How to Hide Windows Spotlight ‘Learn about this picture’ Desktop icon on Windows 11?

If your system is running on Windows 11 build 22518 or later configurations, you have an option on your computer to set desktop backgrounds from the Windows Spotlight collection. You will find a new background on your screen daily if you want.

This feature can be beneficial to displaying backgrounds from the Bing Search Engine, and if you look at the top right corner of your screen, you’ll find the “Learn about this picture” icon, which you cannot get rid of even if you want to.

You must use a registry tweak to hide or delete it from your desktop screen. This risewindows article will guide you on how to conceal Windows Spotlight ‘Learn about this picture’ Desktop icon from your screen.

How to Hide Windows Spotlight ‘Learn about this picture’ Desktop icon on Windows 11?

Use the following steps to hide or delete the Windows Spotlight ‘Learn about this picture’ Desktop icon on Windows 11:-

Step 1: Open Registry Editor.

Step 2: Once the Registry Editor window opens, browse to the following address in the left sidebar:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel

Step 3: Next, right-click on the NewStartPanel folder in the left sidebar and go to New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 4: Name the newly created REG_DWORD as {2cc5ca98-6485-489a-920e-b3e88a6ccce3}.

Step 5: Next, double-click and open the {2cc5ca98-6485-489a-920e-b3e88a6ccce3} REG_DWORD and set its “Value data” to 1.

Step 6: Click on OK button.

Step 7: Finally, Refresh your system by right-clicking on the free space on the desktop.

Once you complete the above steps, Windows will stop showing Windows Spotlight ‘Learn about this picture’ on your desktop.

That’s it.

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