In Windows it is sometimes necessary to press more than one key at a time in order to use a keyboard shortcut. Examples are

  • Ctrl + C for Copy
  • Ctrl + V for Paste
  • Ctrl + X for Cut
  • Ctrl + Z for Undo

However this can be difficult for users with dexterity problems. When a shortcut requires a key combination, the StickyKeys feature lets you press a modifier key, such as Shift, Ctrl, Alt, or the Windows Logo key, and have it remain active until another key is pressed.

To activate StickyKeys

  1. Press the Shift key five times. A dialog box opens with instructions on how to set up the StickyKeys feature.
  2. If you click OK, an icon (a group of squares) appears in the notification area.

To turn off StickyKeys, press the Shift key five times. Simple hey?