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When I press shift five times, I get a "StickyKeys" dialog. It doesn't mather if I press OK, Cancel or Settings, the next time I press shift 5 times, the dialog comes up again.

Also, I don't have a Accessibility Options item in my Control Panel, nor do I have a access.cpl file on my C drive.

Anyone an idea?

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The fact that you don't have access.cpl or an Accessibility Options in your copy of XP worries me more. Is this a legal copy? Are you in a domain environment? – Wesley Nov 17 '09 at 17:13
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You can disable it in the registry.

  • Start -> Run -> Enter
  • Type regedit and press enter
  • navigate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Control Panel\Accessibility\StickyKeys]
  • change the value of Flags to 10
  • navigate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\Keyboard Response]
  • change the value of Flags to 122
  • navigate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\ToggleKeys]
  • change the value of Flags to 58

or if you don't use any of the accessibility features, you can delete the whole Accessibility key (back it up first in case you need it in the future though).

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Although this answer is correct (I upvoted) - I would still be curious about an answer to Nonapeptide's question. Not having the accessability functions seems odd to me as well. – Insomnic Nov 17 '09 at 18:20
This answer doesn't work for me. However, I managed to get a copy of the access.cpl file (which wasn't installed on our enterprise installation), and just disabled every function checkbox I could find. This works; however I have no idea which registry key this is... – doekman Nov 18 '09 at 10:02
@John T: when you change [HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Control Panel\Accessibility\StickyKeys] Flags from 506 to 10, I can accept this answer. – doekman Nov 19 '09 at 13:47
10 worked? interesting, edited accordingly. – John T Nov 19 '09 at 16:07
I did not forget. Jeff's UI doesn't let me ;-) – doekman Dec 11 '09 at 18:49

Press shift 5 times again to bring up the stickykeys dialog. Click "settings". Uncheck "Use Stickykeys" AND click "Settings". Uncheck "Use Shortcut".

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Click settings doesn't (in my case) open a dialog. That's the problem... – doekman Nov 18 '09 at 9:19
My mistake. That wasn't clear from your description. I've found that most of the time people neglect to disable the shortcut, only disabling stickykeys itself. – Fopedush Nov 19 '09 at 14:38

Another issue that often come up is how to turn off FilterKeys. You can do that by To holding down both Shift Keys.

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