How to Turn On or Off Color Filters in Windows 10?

Starting with Windows 10 build 16215, Microsoft has provided settings for color filters. The Color filters make it easier for users with color blindness to see the difference between colors and help those with light sensitivity to work with applications and consume content. In addition to that, this filter works at the system level, which means that it does not only work with Windows 10 elements but also works with traditional desktop programs and Store apps.

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on enabling and applying color filters to the screen in Windows 10.

How to Turn On and Off Color Filters in Settings?

To enable or disable color filters using Settings in Windows 10, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open Settings.

Step 2. Then, click on Ease of Access.

Step 3. Under Ease of Access, select Color filters.

Step 4. On the opposite side of “Color filters,” enable the toggle switch Turn on color filters.

Step 5. Finally, select a “color filter” or “colorblindness filter” according to your needs.

To disable the color filter, repeat the above steps and in step 4 above, disable the toggle switch Turn on color filters.

How to Enable or Disable Color Filters using Keyboard Shortcut?

You can also use the keyboard shortcut to turn on or off Color Filters in Windows 10, but you need to enable the settings before that.

To enable the keyboard shortcut for color filters in Windows 10, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, open Settings.

Step 2. Then, click on Ease of Access.

Step 3. Under Ease of Access, select Color filters.

Step 4. On the opposite side of Ease of Access settings, check the option, “Allow the shortcut key to toggle filter on or off.”

That’s it. When required, use Windows + Ctrl + C keyboard shortcut to enable or disable color filters on your Windows 10 PC.

How to Enable or Disable Color Filters using Registry Editor?

To turn on or off Color Filters through Registry Editor, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Then, navigate to the following path on the left side of Registry Editor:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ColorFiltering

Step 3. On the right side of the ColorFiltering folder, double-click on Active REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to the following:-

  • 0: Disable Color Filters.
  • 1: Enable Color Filters.

Step 4. Click OK.

Step 5. Now, double-click on FilterType REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to the following:-

  • 0 = Greyscale
  • 1 = Invert
  • 2 = Greyscale Inverted
  • 3 = Deuteranopia
  • 4 = Protanopia
  • 5 = Tritanopia

Step 6. Click OK.

Step 7. To configure the hotkey (Windows + Ctrl + C), double-click on the HotkeyEnabled REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to the following:-

  • 0: Disable HotKey.
  • 1: Enable Hotkey.

Step 8. Click OK.

Step 9. At last, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

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