This article describes steps one can take to enable or disable on-screen notifications each time the device’s camera turns on or off in Windows 11.
By default, most camera-enabled devices will have an indicator LED light or some form of display to notify users when the camera is in use. This is good in that users are aware when using their device and the camera is on or off.
Some camera-shy users might even result to covering the camera lens with tape or stickers so that they are never caught unaware. When they do that, they don’t know if the camera is on or off since the lens is covered also hiding the indicator light.
Most people are unaware that even with the camera lens covered, it can also pick up sound. This might be very bad not knowing that your camera is on and recording sound.
Windows has a feature that will notify users each time the device’s camera turns on or off with an on-screen display (OSD) notification. This might come in handy in situations where users are unaware that the camera is on or off because the lens is covered.
How to turn on or off camera on-screen notifications in Windows 11
As mentioned above, Windows has a feature that will notify users each time the device’s camera turns on or off with an on-screen display (OSD) notification.
Here’s how to enable or disable it in Windows 11.
To do that, first, open the Windows Registry, and navigate to the folder key path as listed below.
If you don’t see the Capture folder key, right-click on the Device key, then create the subkey (Capture) folders.
On the right pane of the Capture folder key, right-click and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type a new key named NoPhysicalCameraLED.
Double-click the new value name (NoPhysicalCameraLED) and enter the Value data of 1 to display on-screen notifications when the device’s camera turns on or off.
A Value data of 0 will not display on-screen notifications when the device’s camera turns on or off.
After the change above, you may see a similar notification every time the device’s camera is accessed.
That should do it!
This post showed you how to enable or disable an on-screen notification each time the Windows device’s camera turns on or off in Windows 11.
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