3 Ways to Turn Off Sticky Keys in Windows 11

Sticky Keys is a Windows feature that allows users to use keyboard shortcuts by pressing one key instead of two at the same time. For example, if you turn off the Sticky Keys feature, you must press the CTRL + C keys at the same time to copy, but if you turn on Sticky Keys, just press CTRL, then press C to copy.

While the sticky keys feature is useful for some users, more users don’t want to use this feature and want to turn off sticky keys in Windows 11. Next, this article will introduce the method to turn off Sticky Keys in Windows 11.

Turn off sticky keys via setting

The way to turn off Sticky Keys via settings is very simple.

  • Right-click the Start icon in the taskbar and select Settings.
  • In Settings, select Accessibility from the left navigation pane.
  • Next, scroll down and select Keyboard under Interaction.
  • Click the toggle next to Sticky Keys to turn the feature off.
Turn off sticky keys via registry

In addition to turning off the Sticky Keys feature, you can also customize Sticky Keys settings.

Click the Sticky Keys option in the Keyboard accessibility settings.

You’ll see five customizations and choose to enable or disable them.


Disable the first option if you don’t want to turn on Sticky Keys when you press SHIFT five times.

If you have the Keyboard Shortcuts for Sticky Keys option enabled, simply pressing the SHIFT key will also turn off Sticky Keys.

Turn off Sticky Keys via Control Panel

Another way to turn off Sticky Keys is through the Control Panel.

  • Search for Control Panel in the Search Menu and click the relevant search result to launch Control Panel.
  • Click the View by drop-down menu and select Large Icons from the list of options.
  • Find and select the Ease of Access Center option.
  • Select Make the keyboard easier to use.
  • Uncheck the “Turn on Sticky Keys” checkbox, then “OK” to save the changes and turn off the Sticky Keys feature.
Turn off sticky keys via control panel

Turn off sticky keys via registry

In addition to turning off Sticky Keys through Settings and the Control Panel, users can also turn off Sticky Keys through the registry.

  • Press WINDOWS + R to launch the Run command, type “regedit” in the text field, and press ENTER to launch Registry Editor. Click Yes in the UAC box that appears.
  • Navigate to the path: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\StickyKeys
  • Double-click Flags, enter 58 under Value Data, and click OK.
  • Next, the Sticky Keys feature will be turned off.
Turn off sticky keys via registry

In summary

If you want to turn off Sticky Keys on Windows 11, you can follow above effective methods. You are recommended to use the first two methods if you are not familiar with the Registry.


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