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Starting with Windows 10 build 16215, Windows 10 now includes color filters at the system level, including filters designed to make it easier for people with color blindness to differentiate between colors like red and green and to make it easier for people with light sensitivity to create and consume content.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17083, you can now enable or disable the color filters Win+Ctrl+C hotkey used to toggle color filters on and off. This was added to help reduce accidental invocation of this hotkey.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the color filters Win+Ctrl+C shortcut key for your account in Windows 10.

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Enable or Disable Color Filters Hotkey in Settings
  • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Color Filters Hotkey using a REG file





Enable or Disable Color Filters Hotkey in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Color Filters Hotkey in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Color Filters Hotkey in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

2. Click/tap on Color filters on the left side, and check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Allow the shortcut key to toggle filter on or off on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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Enable or Disable Color Filters Hotkey in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Color Filters Hotkey in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Color Filters Hotkey using a REG file

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ColorFiltering

HotkeyEnabled DWORD

0 = Disable
1 = Enable

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


 2. To Enable Color Filters Hotkey

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

Enable_color_filters_hotkey.reg

download


 3. To Disable Color Filters Hotkey

NOTE: This is the default setting.

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

Disable_color_filters_hotkey.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 on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

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


That's it,
Shawn