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Password Reveal Button - Enable or Disable in Windows 8


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Password Reveal Button - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the password reveal button (fermata eye) from displaying in a password entry box as a password is being typed at sign in and in Windows 8 and 8.1 for all users.
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How to Enable or Disable Password Reveal Button in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the password reveal button (fermata eye) from displaying in a password entry box as a password is being typed at sign in and in Windows 8 and 8.1 for all users.
How to Enable or Disable Password Reveal Button in Windows 8 and 8.1

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Windows 8 has a new feature called password reveal. When users start typing in a password in any password entry field they will notice a fermata eye button (password reveal button) appear at the end of the password field. Clicking/tapping on this password reveal button will reveal the password to actually see what was typed instead of just dots.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the password reveal button (fermata eye) from displaying in a password entry box as a password is being typed at sign in and in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1 for all users.

This apples to all Windows 8 components and applications that use the Windows 8 system controls, including Internet Explorer.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: "Password Reveal Button" Enabled
IE10.jpg
Sign-in.jpg






OPTION ONE
Enable or Disable Password Reveal Button using a REG File Download


Note   Note
The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CredUI

DisablePasswordReveal DWORD

0 = enable
1 = disable


1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Enable Password Reveal Button for All Users
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Enable_Password_Reveal_Button.reg
download
B) Go to step 4 below.​
3. To Disable Password Reveal Button for All Users
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Disable_Password_Reveal_Button.reg
download
B) Go to step 4 below.​
4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.​
5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.​
6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.​
7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​





OPTION TWO
Enable or Disable Password Reveal Button in Local Group Policy Editor

NOTE: This option for using group policy is only available in the Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise editions.
1. From the Start screen, start typing gpedit.msc and press Enter when finished.​
NOTE: You could also press Windows+R to open the Run dialog, type gpedit.msc, and click/tap on OK.​
2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.​
3. In the left pane, click/tap on to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and open Credential User Interface. (see screenshot below)​
GPEDIT-1.jpg
4. In the right pane of Credential User Interface, double click/tap on Do not display the password reveal button. (see screenshot above)​
5. Do step 6 or 7 below for what you would like to do.​
6. To Enable Password Reveal Button for All Users
A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below step 7A)​
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.​
7. To Disable Password Reveal Button for All Users
A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)​
GPEDIT-2.jpg
8. You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor window if you like.​

That's it,
Shawn

 
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Hi, did this not work for me on my SurfaceRT. I created the registry entry and group policy, but the password reveal button still exists. Any ideas as to why it did not work ?

Thanks much.
 

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Hello Medeiom, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Did you already see if restarting the PC afterwards may apply it?
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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You're most welcome. Usually you don't need to restart, but every once in a while you get to be the lucky one that does. ;)
 

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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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