Disable ‘Show Password’ button in Windows 8, 8.1 and IE browser

By | September 17, 2014
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Sometimes it is good to confirm the password you have entered while logging in to your System or some website through Internet Explorer web browser but, if you used to keep saving files and important document or addicted to save passwords then this feature that Windows has started offering with Windows 8 or 8.1 operating system is not face at all.



This is also a reason among not to use the Internet Browser, even if you do then can’t give your laptop or allow anyone to touch your PC. So here I came again to help you out of this.

There are different process to Disable ‘Show Password’ button in Windows 8 or 8.1 and Internet Explorer. First we will look at the steps to disable it on Windows 8 or 8.1 then we will head over to Internet Explorer section.

Disable ‘Show Password’ button in Windows 8, 8.1

Method used: Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)



  1. Press WIN+R keys to launch run and type gpedit.msc in it and hit enter.
  2. Now follow this path:
    Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Credential User Interface
  3. In right-side of the current window, you will see “Do not display the password reveal button” option and set its value to “Disabled”. Double Click on it.
  4. You need to Enable it, that’s it.
  5. Now lock your screen using Win+L button and enter password, i hope you won’t see the password reveal button.
  6. If you want to enable the button again in future, just change the value either to disable or not configured.

Disable ‘Show Password’ button in Internet Explorer 10/11

Method used: Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)

  1. Press WIN+R keys to launch run and type gpedit.msc in it and hit enter.
  2. Now follow this path:
    Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features
  3. In right-side of the windows, an option you will see “Do not display the reveal password button” option and set its value to “Enabled”. Double click on it to modify it.
  4. That’s it, if you want to enable the button again in future, change the value to “Disabled” or “Not Configured“.