Sunday, June 30, 2013

Disable Sticky Keys on Windows, permanently


I hate sticky keys, I actually do, and I’m too lazy to find a good way to disable it, that’s why I prefer to go to the root of the problem and get rid of it, for good. And since there is no Sticky Keys service or .exe, we must focus on the source: The ease of access center.

Of course, it’s not the Ease of Access center, is it’s ability to show you popup messages or dialogs whenever something activate it. But if you don’t use it, then you’re good to go.

Go to C:\Windows\System32, search for the file EaseOfAccessDialog.exe. You need to rename it, any way you can, change the name to whatever you want.


Two things:

  1. If you don’t know how to change the name, I recommend using Unlocker.
  2. Don’t change the name to something weird, try to keep it original. Add something at the beginning (like the picture), or add “.old” at the end.

Once this is done, the dialog won’t popup again. And don’t worry, you will still be able to access the Ease of Access features if you want to.


1 comment:

  1. I had to do this today and was wondering if there was a cleaner way to do it. I went into the control panel, ease of access area and disabled it there, it still popped up everytime I pressed shift even once. There was a registry hack I tried as well and it still popped up after restarting. This was the only thing that worked for me. Really annoying to type and have that pop up every few seconds.