Why do I either lag or keep walking or jumping after my finger's off the key in Minecraft? When I press W to walk or SPACE to jump most of the time it won't walk for a second, then keep walking.

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    Are you on a server or single player? Is your laptop older or has lower end specs? Is your laptop running hot and/or hard?
    – Timmy Jim
    Commented Nov 11, 2023 at 18:28
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    How long? In Creative, the gradual slowdown is intended (although I find it annoying and I think it doesn't exist in MCBE, there's also some mod to remove it in MCJava). If you mean that you keep walking at regular speed for multiple seconds after you have intentionally used that button for a while (probably minutes), then I think there is some issue like that, but I don't know the exact report. I have experienced it myself, but not often, I don't know the exact conditions and whether it's because of Minecraft, the operating system or my wireless keyboard. Are you using a wireless keyboard? Commented Nov 11, 2023 at 18:43
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    This is a duplicate of gaming.stackexchange.com/q/398729/171580, but I cannot close it. Commented Jun 29 at 1:59
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    BTW, here is the meta post to suggest reverting that weird restriction: meta.stackexchange.com/q/165928/353011 Commented Jul 3 at 14:29
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    @FabianRöling pppery, Joachim, I've upvoted the community wiki answer in the other question, so you should now be able to vote to close this question as a duplicate. Commented Jul 6 at 2:19

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This is simply due to lag. Low space, or having a laptop/pc not meant for gaming can cause your character to continue an input action from up to 5 minutes ago for longer than 5 minutes. If this issue occurs, you may need to clear up your storage, remove mods/shaders/resourcepacks from their respective folders, or delete unwanted/unused applications from your laptop/computer in the settings in the installed apps section. Make sure you keep an eye on your storage capacity.

If you don't want to uninstall anything, you can modify your laptop/pc to have better storage by purchasing modifications from online websites. If you're not a tech expert or know anything about how to do this, just use a guide on how to install the memory storage part. There are plenty guides on youtube to help you with tech modifications, even simply installing a simple memory storage part. Make sure the part is compatible for your device, search for parts that match your model number.

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    If it was just lag, it would affect other programs as well. Commented Jun 29 at 1:57
  • Not necessarily. You won't see the lag in other programs that are open while you're playing. But that doesn't mean those other programs aren't affected. Having them open on a low quality device will cause issues for your game. While your game may lag, that doesn't mean other programs will lag as well. If they do lag, it can be only briefly while Minecraft will be more affected. I've dealt with this same issue before.
    – Twiluta
    Commented Jun 29 at 2:02
  • I have had various types of lag in many different programs (and system components) over the years, none of them reacted this way. The closest is Android interpreting short taps as long taps when it has a lag spike right between finger down and finger up, but then those are usually visible visually. This must be a Minecraft bug. Commented Jun 29 at 6:17
  • That is a possibility, yet if the device isn't meant for gaming and has low storage, it can affect the game and other programs. Then again, the game settings can be the cause as well. Some devices can't handle the high-quality settings of Minecraft, and need to be lowered to prevent further lag spikes. Installing Optifine and adjusting settings that can cause these lag spikes may also solve the issue.
    – Twiluta
    Commented Jun 29 at 15:29

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