ARCHIVED: In Windows, what are Sticky Keys, and how do I enable them?
The Sticky Keys feature allows you to use key combinations involving
Shift key by
pressing only one key at a time.
To turn Sticky Keys on or off in Windows 7 or Vista,
Shift key five times.
You can also enable Sticky Keys in Windows 7 or Vista as follows:
- From the
- Open the
Ease of Access Center.
Make the keyboard easier to use, and then check
Turn on Sticky Keys.
To enable Sticky Keys in earlier versions of Windows:
- Click the
Startbutton and select either
Control Panel, or
- Select the
Keyboardtab if it isn't already selected.
Use Sticky Keys. Then, next to this checkbox, click
Settings. Review the settings and make changes if you wish.
Once Sticky Keys is enabled, to turn it on, press the
Shift key five times. To turn the feature off again,
Shift five times.
Last modified on January 03, 2013.