How To: Make User Account Control (UAC) Stop Blacking Out the Screen in Windows Vista
Have you noticed that when Windows Vista User Account Control(UAC) prompts you to allow a program to take action, that the screen blacks out? This is to show you that you are moving to an elevated desktop – where you will allow the program to continue. This blacking out of screen can be annoying but you can disable this feature.
Windows Vista Business/Ultimate Users:
- To get to the configuration screen for this, type in security to the Windows Vista start menu search box.
- You should see the Local Security Policy as the top search item.
- In the Local Security Policy window, browse down to Local Policies \ Security Options.
- Over in the right hand part of the window, scroll down near the bottom and find the item titled “User Account Control:Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation”
- Double-click on the item, and change it to disabled and then click OK.
Note: This does make your system slightly less secure, so be warned.
Windows Vista Home Users:
- Press the Windows key, type regedit into the start menu search box and press Enter. Browse down to this registry key:
- You should see a key called PromptOnSecureDesktop. Double-click this and change the value to 0 (zero)
Important:Disabling security features in Windows Vista will always make your system less secure, and you should strongly consider the consequences before you make any change like this.