Sticky Keys is a Windows 11 feature that allows you to enter key combinations simply by pressing keys in sequence rather than simultaneously. This can be especially useful for those who are unable to press shortcut key combinations due to certain reasons.
But not every Windows user needd this feature. Sometimes you may actually want to disable it. Because Sticky Keys may conflict with some keyboard shortcuts when you are using certain software or playing a PC game.
Fortunately, turning off Sticky Keys on Windows 11 is easy. And there are several different ways to get the job done. In this guide, I’ll show you how to do that, step by step.
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Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts
Press the Shift key five times, and a dialog window will pop up for confirmation. Click on the No button to turn the sticky key off.
Method 2: Via the Settings App
Step 1: Press the Windows + I keys to launch the Settings app. Navigate to the Accessibility on the left-side menu and click on the Keyboard on the right-side pane.
Step 2: Find Sticky keys to turn the toggle off first. Click on the Sticky keys block to enter it.
Step 3: Click on the toggle of the Keyboard shortcut for Sticky keys to turn it off.
Method 3: Via Control Panel
Step 1: Press Windows + R keys and type “control” in the command box. Click the OK button or hit the Enter key.
Step 2: The Control Panel window pops up. Select Large icons by clicking the “View by” drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the window.
Step 3: Find and click Ease of Access Center on the right side.
Step 4: Scroll down to find and enter Make the keyboard easier to use by clicking on it.
Step 5: Uncheck the Turn on Sticky Keys option. Click on the Apply and OK buttons.
Method 4: Using Registry Editor
The registry manages all programs running on your computer. If you still can’t disable the sticky keys by using the three methods above, modifying the registry is your last resort.
Warning: the following three steps will turn the sticky keys off permanently.
Step 1: Press Windows + R keys and type “regedit”. Click OK or hit the Enter key.
Step 2: Navigate to the Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Accessibility > StickyKeys folder on the left side, and double click Flags on the right side pane.
Step 3: Modify the Value data to 58 and click on the OK button.
That’s it. Easy, right?
That concludes this short guide on how to disable or turn off Sticky Keys on Windows 11 device – whether it’s a Microsoft Surface laptop, or a desktop PC. Leave a comment below if you have any related questions.