How to Remove or Add “Learn more about this picture” on Desktop in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to hide or unhide Windows Spotlight desktop wallpaper icon to “Learn more about this picture” in Windows 11.

When you change your desktop background to use Windows Spotlight, it will also a “Learn more about this picture” icon on your desktop by default. This icon can be dragged and moved around on the desktop.

When you hover your mouse over the icon, it shows more info about the current picture being displayed on the desktop.

When you right-click the icon, it gives you options to open in Bing, switch to the next or rate the picture.

This is how to hide the icon if you are using Windows Spotlight as your background wallpaper in Windows 11.

How to hide “Learn more about this picture” on Windows Spotlight wallpaper in Windows 11

As mentioned above, when you change your desktop background to use Windows Spotlight, it will also a “Learn more about this picture” icon on your desktop by default.

Below is how to hide or unhide the icon and message on your desktop in Windows 11.

First, open Windows Registry.

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

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

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

There, right-click on the NewStartPanel key highlighted in the folder tree, and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value option and name the value {2cc5ca98-6485-489a-920e-b3e88a6ccce3}.

Next, double-click on the {2cc5ca98-6485-489a-920e-b3e88a6ccce3} key value to open it, then change the value data to 1, then click OK.

Once you’re done, right-click anywhere on your desktop and select Refresh. After a refresh, the icon along with message will disappear from your desktop.

If you want to unhide the icon, simply remove or delete the data value created above.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to hide or unhide the “Learn more about this picture” icon on the desktop when using Windows Spotlight background wallpaper in Windows 11.

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