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Windows 11 Stickers Are now on the desktop

In the future, Microsoft wants to allow users to put customizable stickers on the Windows 11 desktop. However, what the new feature, which is now hidden for the first time in the current Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621, is about in detail, remains uncertain for the time being. by simply eye candy or useful?

Group Policy Unlocks Stickers

As the Twitter user “Albacore” aka “@thebookisclosed” discovered, the Group Policy of the current Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621, which also forms the basis for the Fall 2022 Update, also known as Windows 11 22H2 (“Sun Valley 2”), also unlock the new “Background Image Stickers” feature. This requires editing the following path: Group Policy: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftPolicyManagercurrentdeviceStickers By default, the policy is not yet active in the current preview and must be activated by the user first. As it has now been reported, the procedure to follow is as follows: Activate the sticker on the desktop

  • Right click → New → Create a key called Stickers.
  • In the right part of the window → New → New DWORD Value (32-bit) → Create EnableStickers.
  • Double click and set the value to 1.

The stickers can then be placed on the desktop and scaled in size by clicking “add and edit stickers” in the context menu, as “Albacore” demonstrated in a short video.


As recently with the desktop widgets, the so-called “interactive content”, which spread over the desktop and are reminiscent of the gadgets from Windows Vista (test), the question also arises with the stickers for the desktop what this gimmick should be used for in the end. be useful. With Windows 11 23H2, Microsoft would try again to include the desktop and user interface more closely.

Feature already makes you smile

Numerous users are already venting about the short message service Twitter and already extensively parodying Microsoft’s latest “feature update”. What do you think of the customizable desktop stickers in Windows 11?