By Delia / Last update January 14, 2022

What is Sticky Keys? Sticky Keys is a special auxiliary feature in Windows that allows you to perform keyboard shortcuts without holding down multiple keys at the same time. But some users feel that this feature is useless, but it will hinder some other operations. So, how to turn off Sticky Keys on Windows 11? Let's take a look at some methods.

Method 1. Press keyboard shortcut 5 times

The easiest way to switch off the sticky key is to use the keyboard shortcut. Press the left Shift key on your keyboard five times until a dialog box appears.

do you want to turn on sticky keys

The dialog box asks if you want to enable the sticky key. Click "No" to turn off the sticking key.

Method 2. Using keyboard settings

You can also use the Settings application to turn off the sticking key. Follow these instructions to get started.

Press Windows + U to open the Accessibility Settings page. Scroll to the bottom and click on "Keyboard".

Now turn off the "Sticky keys" switch at the top.

keyboard settings

The Sticky Keys will now be turned off on your device. You can also click on it to further customize the behavior of the sticking keys on your system.

Options to customize the sticky key behavior:

  • Keyboard shortcut for Sticky keys
  • Show the Sticky keys icon on the taskbar
  • Lock the shortcut key when pressed twice in a row
  • Turn off Sticky keys when two keys are pressed at the same time
  • Play a sound when shortcut keys are pressed and released.

Method 3. Use Control Panel

You can also turn off the Sticky Keys from the Control Panel. Follow these steps to get started.

Open the Start menu, search for "Control Panel" and open it from the search results.

Click on the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the screen and select "Large icons".

Now go to the path "Easy Access Center" - "Easy Access Center".

Click on "Make the keyboard easier to use".

Then uncheck the "Turn on Sticky Keys" switch.

control panel turn on sticky keys

Click "Apply" at the bottom to disable the sticky keys.

Method 4. Use the registry

If none of the above methods work to disable sticking keys, then there may be a problem with your user interface or system installation. In this case, you can edit specific registry values to disable the sticky keys on your system.

Press Windows + R keyboard and type "redegit", press Enter to open the registry.

registry sticky keys

Navigate to the path: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\StickyKeys

Double click on the "Flags" on the right side and enter "506" as the new value data.

When finished, click "OK" to disable the sticky keys on the system indefinitely.