[Athen] Sticky Keys in Windows 10

Schwarte, David M. schwarte at purdue.edu
Mon Aug 27 07:01:36 PDT 2018

Hello Doug,

Thanks for the information. This is helpful. I am beginning to realize that Sticky Keys in Windows 10 does not act very consistently. I have seen the dialog box you are talking about. I recently tried on my personal computer and discovered the 5 shift key trick does not work at all, no beeps or dialog boxes at all. I guess more research will be necessary.

David Schwarte

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Tried just now to do the quick tapping of shift key and got a dialogue box pop up to enable/not the function. But it didn't turn sticky keys on.

When I unchecked the option to have that dialogue pop up (see attached image) then the rapid-repeated shift key toggled them on/off as expected.

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 11:36 AM, Schwarte, David M. <schwarte at purdue.edu<mailto:schwarte at purdue.edu>> wrote:
Hello Everyone,

Our campus labs have moved to Windows 10 over the summer. In general this has not been a bad experience assistive technology wise; however, I have just confirmed that we are having an odd problem. We have a user who needs to use sticky keys to press Ctrl + Alt + Del for logging in. Pressing the Shift key quickly makes the expected sound for turning on Sticky Keys, but they do not seem to be on. Other Ease of Access apps, mainly Narrator, seem to work fine at the initial login screen. Does anyone know if there was a change in the way Sticky Keys works in the login screen for Windows 10? I know the Narrator launching key sequence changed. I did confirm that the 5 shift key quickly still launches Sticky Keys on the lab computers once the user is logged in.

David Schwarte

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