Windows 10 Keyboard Accessibility Settings
By Stephen Bucaro
For those of us who don't have the best physical dexterity, Windows 10 provides some keyboard
configurations that might help. These settings are Sticky Keys, Toggle Keys, and
Filter Keys. To configure these setting open the Settings utility by opening
the Start menu (the window icon on the left side of the task bar) and clicking on the
In the Windows Settings utility, select the Ease of Access link, and in the left
panel of the window that appears, in the Interaction section, click on the Keyboard
item. On the next page that appears, you can set these items.
What is Sticky Keys?
Sticky Keys allows you to use key combinations involving [Ctrl], [Alt], or [Shift] key by
pressing only one key. It makes a modifier key remain active for a second after it has been
released. You can configure Sticky Keys lock the modifier key if its pressed twice in a row,
or to play a sound when a modifier key is pressed and released.
What is Toggle Keys?
ToggleKeys causes a sound to be made when a locking key; [Caps Lock], [Num Lock] or the
[Scroll Lock] key is pressed, confirming that they have been turned on.
What is Filter Keys?
Filter Keys cause the keyboard to filter out or ignore short or repeated keystrokes. This
makes typing easier for users with hand tremors.
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