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Disable Sticky Keys on a Default Installation
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | Usability Page 2 | Unrated
Disable Sticky Keys on a Default Installation

1. Press SHIFT 5 times consecutively. The StickyKeys box will pop up.

2. Click Settings. Accessibility Options pops up.

3. On the "Keyboard" tab click the "Settings" button in the "StickyKeys" section.

4. Uncheck the items in this window and click OK.

5. Click Apply and OK on Accessibility Options.

To learn more about StickyKeys and other Accessibility Features open Help and Support and search for "StickyKeys" or "Accessibility"

 

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Brilliant. Didn't know how to unable sticky keys but thanks to you I finally did!
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    *****
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    nothing i have tried works can not use any punctuation or numbers must have help before i go insane
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Fantastic, thanks!!! Worked 100%
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thankyou sooo much
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Problem repaired in under 30 seconds
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because what people want is for the sticky keys SHORTCUT (hitting the shift key 5 times)to be disabled. If one follows your instructions the next time they press the shift key 5 times consecutively the same window will pop up, boxes unchecked of course. One of the tabs has a spot where you can disable the sticky keys SHORTCUT. This information should be included along with the official but potentially misleading/confusing information.
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I want to disable stickykeys I press shift 5 times but accessibility options wasnt open
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    there's no option mentioned to disable sticky keys with the help of the keyboard
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I find it much easier to just press Shift + CTRL + Tab..
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Finally, a way to get rid of it! Thanks :)
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    CANT 4SE 0Y 2EYB6ARD 6N 0Y 3AT6- R5GHT ---AS Y64 CAN SEE.......HE3- BEF6RE 5 GET 2533ED BY 0Y 040!!!11
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didn't work
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I've been tearing my hair out trying to get rid of this option that was accidentally turned on.
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    awesome
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Check number four....how do I "uncheck" items with no cursor? I can Tab through options, but I don't know how to "uncheck". Any further help would be much appreciated.
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This does not fix the problem at all.
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    my sticky keys still on i dont know how to get rid of it im crying like hell and my tummy saw please how do i get it back
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    CNT TRN STCY CEYS 6FF
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by BloodVortex)
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    When i click "settings" the windows closes and nothing appears, i've tried searching for the "Accessibility Options" window, but i can't find it, i've looked in the Control Panel and in the system files.
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It doesn't work. Sticky Keys still comes up....
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    5 DNT W@RC
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ty
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks a lot this is just what i needed
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    rubbish because after this still have it< can@t use keyboard correctly
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Just press CTRL, SHIFT, TAB at the same time. Also, someone mentioned they did not have a cursor, and could not uncheck the boxes. Use TAB to go through the fields, and SPACEBAR to check/uncheck the boxes. I HATE STICKY KEYS!!! Peace~
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this worked perfectly than you very much
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The problem is not StickyKeys it is the Shift Key Switch. The soloution provided does not disable this diabolical bastardization of key behavior. That may be possible with TweakUI, but I haven't proven that yet.
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    omg its disabled.......man sticky kets were getting annouying..
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it just helped me in every way it could i thought i broke dah computer thanks a lot bye
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by bob)
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    i say bill gates should be put 6' under for this painful feature.
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sticky keys is a scourage of the able bodied world
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    all of this doesnt work
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Worked fine! Under the Keyboard tab there are three buttons. I un-checked “Keyboard Shortcut” in all three areas.
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by vlink)
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    This actually works! Thanks for help! You guys, who can't disable sticky keys even with this guide, read it once more, carefully, it will worth it :P
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    gr no work
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It worked OK for me Thank you.
     
  • Comment #39 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didnt work :s
     
  • Comment #40 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Useless
     
  • Comment #41 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it dont work
     
  • Comment #42 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    What if you don't have the Accesibility Options installed onto your computer? Is there something in Registry Editor we could do to disable it?
     
  • Comment #43 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didnt work
     
  • Comment #44 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This does not mention what version of gnome, Or how to get rid of sticky keys, just how to turn them off once you have them on.
     
  • Comment #45 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    [ironic on] Yet another usefull feature [ironic off]
     
  • Comment #46 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    becuase i'm bloooooooody happy :)
     
  • Comment #47 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It was right on for me.... Now I need to test it. Upon boot upon in the mornings, it would appear. When this appears it locks out my wireless keyboard and mouse and I have to restart several times to get to the login screen without the stickykeys feature appearing.
     
  • Comment #48 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks man...it worked...
     
  • Comment #49 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it didnt work
     
  • Comment #50 (Posted by steve63)
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    this is great I even went out and bought a new desktop out of shear frustration. It works but keeps on coming back; how do you get rid of accessibility and this sticky keys b/s permanently?
     
  • Comment #51 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You are the man.
     
  • Comment #52 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks, I had the hardest time finding it till i read this!
     
  • Comment #53 (Posted by lexi)
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    omg that you soo much i couldnt fiuger out how to get rid of the friggin thing thx u thx u :)and some one should call me;) my # 8384590 just ask for lexi
     
  • Comment #54 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The help from site is POOR. A comment helped. # Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user) Rating I find it much easier to just press Shift + CTRL + Tab to disable. Thank you, it worked perfectly.
     
  • Comment #55 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because i tried it and it didnt work
     
  • Comment #56 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    good should stay online
     
  • Comment #57 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it dident work
     
  • Comment #58 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    WTF IT DOSN@T WORK
     
  • Comment #59 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this dosent get rid of them. they still pop up
     
  • Comment #60 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    can say nn...
     
