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How to Disable Password Reveal Button in Windows 10

You must have noticed one little icon which looks like a human eye appears at the end of the password entry text box on Windows 10/8 sign-in screen each time when you start typing in the field. The eye icon is just called Password Reveal button. When you click on the button, your typed text gets momentarily displayed as real instead of black dots. This usually helps yourself check if your typed password is right, which can avoid local account or Microsoft account being locked out on Windows 10/8 because of too many failed logon attempts.

Password Reveal button in Windows 10

Generally, most people care little about the Password Reveal button and just let it sitting in the password box. However, some security conscious people would consider hiding the Reveal eye just in case others peek at the passwords over their shoulders. Now if you don’t want the Password Reveal button or worry it may reveal your password, then you can disable it. Here I will share two ways to disable password reveal button in Windows 10.

Two ways to disable password reveal button in Windows 10

Way 1: Disable password reveal button by Group Policy Editor

Tips: If your computer is running Windows 10 Home edition, just skip over this way and move directly to the second way: by Registry, because the Local Group Policy Editor is available only in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions.

Step 1: Press Win + R key combinations to open Run box. Then type gpedit.msc and click OK.

run gpedit.msc

Step 2: After the Local Group Policy Editor opens, navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Credential User Interface. On the right pane, double click on Do not display the password reveal button.

Do not display Password Reveal button

Step 3: Check the Enabled option. Then click the Apply button and at last click OK. This will disable the Password Reveal button.

Check Enabled

Sign out of Windows 10 and then you can find the password reveal button won’t display any more when you type password in the password box.

Tips: If you want the Password Reveal button back, just check the Not Configured or Disabled and then click Apply.

Way 2: Disable password reveal button by Registry Editor

Step 1: Type regedit in Windows 10 Start menu. Then click the regedit program. Confirm the User Account Control dialog if prompted.

Search regedit

Step 2: When the Registry Editor window opens, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. Right click on the Windows folder, and then select New -> Key to create a new key. Then rename it CredUI.

Create new key

Step 3: On the right-side pane, right click on the blank area and select New -> DWORD(32-bit)Value to create a new DWORD. Then rename it DisablePasswordReveal.

Create new DWORD

Step 4: Double click on the DisablePasswordReveal. Set its Value data to 1 and click OK.

Set value to 1

Step 5: Restart computer to update the changes made to Registry. It will disable the Password Reveal button appearing on Windows 10 sign-in screen.

Tips: If you want the Password Reveal button back, just delete the CredUI key or change the DisablePasswordReveal value to 0.