Step-by-step instructions on how to turn on and use StickyKeys
If for any reason your machine does not display the ' Accessibility Options ' icon shown above , Windows Accessibility has been optionally removed, or not installed. You will need to install it from your original Windows CD-Rom. You can consult either the manual, or the Windows Help for details on how to reinstall these options onto your computer.
' StickyKeys ' operates in two modes; Latched mode and Locked mode: Any and all of the modifier keys ( ' Shift ' , ' Ctrl ' , and ' Alt ' ) can be latched or locked in combination.
Latched mode: Tapping once on a modifier key such as ' Shift ' , ' Ctrl ' , and ' Alt ' puts it into Latched mode. So the key pressed is held down for you until you release the mouse button or press a key that is not a modifier key. If the ' StickyKeys ' sound features are enabled, you will hear a short low-beep/high-beep. When the next non-modifier key is pressed, the modifier key(s) are released.
Locked mode: Tapping twice in succession on a modifier key such as ' Shift ' , ' Ctrl ' , and ' Alt ' puts it into Locked mode. If the ' StickyKeys ' sound features are enabled, you will hear a short low-beep/high-beep after the first tap and a single high beep after the second tap. Once a modifier key is locked, it stays locked until it is pressed a third time. It is possible however to disable the Locked mode of ' StickyKeys ' by making sure the ' Press modifier key twice to lock ' option box is not checked.
' StickyKeys ' has a number of settings you can change, to do so:
If the ' Use shortcut ' is enabled, ' StickyKeys ' can be turned on or off by using a hot key (which is pressing the ' Shift ' key five times). If you have the sound features of ' StickyKeys ' enabled, you will hear a rising siren tone when ' StickyKeys ' is turned on or off using the hot key:
Having the option ' Press modifier key twice to lock ' checked means that you can latch and lock the modifier keys. It is possible however to disable the Locked mode of ' StickyKeys ' by making sure the ' Press modifier key twice to lock ' box is not checked:
If the ' Turn StickyKeys off if two keys are pressed at once ' option is enabled, ' StickyKeys ' automatically switches off when it detects two keys held down at the same time. This can be particularly useful for shared computers.
Some people do not like to have keyboard sounds, while others find them useful. You can turn feedback sounds on or off in the ' StickyKeys ' properties by using the option Make sounds when modifier key is pressed.
When the Show ' StickyKeys ' status on screen option is checked, three small boxes appear in the system tray near your clock, to show when StickyKeys is running.(Fig 3)
Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.
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