Accessibility Turn On or Off Filter Keys in Windows 11


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Filter Keys is an Accessibility option that you can use to control the keyboard repeat rate and ignore repeated keys.

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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Filter Keys for your account in Windows 11.


Contents





Option One

Turn On or Off Filter Keys on Sign-in Screen


1 While on the sign-in screen, click/tap on the Accessibility icon at the bottom right corner. (see screenshot below)

2 Turn On or Off (default) Filter keys for what you want.

Filter_Keys_sign-in_screen.jpg





Option Two

Turn On Filter Keys using Keyboard Shortcut


1 Press and hold the Right Shift key for eight seconds, and release when you hear a beep.

2 Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

Filter_Keys_keyboard_shortcut.png





Option Three

Turn On or Off Filter Keys in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accessibility on the left side, and click/tap on Keyboard on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Filter_Keys_Settings-1.png

3 Turn On or Off (default) Filter keys for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Filter_Keys_Settings-2.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Four

Turn On or Off Filter Keys in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

2 Click/tap on either the Make the keyboard easier to use or Make it easier to focus on tasks link. (see screenshot below)

Filter_Keys_Control_Panel-1.png

3 Check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Turn on Filter Keys for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

Filter_Keys_Control_Panel-2.png

4 You can now close the Control Panel if you like.




Option Five

Turn On or Off Filter Keys using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.

2 Turn On Filter Keys

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_Filter_Keys_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\Keyboard Response]
"Flags"="126"

3 Turn Off Filter Keys

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_Filter_Keys_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\Keyboard Response]
"Flags"="127"

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Either sign out and sign in or restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink
 

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