otherwise, I suggest to have it replaced. If this also happens with the replacement, then it's a new "feature" for the latest model.

  • new drivers didn't help. I'm asking on microsoft forum now. If this doesn't help, then replacement is probably the only solution. thanks – EasterBunnyBugSmasher Sep 14 at 13:31

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