How to Enable Desktop Stickers on Windows 11?

There are so many new features that you will access once Microsoft releases Windows 22H2. And one of those features will allow you to enable Desktop Stickers on your Windows 11 system. If we talk about some of the other features, Microsoft is also testing Snap Layouts on top of the screen, Desktop Search Bar, and Suggested Actions for Windows 11. Users can use all these functions if you run Windows 11 insider preview.

You can enable Desktop Stickers on your Windows 11 build 25162 or later but in this build; it is hidden. So, you will have to tweak the registry to use it.

Before anything else, you need to enable the Desktop Stickers feature. Once you’ve done that, you can place stickers on your desktop wallpaper that will remain in place when you change the background image.

When Desktop Stickers are enabled, you will see an additional item on the desktop right-click menu called Add or edit stickers. When you click on it, a dialog box will appear, and it will contain several stickers and a search box.

Choose any sticker. You can change its location and size. You can also add more than one sticker and decorate your desktop with emojis.

First, let us understand how we can enable Desktop Stickers on your PC.

How to Enable or Disable Desktop Stickers in Windows 11?

Step 1: Begin with opening Registry Editor.

Step 2: Then, go to the left sidebar of the Registry Editor window and navigate through the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\current\device

Step 3: Right-click on the device key and go to New > Key.

Step 4: Name the newly created key as Stickers.

Step 5: Next, right-click on the Stickers key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 6: Name the newly created REG_DWORD as EnableStickers.

Step 7: Open EnableStickers REG_DWORD now and set its Value data to the following:-

  • 0: Disable Desktop Stickers.
  • 1: Enable Desktop Stickers.

Step 8: As the final step, reboot your computer to enable or disable Desktop Stickers on your Windows 11 machine.

How to Add, Edit, or Delete Desktop Stickers in Windows 11?

Now that you have enabled the Desktop Stickers feature on your computer, you can also play around and add, edit or delete these stickers. However, as of now, stickers don’t support wallpaper slideshow and static colors. You can either change the desktop background to a static background image or Windows Spotlight to use this feature.

Managing desktop stickers is pretty easy on Windows 11.

To add Desktop Stickers, right-click on the desktop and select Add or edit stickers in the menu.

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Press the Windows + I hotkey, open the Settings app, and navigate to Personalization > Background. Next, click the Add Stickers button beside the Choose stickers for your wallpaper option.

The desktop icons and taskbar will hide when you’re done, and the sticker’s editor will appear. Scroll down and select a sticker of your choice or use search.

Click on a sticker to add it to the desktop. You can exit the sticker editor by clicking on the X button.

Suppose you want to resize or move the sticker. Right-click on the free space on the desktop and select the Add or edit stickers option. When the sticker editor opens, click an existing sticker on your desktop. Now, drag the sticker edge to resize it.

Please select it and drag it to another location on the screen to move the sticker. Click the X button to exit the sticker editor when you’re done.

You can remove the desired sticker from the desktop by right-clicking on the blank space and choosing Add or edit stickers in the context menu. Now, click on the sticker to select and click on the small Recycle bin icon below the sticker to delete it.

That’s it. You guys are amazing, keep reading, keep learning, and keep growing.

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