The Sticky Keys feature of Mac OS X makes some keyboard shortcuts easier for people who have limited dexterity. When this feature is on, you can press the keys for a shortcut in sequence instead of needing to hold them down at the same time.

To use Sticky Keys in OS X:

  1. Choose, Apple System Preferences, Universal Access.
  2. System Preferences window with Universal Access highlighted.

  3. Select the Keyboard pane.
    Universal Access window with Keyboard tab selected.
  4. Select the On button next to Sticky Keys.

The Sticky Keys feature has the following options:

  • Press the Shift key five times to turn Sticky Keys on or off: enables a keyboard shortcut for Sticky Keys.
  • Beep when a modifier key is pressed: provides feedback to let you know when modifier keys such as the Command or Shift key is pressed.
  • Display pressed keys on screen: shows you the keys on the screen as you press them for additional feedback.
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