Sticky keys shouldn't be deactivated by pressing keys in parallel

Daniel Stone daniel at
Thu Apr 12 03:10:12 PDT 2007

On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 11:41:14AM +0200, Tassilo Horn wrote:
> I use Xorg 7.2 and start the Xserver with the +accessx option. Then I
> can enable/disable sticky keys by pressing shift five times.
> My problem is, that they're disabled when I press a modifier key and a
> "normal" key in parallel, too. Is it possible to disable this "feature"
> somewhere, so that only the 5x shift toggle is used to enable/disable
> the sticky keys?
> I like sticky keys for one-handed keystrokes, but if the keystroke is
> performed with two hands, I press the keys in parallel. If pressing two
> keys wouldn't disable the sticky keys, I could benefit from this accessx
> feature.

You need a client to disable the TwoKeys option: in the GNOME keyboard
accessibility preferences, this is exposed as 'Disable if two keys
pressed together'.

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