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Sometimes referred to as StickyKeys, the ability to use a keyboard with one hand can be of great assistance to many users. This removes problems incurred where normally two or three keys would need to be pressed together (such as Ctrl / Alt / Delete). StickyKeys works by the computer acting as if the modifier key has been pressed, whilst a second / third key can be pressed by the user.


Using StickyKeys on Windows

1. Open Accessibility Options: click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Accessibility Options.

2. On the Keyboard tab, under StickyKeys, select the Use StickyKeys check box.
To turn off StickyKeys, clear the Use StickyKeys check box.

Note: If the Use shortcut check box in the Settings for StickyKeys dialog box is selected, you can turn StickyKeys on or off by pressing the SHIFT key five times.


Using StickyKeys in Chrome

1. Sign in to your Chromebook.

2. Click the status area, where your account picture appears or press Alt + Shift + s.

3. Click Settings.

4. Click Show advanced settings.

5. In the "Accessibility" section, tick or untick the box to turn this option on or off. Enable sticky keys: Holds down the accessibility shortcut keys (Shift, Search, Ctrl, Alt) so you don’t have to press them first every time.