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Enable or Disable Color Filters in Windows 10

Colour Filters were introduced in Windows 10 build 16215 as a part of ease of access system. These colour filters work at the system level and include various colour filters which can turn your screen black and white, invert colours etc. These filters are designed to make it easier for people with colour blindness to distinguish colours on their screen. Also, people with light or colour sensitivity can easily use these filters to make the content easier to read, thus increasing the reach of Windows to far more users.

Enable or Disable Color Filters in Windows 10

There are different types of colour filters available in Windows 10 such as Greyscale, Invert, Greyscale Inverted, Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and Tritanopia. So without wasting any time, let’s see How to Enable or Disable Color Filters in Windows 10 with the helo of the below-listed tutorial.

Enable or Disable Color Filters in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Enable or Disable Color Filters Using Keyboard Shortcut

Press Windows Key + Ctrl + C keys on the keyboard together to enable the default greyscale filter. Again use the shortcut keys if you need to disable the greyscale filter. If the shortcut isn’t enabled, then you need to enable it using the below guide.

To change the default filter for Windows Key + Ctrl + C shortcut key combination, follow the below-listed steps:

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Ease of Access.

Locate and click on Ease of Access | Enable or Disable Color Filters in Windows 10

2. From the left-hand menu, click on Color filter.

3. Now in the right-hand window under “Use colour filter” checkmarkAllow the shortcut key to toggle the filter on or off“. Now you can use the shortcut Windows Key + Ctrl + C keys to enable Color filter any time you want.

Checkmark Allow the shortcut key to toggle filter on or off Color Filter

4. Under the Color filters, select any colour filter from the list you want and then use the shortcut key combination to enable the colour filters.

Under Choose a filter drop-down select any color filter you want

5. This will change the default filter when you use the Windows Key + Ctrl + C Shortcut key to Enable or Disable Color Filters in Windows 10.

Method 2: Enable or Disable Color Filter in Windows 10 Settings

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Ease of Access.

2. From the left-hand menu, click on Color filters.

3. To enable the colour filters, toggle the button under “Use colour filters” to ON and then under it, select the desired filter you want to use.

To enable the color filters turn on the button under Turn on color filter

4. If you wish to disable the colour filters, turn off the toggle under “Use colour filter”.

5. Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 3: Enable or Disable Color Filter Using Registry Editor

1. Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter.

Run command regedit

2. Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ColorFiltering

3. Right-click on the ColorFiltering key then selects New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Right-click on the ColorFiltering key then select New & then DWORD (32-bit) Value

Note: If the Active DWORD is already there, skip to the next step.

If the Active DWORD is already there, just skip to the next step | Enable or Disable Color Filters in Windows 10

4. Name this newly created DWORD as Active then double-click on it to change its value according to:

Enable Color Filters in Windows 10: 1
Disable Color Filters in Windows 10: 0

Change the value of Active DWORD to 1 to enable Color Filters in Windows 10

5. Again right-click on the ColorFiltering key then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Note: If the FilterType DWORD is already there, skip to the next step.

If the FilterType DWORD is already there, just skip to the next step

6. Name this DWORD as FilterType then double-click on it to change its value according to:

Change the value of FilterType DOWRD to the following values | Enable or Disable Color Filters in Windows 10

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

7. Click OK then close everything and reboot your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Enable or Disable Color Filters in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

1 thought on “Enable or Disable Color Filters in Windows 10”

  1. Thank you so much. You provided the two-step explanation that other youtube techs failed to mention. That is, they did not include the things to check in ease of access: color filter and then the needed check to allow the shortcut key to toggle.

    I inadvertently caused the black/gray screen to show on all areas of my laptop.

    All teer

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