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Encyclopedia > Sticky keys

Sticky keys is a feature of computer Desktop Environments. It is an accessibility feature to aid handicapped users. Sticky keys allows the user to press a modifier key, such as Shift, Ctrl, Alt, or the windows key, and have it remain active until another key is pressed. It has been suggested that Desktop metaphor,Paper paradigm be merged into this article or section. ... Accessibility is a general term used to describe the degree to which a system is usable by as many people as possible. ... The term disability, as it is applied to humans, refers to any condition that impedes the completion of daily tasks using traditional methods. ... In computing, a modifier key is a special key on a computer keyboard that modifies the normal action of another key when the two are pressed in combination. ... A Windows key on a black laptop keyboard The Windows key or Windows logo key (in short WinKey, or rarely Flag key) is a keyboard key originally introduced for the Windows 95 operating system. ...


On Windows, it is activated by pressing the shift key 5 times in sequence or by holding down a modifier key for longer than 5 seconds. When sticky keys is activated in Windows, a beep is sounded whenever the Shift, Ctrl, Windows key, or Alt keys are pressed henceforth. A Windows key on a black laptop keyboard The Windows key or Windows logo key (in short WinKey, or rarely Flag key) is a keyboard key originally introduced for the Windows 95 operating system. ...


On KDE, one can enable it in the KDE control center.


Flaws

Microsoft Windows does not check the integrity of this file (%systemroot%windowssystem32sethc.exe) before running it. Also, the shortcut key to be pressed to turn on Sticky keys is enabled by default. If Windows File Protection is disabled, the sethc.exe file can be replaced with any other potentially malicious executable, such as cmd.exe, which can then be executed by pressing Shift 5 times. Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... Windows File Protection (WFP) is a technology included in all Microsoft Windows operating systems beginning with Windows 2000 to prevent programs from replacing critical Windows system files. ...


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The American Nyckelharpa Association | Repairing sticky nyckelharpa keys (1968 words)
Lift a key up enough to just clear the comb, then move it forward (out) so that the other end is pulled from its comb, then lift it up to clear the tangents sticking up through its slot.
If the sticky key is on the first row, you only have to remove that key, but if you have sticky keys in the 2nd or 3rd row, you'll have to remove ALL the first row of keys.
Inspect both the key and the slot first, looking for burrs or other irregularities, which are almost always the cause of a sticky key.
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