Turn On or Off Color Filters to the Screen in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Color Filters to the Screen in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Color Filters to the Screen in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Color Filters to the Screen in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    17 Apr 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Turn On or Off Color Filters to the Screen in Windows 10


    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 17004, Microsoft introduced a new color wheel to Color & High Contrast Settings to help you get a feel for the effect of each of the different available color filters.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on and change or turn off applying color filters to the screen for your account in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Turn On and Off Color Filters using Keyboard Shortcut
    • Option Two: To Turn On and Off Color Filters in Settings
    • Option Three: To Turn On and Off Color Filters using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Greyscale color filter
    Turn On or Off Color Filters to the Screen in Windows 10-greyscale_color_filter_windows_10.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Turn On and Off Color Filters using Keyboard Shortcut


    1 Press the Win + Ctrl + C keys to toggle color filters on or off using the currently chosen filter you see in Option Two below.






    OPTION TWO

    To Turn On and Off Color Filters in Settings


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

    Starting with Windows 10 build 21359, the Ease of Access category in Settings has been renamed to Accessibility.


    2 Do step 3 (on and change) or step 4 (off) below for what you want to do.


     3. Turn On and Change Color Filters

    A) Click/tap on Color filters on the left side, and turn on Turn on color filters on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    B) Choose a color filter OR colorblindness filter you want, and go to step 5 below.

    Turn On or Off Color Filters to the Screen in Windows 10-color_filters_in_settings-2.jpg


     4. Turn Off Color Filters

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on Color filters on the left side, turn off Turn on color filters on the right side, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Color Filters to the Screen in Windows 10-color_filters_in_settings-1.jpg

    5 You can now close Settings if you like.






    OPTION THREE

    To Turn On and Off Color Filters using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD and string values in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ColorFiltering

    Active DWORD

    0 = On
    1 = Off

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility

    Configuration string value

    <blank> = Off
    colorfiltering = On

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ColorFiltering

    FilterType DWORD

    0 = Greyscale
    1 = Invert
    2 = Greyscale Inverted
    3 = Deuteranopia
    4 = Protanopia
    5 = Tritanopia


    1 Do step 2 (off), step 3 (on - Greyscale), step 4 (on - Invert), step 5 (on - Greyscale Inverted), step 6 (on - Deuteranopia), step 7 (on - Protanopia), or step 8 (on - Tritanopia) below for what you want to do.


     2. To Turn Off Color Filters

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Turn_off_color_filters.reg

    Download


     3. To Turn On Color Filters using Greyscale filter

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Turn_on_Greyscale_color_filter.reg

    Download


     4. To Turn On Color Filters using Invert filter

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Turn_on_Invert_color_filter.reg

    Download


     5. To Turn On Color Filters using Greyscale Inverted filter

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Turn_on_Greyscale_Inverted_color_filter.reg

    Download


     6. To Turn On Color Filters using Deuteranopia filter

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Turn_on_Deuteranopia_color_filter.reg

    Download


     7. To Turn On Color Filters using Protanopia filter

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Turn_on_Protanopia_color_filter.reg

    Download


     8. To Turn On Color Filters using Tritanopia filter

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 9 below.

    Turn_on_Tritanopia_color_filter.reg

    Download

    9 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

    12 Sign out and sign in to apply.

    13 When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 64,536
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    My semi-annual reminder that if you or someone you know is colourblind, Windows 10 has a feature called colour filters that may help the colours on your screen appear more distinct:
    Last edited by Brink; 21 May 2021 at 10:38.
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