On Windows 10 login screen, there is a button which allows the user to reveal the password. If you have entered your password but are not sure if you entered it correctly, you can click this button with the eye icon at the end of the password text field to see the typed password. If you are not happy with this feature, here is how you can disable it.
The reason you might want to disable it is for extra security. Once it is disabled, you can be sure that nobody else is able to click the button quickly to reveal your password. This can be done with a simple Registry tweak.
Disable Password Reveal Button in Windows 10
Do it as follows.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
Tip: see How to jump to the desired registry key with one click.
If the mentioned key doesn't exist, then just create it.
- Create a 32-bit DWORD value named DisablePasswordReveal. Set its value data to 1 to disable the password reveal button.
This will disable the password reveal button on the Sign-in screen and also in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. The result will be as follows:
To restore the default behavior, delete the DisablePasswordReveal parameter you have created. You can download these Registry files to apply the tweak to your installed Windows 10.
To save your time, use Winaero Tweaker. It has the appropriate option under the Privacy category:You can get the app here: Download Winaero Tweaker.
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7 thoughts on “Disable Password Reveal Button in Windows 10”
Since Windows 8.x also have this feature, will this guide also be applied to those OSes?
Yep, it should work in Windows 8.x
Sorry but I’m confused.
I have Win 10 Pro (x64) Ver. 1607. If I click on the “eye” icon it reveals “Password Hint: *my previously chosen hint*”
Unless I had inserted the actual password as my hint (which I feel would be self defeating and very unwise as why have a password at all) it does NOT show my actual Password.
A meaningful well chosen hint that is ONLY HELPFUL TO ACTUAL GENUINE user but be of NO use to others can be useful for those users who occasionally get confused or forget which password is used by them for their Windows logon.
Am I missing something or is my system functioning differently to other Win 10 users?
I have no password hint. That’s it.
Following your reply Sergey I searched online. I think I now know why I have hints and do not see the password (unless I placed the actual password in Hints that is) . I have read Live Users accounts do not show hints and my User Account is a LOCAL account (not a LIVE account) as I am not willing to give MS constant connection via LIVE. Hence, why I would not even consider its new Mail app (which I understand is not great currently anyway) and continue to use Windows Live Mail 2012 with IMAP settings for Hotmail and outlook.com email accounts (Its setting is NOT connected to “Windows Live services”).
I am guessing it is because I have only a Local account that is may be the reason why I have never seen Candy Crush (or the like) loaded into my PC over the past year. Until I read about it recently, I never knew it was even happening to Users.
I am not an MS basher and over the years have and STILL DO love its Windows and Office products BUT my trust in MS has LONG GONE over its increasing data gathering and methods to do so, and now also because of its Anniversary Update’s removal of previously provided User options (found in Ver 1511 and the original release versions), to deliberately restrict Users from disabling what we once could if we wished.
I cannot deny I worry about what other useful options will disappear with future Windows 10 major updates (I believe there are two forecast for 2017). If MS ever removes the use of Local accounts option to forcer Live Account usage only, I will go back to Windows 7, which I was very happy with (that’s assuming of course, MS doesn’t decide to close down User options or even worse try to force Live accounts on that Operating System).
Maybe I shouldn’t give MS any bad ideas here ;)
Just installed it.. It seems to work EXCEPT for paypal. Very odd. Any idea why? If there should be a password blocked it should be paypal!
Which browser do you use for paypal?