How to Fix Sticky Keys on a Sony VAIO

by Anthony Oster

The "Sticky Keys" option on your Sony Vaio computer is an ease of access feature designed by Microsoft to assist users who have difficulty pressing multiple keys at the same time. Pressing the "Shift" key five times consecutively will display a prompt, asking if you would like to enable Sticky Keys. Because programs such as video editing suites and many computer games use the "Shift" key, this prompt may become a nuisance while using these programs. You may disable "Sticky Keys," and the keyboard shortcut, in the Control Panel.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

Step 1

Press the Windows "Start" button, select "Control Panel" and choose "Ease of Access Center."

Step 2

Select the "Make the Keyboard Easier to Use" option.

Step 3

Deselect the "Turn on Sticky Keys" check box. Once unchecked, click "Set up Sticky Keys."

Deselect the check boxes next to each option. Click "Apply" to save your settings.

Windows XP

Step 1

Click the Windows "Start" button and select "Control Panel." Select the "Classic View" option from the navigation pane and select "Accessibility Options."

Step 2

If running Windows XP, select the "Classic View" from the navigation pane and select "Accessibility Options."

Step 3

Select the "Keyboard" tab and deselect "Use StickyKeys." Click the "Setting" button and deselect each option.

Click "OK" to save your settings.

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About the Author

Anthony Oster is a licensed professional counselor who earned his Master of Science in counseling psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has served as a writer and lead video editor for a small, South Louisiana-based video production company since 2007. Oster is the co-owner of a professional photography business and advises the owner on hardware and software acquisitions for the company.

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