Devices Enable or Disable Camera On/Off OSD Indicator in Windows 11


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NoPhysicalCameraLED indicates that there is no physical LED for the device’s camera. An example of a physical LED for a camera is the small blue light that turns on whenever the camera is streaming video. This setting is used to indicate to the shell component that it will need to provide a small indicator in the user interface (UI) to show when video frames are streaming or not streaming to replace the notification by physical LED.

If you set the NoPhysicalCameraLED DWORD value to 1 (enable), users will see a Camera on and Camera off on-screen display (OSD) indicator above the taskbar for few moments whenever the camera has been turned on or off.

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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Camera on and Camera off on-screen display (OSD) indicator for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable Camera on and Camera off on-screen display (OSD) indicator.



EXAMPLE: "Camera on" and "Camera off" on-screen display (OSD) indicators

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Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.

2 Enable Camera On/Off OSD Indicator

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Enable_camera_on-off_OSD_indicator.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OEM\Device\Capture]
"NoPhysicalCameraLED"=dword:00000001

3 Disable Camera On/Off OSD Indicator

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Disable_camera_on-off_OSD_indicator.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OEM\Device\Capture]
"NoPhysicalCameraLED"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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