How to Enable or Disable Stickers on Desktop in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to add or remove desktop stickers in Windows 11.

Desktop Stickers is a hidden new feature in Windows 11 that isn’t enabled and unavailable for users to use by default. Now, one must dig deeper into the Windows registry to enable it, which is not recommended.

With desktop stickers, users can place stickers on their desktop and remain there even if the desktop wallpaper is switched or replaced. In addition, once stickers are added, users can resize and move the stickers to other parts of their desktops.

The new stickers feature is available only to computers enrolled in the Microsoft Insider Preview program, specifically machines that have installed Windows 11 build 25162 or later.

Even with those builds, the new Stickers feature is still hidden. You’ll have to enable it via the Windows registry to use it.

How to enable or disable desktop stickers in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Desktop Stickers is a new Windows 11 that will allow users to place stickers on their desktop and remain there even if the desktop wallpaper is switched or replaced.

As of now, desktop stickers are hidden in Windows. Here’sowever, h how to enable and start using it.

First, open Windows Registry.

Then navigate to the registry path (key) as shown below.


You may be able to copy the path above and paste it into the registry browser bar.

Right-click on the device key highlighted in the folder tree, then name the key Stickers.

Next, right-click on the newly created Stickers crucial, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value option, and name EnableStickers.

Next, double-click the EnableStickers key value to open it, then change the value data to 1.

With Stickers now enabled, right-click anywhere on your desktop and select Add or edit stickers from the context menu.

You should be able to choose any available stickers you wish for your desktop.

create stickers on desktop windows
Create stickers on desktop windows.

Alternatively, you can go to Start > Settings > Personalization > Background. Then, click on the Choose stickers for your wallpaper tile and click on Add stickers button.

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windows desktop stickers in the settings app

That should do it!


This post showed you how to add or remove desktop stickers in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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