Using Sticky Keys for Accessibility On PC and Mac Computers

Electronics/Software

Ian C. Langtree - Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2009/02/17 - Updated: 2019/04/04
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: Sticky Keys are designed for people who have difficulty holding down two or more keyboard keys simultaneously.

Introduction

Do you have problems holding down two or more keys on your PC? Microsoft introduced StickyKeys to the Windows platform in Windows 95.

Main Digest

Sticky Keys were designed for people who have difficulty holding down two or more keys simultaneously. When a shortcut requires a key combination, such as CTRL+P, Sticky Keys will enable you to press a modifier key (CTRL, ALT, or SHIFT), or the Windows logo key and have it remain active until another key is pressed.

To change Windows Sticky Keys Options

Setting Up Sticky Keys for Mac Computers

Sticky Keys was first introduced to Mac OS in System 6 as part of the Easy Access extension, which also included mouse keys functionality.

Also see our List of Hotkeys Keyboard Shortcuts - This handy printable list of computer keyboard hot-key shortcuts will make computing a lot faster and easier for any computer user.

Other Handy Keyboad Shortcuts

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