Enable or Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10  

    Enable or Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen Background in Windows 10
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    09 Jan 2019
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    How to Enable or Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen Background in Windows 10


    Starting with Windows 10 build 18237, Microsoft added an acrylic blur effect to the sign-in screen background. The translucent texture of this transient surface helps you focus on the sign-in task by moving the actionable controls up in the visual hierarchy while maintaining their accessibility.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18298, users could turn on or off all transparency effects that would also turn on or off the acrylic blur effect on their sign-in screen background.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18312, Microsoft added a new group policy setting allowing you (administrator) to enable or disable the acrylic blur effect feature on the sign-in screen background for all users without affecting their transparency effects setting.

    If you enable the acrylic blur effect on the sign-in screen background, users will still have to turn on transparency effects for their account to see it.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the acrylic blur effect on the sign-in screen background for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the acrylic blur effect on the sign-in screen background.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Enable or Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen Background in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen Background using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: Acrylic blur effect on the sign-in screen background
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    Enable or Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen Background in Local Group Policy Editor

    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two.

    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon

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    3. In the right pane of Logon in the Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Show clear logon background policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     5. To Enable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen Background

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.


     6. To Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen Background

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor.






    Enable or Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen Background using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

    DisableAcrylicBackgroundOnLogon DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    1 = Disable



    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen Background

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_acrylic_blur_effect_on_Sign-in_sceen_background.reg

    download


     3. To Disable Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen Background

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_acrylic_blur_effect_on_Sign-in_sceen_background.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1. LEOPEVA64's Avatar
    Posts : 1,094
    WINDOWS 10 Pro x64 builds 17763.253, 18312.1007.
       1 Week Ago #1

    This option also appears in the build 18309, I don't know how I didn't realize this, I check the Local Group Policy Editor frequently to see if they have added something new
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 35,318
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
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       1 Week Ago #2

    Hello Leo,

    The new policy is also in build 18309, but doesn't work until 18312.
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  3. LEOPEVA64's Avatar
    Posts : 1,094
    WINDOWS 10 Pro x64 builds 17763.253, 18312.1007.
       1 Week Ago #3

    Yes, but still, I didn't realize the new option , I remember that when I spotted Edge's new options in the Local group policy editor, some of them did not work at that time either.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 35,318
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
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       1 Week Ago #4

    It's not always easy to spot every little change per build.
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  5. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       1 Week Ago #5

    @Brink

    Works great, Shawn! Thanks.

    Quick check for results of changing the blur off/on. WIN+L to lock the machine. Click/Tap screen to sign back in. Blur effect should be what you expect from your change.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 35,318
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #6

      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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