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How to Enable or Disable the Password Reveal Button in Windows 10

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After you type your password in a password entry text box in Windows 10, you will see a password reveal button (fermata eye) that you can press to show the typed password to verify if you typed it correctly.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the password reveal button for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable the password reveal button.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Enable or Disable Password Reveal Button using Group Policy
  • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Password Reveal Button using a REG file


EXAMPLE: Password reveal button on sign-in screen
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Password Reveal Button - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Password Reveal Button - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Password Reveal Button using Group Policy

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

All editions can use Option Two below.


1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Credential User Interface

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3. In the right pane of Credential User Interface in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Do not display the password reveal button 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 Password Reveal Button

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

NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Disable Password Reveal Button

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

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7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






Password Reveal Button - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Password Reveal Button - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Password Reveal Button using a REG file

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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CredUI

DisablePasswordReveal 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 Password Reveal Button

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

Enable_password_reveal_button.reg

download


 3. To Disable Password Reveal Button

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

Disable_password_reveal_button.reg

download


4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

7. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.



That's it,
Shawn