  • Comment #61 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks
     
  • Comment #62 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This worked perfectly. Your directions disable the shortcut option, so don't know why the other poster ranted about it not disabling the shortcut option.
     
  • Comment #63 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sticky keys still pops up if you hit shift 5 times. This article doesn't give info on how to get rid of sticky keys.
     
  • Comment #64 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    That was amazing. Thank you. Thank goodness for nerds.
     
  • Comment #65 (Posted by ugene)
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    nothing works, i am playing a game on my computer and it will not go away. i had to use the character map to try to change the registry
     
  • Comment #66 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i did what it said and it WORKED!
     
  • Comment #67 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelAccessibilityStickyKeysFlags change from 506 to 510
     
  • Comment #68 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i did everything that u told me to do and sitckykeys won"t go away
     
  • Comment #69 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment 6 was a great help !!
     
  • Comment #70 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    DONE IT IN SECONDS OTHER SITES ARE A LOT WORSE :)
     
  • Comment #71 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It wasn't helpful at all!
     
  • Comment #72 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    the tab wont come up so thanks for nothing!
     
  • Comment #73 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thank you, it was a great help
     
  • Comment #74 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thnks it helped alot!
     
  • Comment #75 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because i have NOTHING checked and stickey keys still does the same crap.
     
  • Comment #76 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it doesn't work!
     
  • Comment #77 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    BECAUSE< AS YOU MIGHT TELL FROM THE AWFUL CAPS AND ODD ASCII< IT DIDN@T WORK
     
  • Comment #78 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didn"t work
     
  • Comment #79 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because i did not work
     
  • Comment #80 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I love you.
     
  • Comment #81 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    YOU SOLVED MY PROBLEM... THANKS... ;)
     
  • Comment #82 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Sticky Keys is actually more complex than stated. Turning it on is fairly easy. Turning it off requires very specific actions. The windows turn-off instructions are more specific than described: Press both "Shift keys" - not "any two keys". Turning off is interesting because pressing both shift keys requires two hands and this accessibility feature was intended for handicapped people - who may not have two hands! My search of the internet for people who actually recommend sticky keys: 1 My search of the internet for people who hate sticky keys: 4,640
     
  • Comment #83 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I tried this bullshit of pressing SHIFT keys 5 times but every time i reboot it come back again.
     
  • Comment #84 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    5t st533 w6nt w6r2 f6r 0e--except when i press fn and type then it works but i hate having to do that while i type
     
  • Comment #85 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    informative and straight to the point ,thanks
     
  • Comment #86 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Classes of children who repeatedly press keys always brings the sticky key popup back. ALWAYS. I've deleted registry entries, used control panel, etc. ALWAYS comes back. Anyone know how to kill this bad functionality?
     
  • Comment #87 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i like it very good
     
  • Comment #88 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    did nothing
     
  • Comment #89 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I'M USING A LAP TOP AND I CANNOT TURN OFF THE "STICKY KEYS" I'VE TRIED TO SELECT THE SETTINGS FEATURE AFTER PRESSING THE SHIFT KEY 5 TIMES BUT IT ISN'T PROMPTING ME TO THE SETTINGS WINDOW. IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY?
     
  • Comment #90 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks so much. this has been causing so much trouble with a game i play. i say again, thank you!!!
     
  • Comment #91 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this article fixed my daughter's computer! thank you!!
     
  • Comment #92 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    THX F***ING ANNOYINGEST THING EVER INVENTED
     
  • Comment #93 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didnt work you prick !
     
  • Comment #94 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i actually got sticky keys off long ago and already knew. but i put it back on and a made it so even if i hold for 7 sec it wont come up. help
     
  • Comment #95 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Have to use shift during game play a lot every time I hit 5 times it crashes the game because of this useless sticky key function! I want to permanently disable it this info is useless!!!
     
  • Comment #96 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You were of n o help whatsoever; the keys are sticky in the sense that they are slow to respond to the touch and print on the page is slow to show up. This is probably some type of built-in for whatever reason and should be easy to rectify. Thanks a lot
     
  • Comment #97 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because it didnt work
     
  • Comment #98 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ouh thank you.....i tried it once and it work....hmmmm.....my bro laptop also same sticky keys...it is because somrthing stuck on it hahaha....thank you....whan it does not work it.. it means something stuck on it...or have something under the key...hahaha bye
     
  • Comment #99 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Pretty good i must say ..... was getting seriously frustated searching the net on how to turn it off but your help was very much useful .... thank you
     
  • Comment #100 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this in no way permanently disables sticky keys. it only provides a temporary fix until you restart your computer or you hold teh shift key for longer tehn 8 seconds. this should NOT be a compulsive feature on any computer operating system unless it is asked for as additional software
     
  • Comment #101 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it didnot work
     
  • Comment #102 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks it was grate
     
  • Comment #103 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it didn't work
     
  • Comment #104 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This isnt working for me
     
  • Comment #105 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    holding down both shift keys at once is the only thing that worked for me ... thanks !
     
  • Comment #106 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Fixed instantly , thanks guys
     
  • Comment #107 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Reading all the comments the problem seems to be that people are having several different problems. One of them got fixed with the instructions and the others didn't. Here is how to fix the problem I had, which was when I had to hold the blue 'Fn' key to type or else it came out like this: 6r e3se 5t c60es 64t 352e th5s. Hold the Fn key and press the button at the top that says 'Scroll' in white letters and has a number '1' in a shopping-bag-looking character in blue underneath.
     
  • Comment #108 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Yes! Thank you! Now I don't have to worry about that anymore! :D
     
  • Comment #109 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I want to kill it from the registry or something like that. so it DOES NOT even exsist.
     
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