How to Turn Off Filter Keys in MS Word


All Microsoft Windows computers come with a feature referred to as FilterKeys. This feature allows the individual user to customize how her keyboard performs. For example, you can control the rate at which a key repeats itself when the button is held down. You can also control whether or not your computer ignores repeated accidental keystrokes. The FilterKeys feature is especially useful for those with hand tremors or for those using a computer while traveling, since a shaking hand often strikes unintentional keys.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Open the "Start" menu and click on "Control Panel."

  • Click on the "Accessibility Options" icon. If you use Windows 7, type "FilterKeys" into the search bar at the top right corner of the Control Panel. Click on the link that mentions "FilterKeys" under the "Ease of Access Center" section.

  • Click on the "Keyboard" tab in the "Accessibility Options" window. If you use Windows 7, you do not have to do this. Remove the check from the box that says "Use FilterKeys."

  • Click "OK" to confirm the settings. Follow the same steps if you wish to turn FilterKeys on again.

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