ARCHIVED: In Windows, what are Sticky Keys, and how do I enable them?

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The Sticky Keys feature allows you to use key combinations involving the Ctrl, Alt, or Shift key by pressing only one key at a time.

To turn Sticky Keys on or off in Windows 7 or Vista, press the Shift key five times.

You can also enable Sticky Keys in Windows 7 or Vista as follows:

  1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. Open the Ease of Access Center.
  3. Click Make the keyboard easier to use, and then check Turn on Sticky Keys.

To enable Sticky Keys in earlier versions of Windows:

  1. Click the Start button and select either Control Panel, or Settings and then Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Accessibility Options.
  3. Select the Keyboard tab if it isn't already selected.
  4. Check Use Sticky Keys. Then, next to this checkbox, click Settings. Review the settings and make changes if you wish.
  5. Click OK twice.

Once Sticky Keys is enabled, to turn it on, press the Shift key five times. To turn the feature off again, press Shift five times.

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