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

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Thu Apr 12 07:50:28 PDT 2007

Tassilo Horn wrote:
> Daniel Stone <daniel at> writes:
> Hi Daniel,
>>> 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?
>> 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'.
> I don't use a desktop environment, only a plain StumpWM.
> But in the meantime I found the accessx [1] utility which can do
> this.

accessx was also included in X11R6.6 from the old X.Org, but we lost
it when moving to the XFree86 code base for X11R6.7 somehow.   I guess
if this site is maintaining it now, we don't need to worry about it.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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