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In this registry workshop, learn how to disable acrylic effects on login screen in Windows 10 build 18305 (19H1) or later.

If you’re actively part of Windows Insider program and trying latest builds on your system, this article may interest you. With Windows 10 build 18237 or later, you would notice that login screen has the new acrylic effects. Acrylic is brush, used in fluent design system and on Windows 10 login screen, it shows a blur effect (refer below screenshot):

How To Disable Acrylic Effects On Login Screen In Windows 10

If you’re using Windows 10 build 18305 or later and you want to disable acrylic effects on login screen, you can apply this registry trick:

How To Disable Acrylic Effects On Login Screen In Windows 10

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

How To Disable Acrylic Effects On Login Screen In Windows 10

3. Now in the right pane of System registry key, right click in blank space, select New > DWORD Value. Name the newly created registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) as DisableAcrylicBackgroundOnLogon. This registry DWORD can be used to allow/prevent acrylic effects on login screen in Windows 10. Double click on this registry DWORD to modify its Value data:

How To Disable Acrylic Effects On Login Screen In Windows 10

4. Finally, set the Value data to 1 and click OK to disable acrylic effects on login screen. Close Registry Editor and reboot to make changes effective.

After restarting your system, you’ll find that acrylic effects (blur background) is no longer present on login screen.

Group Policy Setting: If you want to disable acrylic effect on login screen on multiple machines in your organization/workplace, you can deploy the relevant GPO setting. Configure Show clear logon background setting at Computer configuration > Administrative templates > System > Logon to Enabled. The GPO setting is available in Windows 10 build 18305 or later.

To enable acrylic effects again, simply delete DisableAcrylicBackgroundOnLogon registry DWORD.

That’s it!

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