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My sister called me today, she has a habit of holding down the shift key
while she composes her email in eudora.

apparently, if you hold down the shift key for more than 8 seconds

a windows pops up saying Accessibility Options

regardless if you cancel or try to go into the setup

the shift key is permanetly active :wacko:

i went to the net and tried to find the solution, found some pages
with referrences to Accessibility Option is disable this and that
so i follow all the instructions after rebooting several times

still the same problem, :realmad:

so i whipped out my unattended xp cd and reinstalled everything.
thank god for Unattended windows xp and MSFN.

if someone has some insights on how to disable this function in our unattended
windows xp install i would most appreciate some help here.


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I think Nlite can do it

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This is what I use

;Stickykeys Off
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\StickyKeys]
"Flags"=""


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booster

where did u get this reg tweak ?

so does that mean if u press the shift key for more than 8 seconds
it won't do the accessibility thing?

i am so scare to do it again.

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I got it from here experts-exchange


And it works for me.. Even under SP2 B)

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fantastic,

will try it out

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Yes, this is a real pain. How many times I played a hard Counter-Strike game, and while crouching (my shift key), the game stop and the desktop is back to ask me that stupid question!!!!!!!!!

My nLited SP2 XP doesn't ask me anymore :)

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my sister reports this on her computer

Holding down the right SHIFT key for 8 seconds turns on the Filter Keys. Filterkeys causes Windows to ignore brief or repeated keystrokes and slows down the keyboard repeat rate.
To keep Filterkeys on, click ok.
To cancel Filterkeys, click cancel.
To deactivate the key combination for Filterkeys, click settings.

now when she types everything is in caps and when she types numbers everything is !@#$%^&

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These are called StickyKeys, and are very annoying. All attempts I made in the past to disable them in the settings never really worked. Even if you disable them they will automatically turn back on again. So I used nLite to remove them from my Windows installation and now it works great. :thumbup

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My sister called me today, she has a habit of holding down the shift key
while she composes her email in eudora.

apparently, if you hold down the shift key for more than 8 seconds

a windows pops up saying Accessibility Options

regardless if you cancel or try to go into the setup

the shift key is permanetly active  :wacko:

i went to the net and tried to find the solution, found some pages
with referrences to Accessibility Option is disable this and that
so i follow all the instructions after rebooting several times

still the same problem,  :realmad:

so i whipped out my unattended xp cd and reinstalled everything.
thank god for Unattended windows xp and MSFN.

if someone has some insights on how to disable this function in our unattended
windows xp install i would most appreciate some help here.

I had this exact problem & it is extremely annoying. I use Traktor Dj Studio & I use the mixer controls on screen & right shift button.

I didn't have accessability installed so I couldn't do a thing about it & the internet didn't help with a reg tweak there is alot of mentioning about 'StickyKeys' which is something similar.

However I copied the neccessary file (access.cpl & access.hlp) from my normal Sp1a CD & dropped them in the appropiate access.cpl = 'System32' folder & access.hlp = 'Help folder' .

SOLUTION:
Open 'accessibilty options' & select 'Settings' unselect 'use shortcut' & apply it, the problem will be solved!

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Found these searching the web

Press SHIFT 5 times = Toggles StickyKeys on and off

Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds = Toggles FilterKeys on and off

Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds = Toggles ToggleKeys on and off

Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK = Toggles MouseKeys on and off

Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN = Toggles high contrast on and off


Now, I got StickyKeys disabled with reg-tweak.

Searching for reg-tweaks to disable the others.

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Here they are:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\HighContrast]
"Flags"=""

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\MouseKeys]
"Flags"=""

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\StickyKeys]
"Flags"=""

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\ToggleKeys]
"Flags"=""

Now Im only missing FilterKeys.

Still searching. B)

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And finally FilterKeys

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\Keyboard Response]
"Flags"=""

And tested in SP1 and SP2 on Windows XP Pro :thumbup

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THE boooster is truly GREAT!

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My sister called me today, she has a habit of holding down the shift key
while she composes her email in eudora.

apparently, if you hold down the shift key for more than 8 seconds

a windows pops up saying Accessibility Options

regardless if you cancel or try to go into the setup

the shift key is permanetly active  :wacko:

i went to the net and tried to find the solution, found some pages
with referrences to Accessibility Option is disable this and that
so i follow all the instructions after rebooting several times

still the same problem,  :realmad:

so i whipped out my unattended xp cd and reinstalled everything.
thank god for Unattended windows xp and MSFN.

if someone has some insights on how to disable this function in our unattended
windows xp install i would most appreciate some help here.

When it does that, go to options and turn it off.

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doesn't work... hv u tried it.

but pls if you are going to try pls be careful

hold it down for 8 seconds (shift key) and see if your keyboard
goes hay wired.

let me know bec. i certainly will never do it again. **** Family Members :) hehhehehehe

i already patched my registry with boosters reg tweaks so i am safe.

let me know what your results are.

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doesn't work... hv u tried it.

but pls if you are going to try pls be careful

hold it down for 8 seconds (shift key) and see if your keyboard
goes hay wired.

let me know bec. i certainly will never do it again. **** Family Members :) hehhehehehe

i already patched my registry with boosters reg tweaks so i am safe.

let me know what your results are.

Yes, I've tried it.
At least on my copy of WXP SP1 / SP2, you can go into the options CPL and turn off the keyboard shortcuts.

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did that last nite and my keyboard stop responding. honeslty

i am not going to temp faith again.

it is my sister that will keep bugging me to fix her computer.

well what is family for.

later dude thanks

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If you, like me, choose not to install Accessibility Options during silent install, then when any of the stickykey/filterkeys gets activated and says you can click on Settings to disable them nothing happens cause it's not installed.

Thus it is not in Control Panel either.

My first thougt when disabeling Accessibility Option during install was that then the stickykeys/filterkeys was disabled too.. But nooo.. they are still active..

But no more with my reg-tweaks :D


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hell yah!!!

i email the reg tweak to my sister, after merging it w/ her registry
she was good to go.

booster your the man!

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where did u get this reg tweak ?

That is right here on the Registry Tweaks thread as well.

Also, there's nothing to be afraid of about the Accessibility options coming up - just an irritant, that's all.
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I FEAR it... gives me the creeps. yuk

just wondering what is the header for that regTweak u hv at the registry tweak section.

well i did a search for 8 seconds shift key and i didn't find any results.

oh... :blink:

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I don't know how you managed to just notice about this recently, that's been in windows for ages (win2k at the very least). I'd have to say like prathapml, it's no deadly by any means (makes no sense to me). If you searched for StickyKeys (it's proper name) I'm sure you would have found out results.
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when i type i don't generally hold down my shift key for more than 8 seconds. my sister who has this bad habit of holding the shift key for the longest time when she thinks of what she is going to write.

so that is the reason why i just now realize there is such a thing as a 8 second shift key.

for the record i did the remove shortcuts, even on my system
and i couldn't disengage the **** thing.

thanks all

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OT: It's very good to annoy a teacher though. And if you time it right with everyone else in the room, you can get a beep to travel around teh room :P Not that I"ve done this before......


But it's a pitty I didn't get here sooner. Blast, need to work on that.
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