How to enable and use desktop stickers in Windows 11

Earlier this year, tipster Albacore noticed the presence of background stickers on the desktop in Windows 11. Although they are still not available by default, you can manually enable this feature if you are running Windows 11 22H2. While the rollout of Windows 11 22H2 has yet to begin, Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 11 22H2 has reached release to manufacturing (RTM) with build 22621. If you're running Windows 11 build 22621 or later, here's how you can try desktop stickers right now.

Enable and use desktop stickers in Windows 11 (2022)

How to enable desktop stickers in Windows 11

1. Press the "Start" key on your keyboard and type "regedit" in the Start menu search box. When the search result appears, click "Open" in the right pane to access the Registry Editor.

2. Paste the following address into the address bar of the registry editor and right-click the device directory. Now select "New" -> "Key" to create a new registry key.


3. Name the key "Stickers" and double-click it.

4. Then right-click anywhere in the right pane and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

5. Name the value "EnableStickers" and double click on it.

6. Now set the data value to "1" and click "OK". Restart your computer and you will see the option to place stickers on the wallpaper of your Windows 11 computer.

Add or Remove Stickers from Windows 11 Desktop

1. Right-click anywhere on your Windows 11 PC wallpaper and select the Add or Change Stickers option. Another way to access the stickers interface is via Settings -> Personalization -> Backgrounds -> Choose stickers for your wallpaper.

2. Now you will see the sticker selection interface. Scroll through the list or use the search field to select the sticker you are interested in. It's worth noting that you can't create stickers from custom images at the moment.

3. Once you select a sticker, you will notice that it is in the top left corner of the screen. You can now click on the sticker to move it or resize it.

4. If you want to delete a sticker, please click it in the sticker editor interface and click the trash can icon. Finally, click the "X" button at the top to exit the sticker editor.

Try Stickers on your Windows 11 PC

Here's how you can use desktop stickers in Windows 11. While some argue that it's just a gimmick, I think it's a great feature to add some personality to your Windows 11 PC desktop. Let us know if you liked this one nice little feature in the comments. In the meantime, if you're interested in exploring other such features, be sure to check out our list of the best upcoming Windows 11 features.

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