Today we’re going to look at a new nice touch that controls what kind of information you display on the sign-in screen, specifically your email address.
Right now, when you land on the login screen on a Windows 10 PC it displays your name and the email address associated with your Microsoft account. When you’re at home that’s no big deal, but you may not want that information displayed where someone might sneak a peek, such as at a coffee shop or in a business meeting.
In my tests with the latest Insider builds this information was taken off the login screen by default. It’s not clear if the same will be true for people upgrading from a previous version of the operating system.
Regardless, accessing the setting is pretty easy if you end up needing to hide this data or, conversely, want to to display it again.
In my tests with build 14388, you go to Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. There, under the Privacy subheading, you’ll have one slider labeled Show account details (e.g. email address) on sign-in screen. Flip that on or off depending on your needs, and that’s it.
This new feature has been around for months so presumably it will remain once the official Anniversary Update rolls out. If it doesn’t we’ll adjust this article accordingly.
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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he's not covering the news he's working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.