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

Microsoft uses the blur effect for the sign-in screen on Windows 11 to make you focus on your password and other credentials. To counter distraction, you will see a login screen background image with acrylic blur. This style follows the Fluent Design paradigm that Microsoft is actively using these days. Microsoft has adopted it from its predecessor, which has the same look and feels since 2019.

Most Windows 11 users are happy with this behavior. However, a few of us want to have a clear-looking login screen background image. If you don’t like this and want to disable blur on the sign-in screen in Windows 11, this gearupwindows article will guide you to do so. Several methods are there to disable blur. You can enable a Group Policy or tweak the Registry. Even you can turn off transparency effects on Windows 11 to do this job. This will also kill blur from the sign-in screen for your user account.

How to Disable Blur on Sign-in Screen in Windows 11 using Registry?

To disable the blur effect on the sign-in screen in Windows 11, do the following:-

Step 1. First, open the Windows Registry.

Step 2. When Windows Registry opens, navigate to the following branch in the left sidebar:-

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

Step 3. Right-click on free space on the right sidebar and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it DisableAcrylicBackgroundOnLogon.

Step 4. Then, double click on the DisableAcrylicBackgroundOnLogon and set its “Value data” to “1” to disable the blur effect.

When you’re done, sign out from Windows 11 and see the changes in action. 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 and set its “Value data” to “0.” Or just delete DisableAcrylicBackgroundOnLogon DWORD to revert the changes.

How to Disable Acrylic Blur on Windows 11 Login Screen using Group Policy?

If you are using Windows 11 Home Edition, you first need to enable gpedit.msc because it is not part of any Windows Home edition operating system. Once you have gpedit.msc enabled in your PC, do the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open Local Group Policy Editor.

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

gpedit.msc

Step 2. When the Local Group Policy Editor window opens, navigate to the following path from the left sidebar:-

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon

Step 3. Look for the policy name, “Show clear logon background,” and double-click on it to modify it on the right-side pane.

Step 4. Select Enabled option.

Step 5. Click Apply.

Step 6. Click OK.

Now, reboot your PC and check; the blur effect should be disabled.

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

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

Step 1. First, open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I hotkey.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select the Personalization category on the left side pane.

Step 3. After that, click Colors on the right side pane of Personalization.

Step 4. Then Turn off the Transparency effects toggle.

That’s it. Once you complete 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.

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