How to Turn Off Sticky Keys on Windows 10

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If you ever accidentally open sticky keys’ message every time you press something repeatedly, you might get frustrated. The sticky key isn’t for most people. Here’s how to turn off sticky keys on Windows 10.

Before knowing the method to turn it off, you may need to know what it is.

What are sticky keys?

All keyboards use modifier keys. They’re usually Shift, CTRL, and Alt keys. The sticky keys make the modifier keys remain active after they’re being pressed and released. This makes it easy to use the keyboard shortcuts involving the modifier keys.

The sticky keys make it easier because you don’t have to hold keys anymore only to use the keyboard shortcuts involving the keys. The feature is awesome and useful if you don’t want to press the keyboard shortcuts simultaneously.

But, not all users want this feature. If the sticky keys’ message keeps you frustrated, you can disable sticky keys on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 permanently.

How to turn off sticky keys on Windows 10

Open the Settings app on Windows 10. You can do this by pressing Windows Logo+X at the same time. Click Settings.

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On the Settings, click Ease of Access.

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Click Keyboard. Make sure the toggle at Press one key at a time for keyboard shortcuts is off. Uncheck the Allow the shortcut key to start Sticky Keys.

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You’ve turned off sticky keys on Windows 10. How about Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1?

How to disable sticky keys on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1

Open the Control Panel. In Windows 8 and 8.1, you can do this by searching it through the Start menu.

Go to Ease of Access. Then head to Make the Keyboard Easier To Use.

Scroll down the screen to Make it Easier to Type. Uncheck the Turn on Sticky Keys. Click OK.


Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 has sticky keys feature. For some people, the feature is really useful. But if you are not using it, you can disable it using the methods we’ve explained above.

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