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How to disable Sign-in screen transparency on Windows 10

If you don't like the new transparency effect in the Sign-in screen of Windows 10 version 1903, then use this guide to disable it.

Disable Sign-in screen transparency on Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 version 1903 (coming in April 2019) the Sign-in screen gets updated with an acrylic effect. The new effect brings a translucent texture to the experience to help you focus in the sign-in task by moving the actionable controls up in the visual hierarchy while maintaining their accessibility.

Although it’s a nice visual addition, if this is something you don’t want to see during the sign-in process, you can disable the effect using the Settings app.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to disable the transparency effect in the Sign-in screen after upgrading to Windows 10 version 1903.

How to disable transparency effect in the Sign-in screen

If you don’t like the transparency in the Sign-in screen, you can disable the effect using these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Personalization.

  3. Click on Colors.

  4. Turn of the Transparency effect toggle switch.

    Disable Sign-in screen transparency
    Disable Sign-in screen transparency

Once you’ve completed the steps, the Lock screen will no longer show the transparency effect. However, because the effect in the Sign-in screen is part of the system Fluent Design experience, it’ll also disable the transparency across the operating system.

If the Sign-in screen doesn’t include the translucent effect before changing the settings, then you’re not running the version of Windows 10 that support this effect. The Sign-in screen with transparency is available with Windows 10 version 1903 and later.