Enable-Disable Camera On/Off OSD Notifications in Windows

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 Enable-Disable Camera On/Off OSD Notifications in Windows

The Camera app in Windows 10 lets you use your webcam to record videos and take photos. There are numerous situations where you want to be sure your camera is on or off but aren’t sure. When the webcam is being used by an application, its LED usually turns on to notify the user that the webcam is currently working. But If that light is broken, you may not always be sure. Also Some camera models do not have LED notification at all. If you like, you can enable to briefly show Camera on and Camera off on-screen display (OSD) notifications each time the camera is turned on and off to help make sure you know. However, this setting is hidden in the registry and there is no way for the user to enable or disable it in the GUI. The system itself activates it when it detects that the webcam does not have LED notifications. To enable it, you must be signed in as an administrator. This article will show you how to enable or disable Camera on and Camera off on-screen display (OSD) notifications for all users in Windows 10.

How to enable or disable Camera On/Off On-screen Display notifications

How to enable or disable Camera On/Off On-screen Display notifications

1. Just download the Camera_Notifications.zip file which located at the end of the page. ( Password: ceofix)

2. Extract it to any folder.

2- Then simply double-click on the Camera_Notifications.vbe file Confirm the User Account Control dialog if prompted.

3- It will show a pop-up window with the text “Web Camera Notifications has been turned on”. Just Click ok button.

How to enable or disable Camera On/Off On-screen Display notifications

Tips:

First click will enable Web Camera Notifications has been turned on.

Second click will disable Web Camera Notifications has been turned off

You can now open say the Camera app to use the camera and test if the Camera on and Camera off on-screen display (OSD) notifications are enabled or disabled.

Alternatively;

1- Open the Registry Editor app. And go to the following Registry key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OEM\Device\Capture

How to enable or disable Camera On/Off On-screen Display notifications

From the Left-hand side click on the Capture Registry Key. On the right, modify or create a new 32-Bit DWORD value . Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.

Name No= PhysicalCameraLED DWORD value

0 = Disable
1 = Enable

That’s all.

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