Disable Sticky Keys and Filter Keys warning messages in Windows

Bill Detwiler shows you how to Disable Sticky Keys and Filter Keys warning messages through the Windows Control Panel.

Microsoft Windows includes several accessibility options that help many individuals use their computers. However, some of those accessibility features can be an annoyance to users who do not need them.

For example, in Windows 7 and some earlier Windows versions, pressing the left-Shift key five times in quick succession will display a dialog box asking if you want to turn on Sticky Keys. Likewise, if you hold in the right Shift key for 8 seconds or more, which I seem to do all the time, you're presented with a dialog box asking if you want to turn on Filter Keys.

In this week's TR Dojo episode, I show how a quick trip to the Control Panel can prevent the Sticky Keys and Filter Keys pop-up warnings from appearing.

TR Dojo: Disable Sticky Keys and Filter Keys warning messages in Windows Bill Detwiler shows you how to Disable Sticky Keys and Filter Keys warning messages through the Windows Control Panel. Once you’ve watched this TR Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our <a href="http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/itdojo/disable-sticky-keys-and-filter-keys-warning-messages-in-windows/2465">TR Dojo Blog</a>.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...