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Enable or Disable Underline Access Key Shortcuts in Windows 10

Enable or Disable Underline Access Key Shortcuts in Windows 10: An access key is an underlined character in the menu item which gives you access to menu items by pressing a specific key on the keyboard. With an access key, the user can “click” a button by pressing the ALT key in combination with the predefined access key. After that use TAB key or arrow keys to navigate through the menu and press the underlined letter of the specific menu item you want to open. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Enable or Disable Underline Access Key Shortcuts in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed guide.

Enable or Disable Underline Access Key Shortcuts in Windows 10

Enable or Disable Underline Access Key Shortcuts in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Enable or Disable Underline Access Key Shortcuts using Settings

1.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Ease of Access.

Select Ease of Access from Windows Settings

2.From the left-hand menu select Keyboard.

3.Now under the section “Change how keyboard shortcuts work” make sure to enable the toggle for “Underline access keys when available

Enable the toggle for Underline access keys when available in Keyboard settings

4.Restart your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Enable or Disable Underline Access Key Shortcuts using Control Panel

1.Press Windows Key + Q to bring up Search then type control and click on Control Panel from the search results.

Type control panel in the search

2.Under Control Panel click on Ease of Access.

Ease of Access

3.Again click on Ease of Access Center then click on “Make the keyboard easier to use“.

Click on Make the keyboard easier to use

4.Scroll down to Make the keyboard easier to use section the checkmark “Underline Keyboard Shortcuts and Access Keys“.

Make sure to checkmark Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys

5.Click Apply followed by OK.

6.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 3: Enable or Disable Underline Access Key Shortcuts using Registry

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following Registry Key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\Keyboard Preference

3.If you want to Enable Underline Access Key Shortcuts then double-click on On and change it’s value to 1.

To Enable Underline Access Key Shortcuts then double-click on On and change it's value to 1

4.Similarly, if you want Disable Underline Access Key Shortcuts then change the value of On to 0.

Double-click on On then change it's value to 0 in order to disable Underline Access Key Shortcuts

5.Click OK to close the Registry Editor.

6.Reboot your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Enable or Disable Underline Access Key Shortcuts in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this article then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

2 thoughts on “Enable or Disable Underline Access Key Shortcuts in Windows 10”

  1. is there any way for me to change this ? not turn on or turn off! I want to change Underline and should be under the letter I chose it!
    is this possible?

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