How to Turn On Sticky Keys on Windows 10, 7, 8, & 8.1

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If you want an easier productive life for some time, you can activate the sticky keys to make keyboard keys combination work easier. Here’s how to turn on sticky keys on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7.

If you’re new into sticky keys, you may need to know what it is actually.

What are sticky keys actually?

If you always work with keyboard shortcuts, you know sometimes it’s hard to keep the keys together on hold simultaneously. The sticky keys change all that and make each key can function the same way even if you don’t press them at the same time.

For instance, the keyboard shortcut CTRL+ALT+DEL works the same way when you press CTRL, then ALT, then DEL.

Not everyone wants this feature. Some people turn off sticky keys because they’re just not used. But, if you want to use sticky keys, you can activate or turn on it pretty easy in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7.

How to turn on sticky keys on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1

Windows 10 uses the Settings app as the replacement for Control Panel. But that doesn’t mean the sticky keys option can be enabled only in the Settings. If you use Windows 7, you can also use the Control Panel to turn on the sticky keys as well.

Open the Start menu then search for control panel. Open the Control Panel from the search result.

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In Control Panel, click Ease of Access.

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Click Change how your keyboard works.

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On Make it easier to type, simply mark check the Turn on sticky keys. Click OK to enable the sticky keys.

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You can also enable the sticky keys from the Settings. Open the Start menu then click Settings which has the gear icon on it.

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Choose Ease of Access.

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Choose Keyboard. Then set the toggle on at Press one key at a time for keyboard shortcuts on Use Sticky Keys.

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You can also checkmark:

  • Allow the shortcut key to start Sticky Keys to turn on the Shift key function to turn the Sticky Keys on or off by pressing it five times.
  • Show the Sticky Keys icon on the taskbar to show the icon on the Taskbar.
  • and the rest of the options.

Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 have the sticky keys feature to make the keyboard shortcut works easier. You can turn it on or off pretty easily. Some people find it useful so they activate the sticky keys to improve productivity.

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