How to Turn On on Off Sticky Keys in Windows 11

This post showed students and new users steps to enable or disable sticky keys in Windows 11 to help users who can not hold multiples keyboard keys simultaneously.

Windows 11 comes with a feature known as sticky keys which is there to help people who can’t hold multiple keys on the keyboard at once. For example, to copy a text or files, one can simply use the CTRL + C keys to get it done. However, everyone can do that.

When you disable sticky keys, copying can also be by pressing the CTRL key, and then the C key to do the same function, without the need to hold down CTRL while pressing the C key. This helps many people who can’t simultaneously hold multiple keys either by disability or some other form.

This makes keyboard shortcuts easier by pressing each key individually so you don’t have to hold multiple keys at once.

The new Windows 11, when released generally to everyone, will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

The sticky key feature has been moved to accessibility settings pane, including many other settings in Windows 11.

To get started disabling or enabling sticky keys in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

How to turn off sticky keys in Windows 11

Again, not everyone can hold multiple keys at once. If you find yourself in similar situation, simply disabling sticky key might help improve your experience with Windows 11.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accessibility, select Keyboard on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

On the Keyboard settings pane, toggle the button to the On position to enable sticky keys in Windows 11.

How to turn off sticky keys in Windows 11

If you change your mind about enabling sticky keys, you can simply turn it off by reversing the steps above.

To turn off, go to the Start menu ==> Settings ==> Accessibility ==> Keyboard and toggle the button to the Off position to turn off Windows sticky keys feature.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to turn on or off the sticky keys feature in Windows 11. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.