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How to Turn On and Off Sticky Keys in Windows 10

You can turn on and off "Sticky Keys" in Windows 10 at any time you want.

So, for those who do not know, let me quickly go through "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 it 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 key(s) 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, let's go ahead with the steps to turn it on.

Turn on Sticky Keys in Windows 10

You can do it many ways. Let's see two simple methods here.

Press "Shift" key five times continuously.

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

Sticky Keys popup

In the popup, click "Yes."

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    Open Settings (To open it: press Windows key + I).
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    Click on Ease of Access > Keyboard.
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    Find "Sticky Keys" section. Within that section, 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 feature

Turn off Sticky Keys in Windows 10

You can turn off Sticky Keys in many ways and here we will see two simple ways to do it:

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

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    Go to "Keyboard" section (using steps in the above segment).
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    Now, click on toggle under "Press one key at a time for keyboard shortcuts" to turn off Sticky Keys.
Turned off Sticky Keys

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