Remove Password Reveal Button from Windows 8/8.1 Logon Screen and Internet Explorer 10/11
There is a button to show password on Windows 8, 8.1’s logon screen and also on internet explorer. In internet explorer when you tries to sign-in to any of your account including gmail, you see an EYE button in the right side of your password field.
Not only in Gmail, but also everywhere you are going to login including yahoo mail, outlook, facebook and other accounts, it will show this “show password” button.
But here is problem with this feature; if you are using computer in office or any other public place then anybody can see your password by suddenly clicking on this password reveal button.
This button increases the risk of password leakage, especially for beginners.
In some circumstances it is dangerous for people having confidential data in their email ID’s or Windows PC, if their password is revealed by themselves because of clicking on the Eye button mistakenly in front of other employees or unknown persons.
This step by step image guide would help you to learn that how you can remove this password reveal button from Windows login screen and also from internet explorer.
Below are simple steps to remove this password reveal button and it will take only 2 minutes of your precious time.
Step 1: Simply open the run dialogue box and type and hit this command there “gpedit.msc” without quotes. It will open group policy editor of your Windows 8/8.1.
Step 2: In the group policy editor’s window, from the left hand side pane, click the drop-down button of “Administrative Templates” or double click on it. After clicking, it will show a drop down list.
Step 3: Again double click on “Windows Components” option available in the drop down list, now it will show another list of Windows components.
Step 4: Find “Credential User Interface” in the list and click on this option. It will show three options in the right hand side of the GPE.
Step 5: Double-click on “Do not display the password reveal button”, just after clicking on it, a pop-up window will appear to enable or disable this functionality. Select the option of enable and you are done.
Now, when you’ll open your Internet explorer 10 or 11, you wouldn’t be able to see the option to reveal the password, also on Windows 8/8.1’s login screen.
With the Help of Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0
You can also perform this task with the help of Ultimate Windows Tweaker 3.0 in just one click. Basic Windows 8 or 8.1 users may not have access to group policy editor so they can use this tool to perform remove this password reveal button.
To do this go to Customizations >Additional Tab >Disable Password Reveal Button.