How to Fix Enter Key Not Working on ChatGPT

Can’t figure out why the enter key is not working when submitting queries on ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is an AI-powered tool that is capable of generating codes, solving equations, and providing human-like responses. 

Like other chat interfaces, users can use the “enter key” to send messages. 

Unfortunately, some ChatGPT users are complaining that nothing happens when they press enter to submit a request. 

In this guide, we’ll show you what to do if the enter key is not working on ChatGPT. 

Let’s begin!

1. Restart Your Computer. 

Before changing your configurations, try restarting your computer first. 

By restarting your computer, you can rule out temporary bugs and errors that could be causing the enter key to malfunction. 

For Windows users, follow the steps below: 

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard to open the Start Menu
  2. Click on the Power Options tab. 
  3. Choose Restart from the pop-up menu. 
Restart PC

Here’s what you need to do if you’re using a Mac: 

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen. 
  2. Next, choose Restart
  3. When prompted, click Restart again to confirm your action. 
Restart Mac

Go back to ChatGPT afterward and check if the problem is solved. 

2. Put ChatGPT Tab on Fullscreen. 

After some research, we’ve found out that the problem occurs when the ChatGPT tab on your browser is not maximized (fullscreen). 

This is surely a bug within ChatGPT’s system, and the only thing you can do is resize the window. 

Fullscreen ChatGPT

Unfortunately, this can be inconvenient since you’ll need to switch tabs whenever you need to use the AI. 

Head to the next step if the issue still occurs on fullscreen. 

Related: How to Fix ChatGPT Plus Not Responding

3. Use Other Keyboard Shortcuts. 

We were also able to send prompts on ChatGPT without using our mouse by using a different key combination. 

Instead of just pressing the enter key, you can use: 

  • Windows: CTRL + Enter 
  • Mac: Command + Return  

4. Clear Browsing Data. 

A temporary error may have occurred on your browser and messed up some functions related to your keyboard. 

To rule this out, try clearing your browsing data. 

This should delete caches and cookies on your system, which contains configurations, scripts, and website information. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Open the browser you’re using to access ChatGPT. 
  2. Click on More Options in the upper left corner. 
  3. Now, go to Settings
  4. Scroll down to Privacy and Security
  5. Click on Clear Browsing Data
enter key not working on chatgpt
  1. On the pop-up window, change the Time Range to All Time
  2. Include caches and cookies in the process. 
  3. Click Clear Data to begin. 
Clear Browsing Data

    Once done, return to ChatGPT to check if the problem is solved. 

    5. Try Other Browsers. 

    If you still encounter the issue, try using other browsers. Your default browser could be experiencing problems at the moment that messes up some functions. 

    Go ahead and install other browsers on your computer. Login to your ChatGPT account and see if the same issue occurs. 

    We suggest using popular browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. These browsers are optimized for most sites, including ChatGPT. 

    6. Reinstall Keyboard Drivers. 

    If you’re using Windows, try reinstalling your keyboard drivers. 

    This should rule out any problems with your operating system that prevents the enter key from working on ChatGPT. 

    Here’s what you need to do: 

    1. On your keyboard, press Windows + X to open the Quick Menu
    2. Now, click on Device Manager to open it. 
    enter key not working on chatgpt
    1. Inside the Device Manager, expand the Keyboards tab. 
    2. Right-click on your keyboard. 
    3. Choose Uninstall Device and follow the prompts. 
    Uninstall Keyboard Drivers
    1. Restart your computer, and the latest drivers should install automatically. 

    Try using ChatGPT again to check if the problem is solved. 

    7. Update Operating System. 

    You can try updating your operating system if the issue persists. There might be a bug or glitch on your computer that causes the enter key to malfunction. 

    If you’re using a Mac, here’s how you can update your system: 

    1. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen. 
    2. Now, click on System Settings
    3. Access the General tab from the side menu. 
    4. Go to Software Update
    5. If there’s an available update, click Update Now or Upgrade Now
    Update Mac


    • Your Mac can restart several times while installing the update.
    • The update progress bar might also appear to be stuck. When this happens, don’t do anything. Software updates can take several minutes to complete.

    For Windows users, here’s what you need to do: 

    1. Press the Windows + I keys on your keyboard to open Windows Settings
    2. Now, click on Update & Security
    3. Go to Windows Update from the side menu. 
    4. Click Download and Install if an update is available. 
    Update Windows
    1. Restart your computer to apply the update. 

    Go back to ChatGPT afterward to check if the problem is solved. 

    Related: How to Fix 429 Too Many Requests Error on ChatGPT

    8. Run Auto Clicker. 

    If you’re still experiencing the problem, you can use a third-party tool that runs a script when you press a certain key combination. 

    This should automatically press the ‘Send’ button on ChatGPT without moving your cursor. 

    Here’s what you need to do: 

    1. First, download the AutoControl extension for Google Chrome. 
    2. After that, open the extension. 
    3. Click on the Actions tab in the side menu. 
    4. Next, click on New Action
    enter key not working on chatgpt
    1. Click on the Trigger tab and press CTRL + Enter on your keyboard. 
    enter key not working on chatgpt
    1. Now, click on Action
    2. Select Advanced Actions > Other > Run Script.
    enter key not working on chatgpt
    1. Copy the script below: 
    (function () {
    'use strict';
        document.addEventListener('keydown', function (event) {
            console.log("hello world")
            if (event.metaKey && event.key === 'Enter') {
        function dispatchSubmit() {
            const button = document.querySelector('form button');
            if (button) {
                const rect = button.getBoundingClientRect();
                const x = rect.left + (rect.width / 2);
                const y = + (rect.height / 2);
                const clickEvent = new MouseEvent('click', {
                    view: window,
                    bubbles: true,
                    cancelable: true,
                    clientX: x,
                    clientY: y
    enter key not working on chatgpt
    1. Restart your browser. 

    Try using ChatGPT and see if the auto clicker works. 

    That brings us to the end of our guide on how to fix the enter key if it’s not working on ChatGPT. 

    If you have questions or other concerns, please let us know in the comment section, and we’ll do our best to respond. 

    If this guide helped you, please share it. 


    • John Sixto

      John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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