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Accessibility Features (StickyKeys, FilterKeys and ToggleKeys)
Modern versions of Windows provide a number of accessibility features that are designed to make the system easier to use for those with special needs. Several of these are related to the operation of the keyboard. All of these function at the operating system level and so work transparently to virtually all software.
To set accessibility features related to the keyboard, open "Accessibility Options" (indicated by the wheelchair icon) within the Control Panel. The first (default) screen is the Keyboard tab. It contains controls for the following nifty features:
All of these functions can be enabled without a trip to the Control Panel, if you know the appropriate short-cut command (shown within the relevant Accessibility options settings screens.)
Warning: Be sure you do not
accidentally enable any of these features if you are not going to use them. (I was
surprised to discover that I have a habit of tapping on the <Shift> key sometimes
when I am thinking; five presses of the <Shift> key in a row is the sequence to turn
on StickyKeys... talk about a surprise. :^) )
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