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    Default What can you tell me about Sticky Keys in Windows 7

    This morning while drinking coffee and listening to the news, my laptop started beeping and thought Kaspersky was alerting me to an attack.



    I hurried over to the laptop ready to go to war and saw that a pop up window was asking me if I wanted to turn on sticky keys. I said no because I am not familiar with what it is. So what is it?

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    Don't know much but it's an Accessibility feature for disabled. It was there in XP too.

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    This option sets Sticky Keys to run when you log on to Windows. Instead of having to press three keys at once (such as when you must press the CTRL, ALT, and DELETE keys together to log on to Windows), you can use one key by turning on Sticky Keys and adjusting the settings. This way, you can press a modifier key and have it remain active until another key is pressed.
    To activate StickyKeys

    1.Press the Shift key five times. A dialog box opens with instructions on how to set up the StickyKeys feature.
    2.If you click OK, an icon (a group of squares) appears in the notification area.
    To turn off StickyKeys, press the Shift key five times.
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    Why would W7 ask me out of the blue if I wanted to turn it on?

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    might be a glitch, report it as a bug just in case.

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    Sounds like a bug, but could also be a malfunctioning keyboard/something resting on the keyboard.

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    Sticky keys is a feature of computer Desktop Environments. It is an accessibility feature to aid users who have physical disabilities. Sticky keys allows the user to press a modifier key, such as Shift, Ctrl, Alt, or the Windows key, and have it remain active until another key is pressed. This program was introduced on Windows 95 and is also used on later versions.

    To toggle on or off the StickyKeys feature, the user should press the Shift key 5 times in a row.

    Also through : Control Panel > Ease Of Access Center > Make keyboard easier to use

    Maybe W7 was just being a little helpful in your case

    Also see Press multiple keys easily using Sticky Keys in Windows 7 / 8

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    To ask out of the blue without requesting the feature (via holding shift etc.) seems a little odd though?

    Yes, it's helpful... if you ask for it.

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