Accessibility Turn On or Off Sticky Keys in Windows 11


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When Sticky Keys is turned on, you can press a modifier key (SHIFT, CTRL, or ALT) and then another key in sequence rather than at the same time, to enter shifted (modified) characters and other key combinations. Pressing a modifier key once latches the key down until the user presses a non-modifier key or clicks a mouse button. Pressing a modifier key twice locks the key until the user presses the key a third time.

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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Sticky Keys and adjust its settings for your account in Windows 11.


All Sticky Keys settings for a user are saved to the Flags string value (REG_SZ) in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\StickyKeys



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Option One

Turn On or Off Sticky Keys using Keyboard Shortcut


1 Press the Shift key five times in a row to toggle Sticky Keys on or off (default).

2 By default, a sound will play indicating Sticky Keys was turned on (high pitch) or off (low pitch).

3 If you are turning on Sticky Keys, click/tap on Yes if prompted. (see screenshot below)

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Option Two

Turn On or Off Sticky 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) Sticky keys for what you want.

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Option Three

Turn On or Off Sticky Keys in Quick Settings


1 Open Quick Settings (Win+A).

2 Click/tap on the Accessibility button. (see screenshot below)

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

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Option Four

Turn On or Off Sticky 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)


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

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Five

Turn On or Off Sticky 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 settings link. (see screenshot below)

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3 Check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Turn on Sticky Keys under Make it easier to type for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

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4 You can now close the Ease of Access Center if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink
 

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