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How to Permanantly Disable Sticky Keys in Windows (7, 8, XP, Vista, etc.)

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Stickey Keys is a surprisingly annoying feature of the Windows operating system (Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8) that pops up asking if you want to turn it on whenever you hit the shift key five times in a row. This can be frustrating in a few situations, such as crouching and sneaking in minecraft (severaly limiting your teabagging?), and the same for Battlefield 3, and a lot of other games. This will show you how to turn off sticky keys in any version of Windows (including Windows 8, you just have to get there a little differently). Just skip to the sections that show how to do it on your operating system, but it’s close enough between them that you can figure it out from the directions for any one.

Step 1: Click on the start menu, and open up the control panel. In Windows XP, Vista, and 7 this can be done byjust clicking on the option on the side of the start menu for control panel. Also, in Windows XP you can click the start menu, then run, type control, and then hit enter. In Windows 8, move your mouse to the top right corner of the screen, and then hit search when it pops up, and type control in the box that pops up. Control Panel should pop up, then click on that option.

How to open the search tab in Windows 8

Search for the contol panel in Windows 8

Step 2: Choose the option at the top right of the control panel where it says “View by:” and choose “Large icons”.

Choose the option by View By for Large Icons

Step 3: Choose the option for “Ease of Access Center”, it might also be called Accesibility options on older versions of Windows (the list is in alphabetical order). The video shows how to do this one Windows 7 and XP, so if you’re having trouble finding the right options, just watch the video.

Choose the otpion in the Control Panel on Windows 8 for Ease of Access

Step 4: Choose the option that says “Make the keyboard easier to use”

Chose the option for Make the Keybaord Easier to Use

Step 5: Click the option for “Set up Sticky Keys”

Choose the option for Set up Sticky Keys

Step 6: Unclick the check box for “Turn on Sticky Keys when SHIFT is pressed five times” This will make it so that you can press shift as many times as you want without Sitcky Keys popping up.

Uncheck the checkbox for Turn on Sticky Keys when the SHIFT key is pressed 5 times

If you’re interested in getting the start butto back on Windows 8, then check out my other post here:

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