How to Turn On and Off Sticky Keys in Windows 10

In this post, we'll see what Sticky Keys is, and how to turn it on and off in Windows 10.

Also, we'll see the steps to disable Sticky Keys popup in Windows 10. Let's get started.

What is Sticky Keys?

It is an accessibility feature that makes the modifier keys (Ctrl, Alt, Shift, and Windows key) remains active until another key is pressed.

Let's see this with an instance.

Let's say, you want to open Task Manager, and the keyboard shortcut to do this task is - Ctrl + Shift + Escape key.

Typically, you have to press three keys simultaneously to open it.

However, when you turn on "Sticky Keys" feature, you do not have to press keys simultaneously to open it.

You can press one key at a time, release it and then do the same for the remaining keys to open it. First press Ctrl and then release it, press Shift and then release it and at last press Escape key and then release it, and it will open Task Manager.

I hope you got the point. If you like this feature, then check out the next section to turn it on.

Turn On Sticky Keys in Windows 10

Method #1

Press "Shift" key five times continuously.

Now, you can see the "Sticky Keys" popup.

Sticky Keys popup

In the popup, click "Yes."

Method #2

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    Open Settings (To do that, press Windows key + I).
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    Click on Ease of Access > Keyboard.
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    Find the "Use Sticky Keys" section. Beneath that, you can see "Press one key at a time for keyboard shortcuts."
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    Now, click on the toggle under "Press one key at a time for keyboard shortcuts."
Turned on Sticky Keys

Turn Off Sticky Keys in Windows 10

Method #1

Press "Shift" key five times continuously and it will turn off Sticky Keys.

Method #2

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    Open Settings. Click Ease of Access > Keyboard.
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    Now, click on toggle under "Press one key at a time for keyboard shortcuts" which you can find under "Use Sticky Keys" section.

Method #3

Press any two keys simultaneously, and it'll turn off Sticky keys.

If you don't want the sticky keys turned off while pressing two keys simultaneously, then turn off the option "Turn off Sticky Keys when two keys are pressed at the same time" which you can find under "Use Sticky Keys" section (To see this section, open Settings, click Ease of Access > Keyboard).

Disable Sticky Keys Popup in Windows 10

If you don't want to see the sticky keys popup (which appears when you press Shift key five times continuously), then here are the steps:

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    Open Settings. Click on Ease of Access > Keyboard.
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    Under "Use Sticky Keys" section, hit the option "Allow the shortcut key to start Sticky Keys."
Disabled Allow the shortcut key to start Sticky Keys option

Remember that after you've disabled Sticky Keys popup, you can't use the Shift method discussed in this post to turn on and off Sticky keys.

If you want to enable sticky keys popup, then follow the above steps.

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