Microsoft is working on integrating support for placing stickers on the Windows 11 desktop. Users who run a recent Windows 11 version 22H2 Insider build can enable the functionality to test it out. It is likely that stickers support is coming to all users once Windows 10 version 22H2 launches.
First spotted in February 2022 by Albacore, Windows 11 stickers are now available in recent builds of the operating system. It is necessary to enable the feature before it becomes available in the user interface.
Here is how sticker support is enabled on Windows 11:
- Open the run box with the keyboard shortcut Windows-R.
- Type regedit.exe and hit the Enter-key to load the Registry Editor.
- Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftPolicyManagercurrentdeviceStickers.
- Some of the keys may not exist by default. Right-click on the previous key in that case and select New > Key to create the structure.
- Right-click on Stickers and select New > Dword (32-bit) Value.
- Name it EnableStickers.
- Double-click on EnableStickers and set its value to 1.
- Restart the PC.
Stickers for the Windows 11 desktop
Stickers for the Windows desktop work as you might except them to. Select a sticker to place on the desktop, move it around and resize it, and et voila, the sticker has been placed on the desktop. Stickers persist across sessions, but they may be removed easily using several methods.
A right-click on the desktop displays the new “add or edit stickers” option. The selection of the new menu item opens the sticker selection and editing interface. Windows 11 displays the wallpaper on the screen and the available stickers; everything else, including the Windows taskbar or desktop icons, are hidden in that phase.
Dozens of stickers are displayed in the preview build. You may scroll the selection of stickers or use the search to find specific stickers. A double-click adds the sticker to the top left corner of the desktop.
You may then drag & drop it to another location, and resize it as well using the provided controls.
Multiple stickers can be added, even if they are identical. Select the close button to end the process.
It is unclear at this point if stickers will be enabled by default when they launch. Most users will probably ignore the feature, but some may like the idea of adding stickers to their desktops.
Now You: are you excited about the new sticker feature?