How to turn on, set up, use, turn off Sticky Keys in Windows 10

Do you find it difficult to press multiple keys at once? Sticky Keys lets you use Shift, Ctrl, Alt or Windows logo keys by pressing one key at a time and make it easier to press multiple keys in Windows. Today we will see how you can use this built-in Windows Accessibility feature and set up Sticky Keys.

Set up Sticky Keys in Windows

If pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL is an acrobatic feat, you can turn on and set up Sticky Keys. With Sticky Keys, you can hit one key at a time in a keyboard shortcut. You can even set it to make a noise, so you know it’s working. This way, you can press a modifier key and have it remain active until another key is pressed.

You can set up Sticky Keys in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP.

Press your “SHIFT” key 5 times in a row, and the following box will appear.

set up Sticky Keys in Windows

Click on Yes to turn on Sticky Keys.

You can also click on the Go to the Ease of Access Center to disable the keyboard shortcut to open its Control Panel settings.

Set up Sticky Keys in Windows

You can also directly access Set up Sticky Keys option via All Control Panel Items > Ease of Access Center > Set up Sticky Keys.

To toggle on or off the StickyKeys feature, the user may again press the Shift key 5 times in a row.

PS: If the Help windows keep opening automatically when you start any program, you may have to disable Sticky Keys.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

2 Comments

  1. Hadrian Embalsado

    Thanks! Now I know how to disable Sticky keys!

  2. wally mayo

    My surface external keyboard is not functioning. please help.

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