How to Run Any App on Windows 10 Login Screen using Ease of Access Button

If you don’t use Ease of Access button which appears on Windows 10 login screen, then you can use it to run any application on Windows 10 login screen. In this article, you will read how to do that.

windows 10 login screen ease of access option

Ease of Access button is one of the default accessibility features of Windows 10. It allows you to access some accessibility feature likes Magnifier, Narrator, Onscreen Keyboard, High Contrast mode, Sticky Keys and so on. The aim of this feature is to help users with accessibility issues.

In case, you don’t use Ease of Access button, then you can assign any application to this button on Windows 10 login screen. The application which you assign to the button will start instead of accessibility feature when you click on it.

Run Any Application from Windows 10 Login Screen using Ease of Access Button

If you really want to know how to do that, follow steps in upcoming lines:

How to Run Any App on Windows 10 Login Screen using Ease to Access Button

1. Launch Registry Editor.

2. After that navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options

How to Run Any App on Windows 10 Login Screen using Ease to Access Button

3. Under Image File Execution Options Key, create subkey named as utilman.exe

How to Run Any App on Windows 10 Login Screen using Ease to Access Button

4. Under Utilman.exe subkey, you need to create a new string value and name it Debugger.

How to Run Any App on Windows 10 Login Screen using Ease to Access Button

5. Double Click on Debugger String Value and set its value data to following:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

By setting above value data, your ease of access button will launch Command Prompt in Windows 10 login screen when you click on the button.

For another example. If you set Value data to

C:\Windows\System32\SnippingTool.exe

It will open SnippingTool instead of Command Prompt. Just like data you need to add the location of the application as value data to run it.

You can also take the screenshot of Windows 10 login screen using this tweak without using any third party software. To know how: check out our article on how to take a screenshot of Windows 10 login screen.

Tip: If you set Command Prompt, you can easily use any application of your choice just by entering a name of the application. That means, just with the help of one application you can launch as many applications of your choice.

You can see the screenshot of the results:

command prompt on windows 10 login screen

That’s it. So this is how you can run any app from Windows 10 login screen.

At any point you want to use Ease of Access button to launch Accessibility features, then you need to delete the ou need to delete the utlimen.exe subkey and you’re ready to go.

Why don’t you give a try this tweak and if you find it useful let us know in the comments

Source: WinAero

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