Toggle Keys

Toggle Keys is an accessibility feature designed for users with vision impairments or cognitive disabilities. When Toggle Keys are on, the computer provides sound cues when the locking keys Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock are pressed. A high pitched tone sounds when these keys are switched on and a low pitched tone sounds when they are turned off.

To activate Toggle Keys – Press and hold the Num Lock key for 5 seconds. A tone sounds and the Toggle Keys dialog appears. By default, the cursor is on the Yes button. Press the space bar to turn on Toggle Keys.

Toggle Keys

To turn off Toggle Keys, press and hold the Num Lock key for 5 seconds.

These and other Windows accessibility features and settings can be found at the Microsoft Windows Ease of Access Center which is available from the Windows Control Panel.

The Ease of Access Center is a central location that you can use to set up the accessibility settings and programs available in Windows. In the Ease of Access Center, you’ll find quick access for setting up the accessibility settings and programs included in Windows.

To Open Ease of Access Center:

  1. Click the Start button
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click Ease of Access
  4. Click Ease of Access Center