How to Enable or Disable Blur on Sign-in Screen in Windows 11 or 10?

Starting with Windows 10 v1903, Microsoft has included the blurred background on the Login screen. It is also called the Acrylic Blur Effect on Sign-in Screen. This feature delivers a beautiful experience by adding more focus to the login screen. This blur effect for the sign-in screen on Windows 11 and 10 lets you focus on your password and other credentials. To counter distraction, you will see a login screen background image with acrylic blur.

Most Windows 11/10 users are happy with this behavior; however, a few are unnecessary and want to see a clear-looking login screen background image. If you’re one of those Windows 11/10 users who don’t like this feature and want to turn off blur on the sign-in screen, this growupwindows article will guide you.

To disable the blur on the sign-in screen, you can use Group Policy Editor, Registry Editor, or Transparency Settings.

How to Enable or Disable Blur on Sign-in Screen in Windows 11 or 10 using Registry Editor?

To turn on or off the blur effect on the sign-in screen in Windows 11 or 10, use these steps:-

Step 1. Open Registry Editor.

Step 2. When Registry Editor appears on your computer, browse or navigate to the following path in the left sidebar:-

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

Step 3. Then, on the right sidebar of “System” folder, right-click on blank space and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name this newly created REG_DWORD as DisableAcrylicBackgroundOnLogon.

Step 4. After that, double click on the DisableAcrylicBackgroundOnLogon REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to 1. This will disable the blur effect on the sign-in screen.

Step 5. Finally, sign out or restart your computer to see the changes.

Once you complete the above steps, the sign-in screen image background won’t be blurred anymore.

To revert the changes, open the Registry Editor and browse the following key in the left sidebar:-

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

On the right sidebar of System, double click on DisableAcrylicBackgroundOnLogon REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to 0. Or just delete DisableAcrylicBackgroundOnLogon REG_DWORD to revert the changes.

How to Turn On or Off Acrylic Blur on Windows 11 or 10 Login Screen using Group Policy Editor?

Please note that Group Policy Editor is not a part of Windows 11/10 Home Edition, so you first need to enable gpedit.msc first if you want to use this method. Once you have gpedit.msc enabled on your PC, use these steps to enable or disable blur on Windows 11/10 login-screen:-

Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.

To do that, use the Windows + R shortcut keys on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box. Then, type the following and hit the Enter key on the keyboard to launch Local Group Policy Editor:-

gpedit.msc

 

Step 2. When the Local Group Policy Editor window appears on your PC, navigate or browse to the following path in the left sidebar:-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon

Step 3. On the opposite side of the “Logon” folder, double-click on the policy name Show clear logon background to edit it.

Step 4. Select Enabled option.

Step 5. Click Apply.

Step 6. Click OK.

Step 7. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

Once you complete the above steps, the blur effect should be disabled on Windows 11 or 10.

To revert the changes, repeat the above steps and in step 4 above, select the Not Configured option.

How to Disable or Enable Blur in Windows 11 Login Screen Background using the Settings app?

To turn on or off blur in Windows 11 Login screen background using Settings, do these steps:-

Step 1. Open Windows 11 Settings.

To do that, use the Windows + I hotkey. Or, right-click on the Start button and select Settings in the menu.

Step 2. When the Settings window appears, click the Personalization option on the left side pane.

Step 3. Next, click the Colors tile on the right side of Personalization.

Step 4. At last, turn Off the Transparency effects toggle.

Once you finish the above steps, it will immediately turn off different visual effects in Windows 11, along with the acrylic blur for the login screen. But, the downside of this method is that your Start menu and taskbar will also look less fancy.

To revert the changes, repeat the above steps and in step 4, turn On the Transparency effects toggle.

How to Turn On or Off Blur in Windows 10 Login Screen Background using the Settings app?

To disable or enable the blur in Windows 10 login screen background through the Settings app, use these steps:-

Step 1. Open Windows 10 Settings.

To do that, you can use the keyboard’s Windows + I shortcut keys. Or, right-click on the Start button and choose Settings in the menu.

Step 2. Then, click on Personalization.

Step 3. Next, click Colors under Personalization.

Step 4. Finally, turn Off toggle Transparency effects on the right-side pane to disable Blur on the sign-in screen in Windows 10.

Once you finish the above steps, it will immediately turn off different visual effects in Windows 10, along with the acrylic blur for the login screen. But, the downside of this method is that your Start menu and taskbar will also look less fancy.

To turn On the blur on the sign-in screen in Windows 10, repeat the above steps and in step 4, turn On the toggle switch Transparency effects.

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