Do you want some Stickers on your Windows desktop?

Martin Brinkmann
May 27, 2022
Windows 11 Help

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:

  1. Open the run box with the keyboard shortcut Windows-R.
  2. Type regedit.exe and hit the Enter-key to load the Registry Editor.
  3. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\current\device\Stickers.
    • 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.
  4. Right-click on Stickers and select New > Dword (32-bit) Value.
  5. Name it EnableStickers.
  6. Double-click on EnableStickers and set its value to 1.
  7. Restart the PC.

Stickers for the Windows 11 desktop

windows 11 stickers 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.

windows 11 add edit stickers

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.

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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?

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  1. RGAzalea07 said on August 15, 2023 at 2:01 am

    When Windows XP was still relevant, I used the Web Item feature for this exact purpose (with my own pictures, drawn on paper, then scanned onto the screen). Thanks for this fun and creative idea, which I LOVE!

  2. Anonymous said on May 31, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    If it wasn’t for Adobe forcing us to upgrade to windows 10 I wouldn’t have upgraded. Imagine now this crappy OS will be forced on us to use some third party tools needed to get the job done. I wish if Adobe has CC on Linux I could already have had ditched this blatent disgrace.

  3. fat mucket said on May 30, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    I put stickers on my ass. I recently sold the idea to MS for a tidy sum.

  4. Darko said on May 30, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Why Microsoft make windows version stupid features please stop adding this make clean windows for work if need some any feature make it but with check box for install and enable but this with feature disabled by default… If this make just add stupids items windows will lost client, my client when install windows 10 aks me remove this this this and this and etc this. No like features ask me for clean system, no bload ware just request: I need just windows 10 or 11 clean without preinstalled apps, I need just system and then install programs what used.

  5. Tiago said on May 30, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    I don’t post here a lot, but I am really struggling to understand what is the point of adding these sort of features.

  6. Ian said on May 30, 2022 at 11:30 am

    I barely understood the reason for a desktop background because when I looking at my screen, it’s full of applications windows and I barely see any of the background!

    Never mind what the developers are thinking (they are just implementing whatever feature got the moat invites), what are these people (not) doing on their computers they now have room for multiple stickers ? !

    1. Ian said on May 30, 2022 at 11:31 am

      Most upvotes (damn auto-correct)

  7. JohnIL said on May 29, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Hard to believe this is what the Windows teams are coming up with? It does explain a lot with everything else going on with Windows. I guess all the adults have left the building.

  8. Steve said on May 29, 2022 at 6:28 am

    This dumb mentality will cost us dearly at some point in the future.

    But for now, I hope that by incorporating sh*t like stickies someone find a way to hack them and get SYSTEM rights, then a big company lost some millions and MS has to explain why stickies are such a brilliant idea.

  9. festus dogg said on May 29, 2022 at 5:52 am

    if these stickers aint “SCRATCH -N- SNIFF STICKERS” like I had as a kid in the 80s, then I aint interested.

    Who wouldnt want a “fresh-poo” scratch-n-sniff for their Windows desktop?

  10. Seeprime said on May 28, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Best reply yet!

  11. Furious Dad said on May 28, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    After my initial reaction of disbelief and ridicule I am now pig bitin’ mad. You know what this REALLY is? This is Microsoft exploiting CHILDREN. You can bet your DONKEY you are going to need to sign up for a Microsoft account to get more and cooler stickers, and that’s where the catch is. Kids with Microsoft accounts click on anything, search anything, agree to anything Bing/Edge related etc etc. Ad revenue using CHILDREN, easy money, this is the new low Microsoft is resorting to.

    Put this in perspective: if this was a commercial program, costing maybe 99 cents to install, NO ONE (ok maybe Kim Kardashian..) would buy it, because no one needs anything like this on a computer. This is right up there with them games you let your cat play on your tablet. Gotta catch a fly!

    Redmond, I hate you so so so SO much. Shame on you.

  12. Richard Allen said on May 28, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Don’t Do It! Reconsider!

  13. Rainmoon FluffyBee said on May 28, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    Goverments, military, research facilities and speca agencies have waited for this crucial function to arrive on their computers for way too long. I am so happy Redmond is filled to brim with serious professionals that keep adding useful things that users have been begging for forever. I also hope that stickers get top prority, so that whenever there’s a new cute sticker or some nicely optimized sticker update that brings cute wobbly eyes or captivating neon colored cheeks to some adorable woke monkey sticker, get the update without user interaction and the computer restarts right away! I love this brave new rainbow-colored world!

  14. Jason Smith said on May 28, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    I love to read some articles on Car Window Stickers. Please share some content on this topic also.

  15. AT said on May 28, 2022 at 10:33 am

    It boggles the mind that Microsoft created a “new” OS that can’t be used by three-quarters of all PCs on the planet for no good reason (yes, that’s right) and THIS is something people are being paid to do. A “feature”! This is like selling a new car and a new feature is it comes with a selection of bumper stickers and the ability to stick them on your windshield.

    If you want to make an OS for idiots and toddlers, go for it. But maybe, call me crazy, working on a better OS for, you know, people who actually have to make a living using it should have been a bigger priority.

  16. Trey said on May 28, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Whoa. Just yesterday I was wishing for the ability to put stickers on my desktop. This is a miracle. Truly.

  17. allen said on May 28, 2022 at 1:55 am

    Travelers put stickers on their luggage (and cars). Kids put stickers on their lunch boxes. Some people like stickers. Some people don’t. So, some might like stickers on their “desktops.” (I’m sure critics of this use many features I think are worthless.)

  18. John G. said on May 28, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Amazing nonsense. Really.

  19. RossN said on May 27, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Just no.

  20. Anonymous said on May 27, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    My 5YO will love it. Much like democratic government, Microsoft ‘is inclusive of’ to minority groups.

  21. Chris said on May 27, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Never mind stickers, is there a way to remove that really weird bright blue [whatever it is…] on the W11 screen?

    Not that I have any intention to use W11 anytime soon!

    1. Anonymous said on May 30, 2022 at 3:36 pm

      If you’re talking about the thing that kind of looks like a flower or cloud, that’s just the default wallpaper. You can easily change that

  22. ENOUGH! said on May 27, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    You can’t make this s**t up. This is real.

    I rather have a Microsoft employee come to my house every day to beat me with a baseball bat for 25 years straight instead of this.

    What is this, an OS for MY LITTLE PONY?

    1. Poopooracoocoo said on June 2, 2022 at 2:58 pm

      Truth be told I’ve seen a lot of bronies use Linux

  23. PhoebeGates said on May 27, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    The movie Idiocracy is becoming more of a documentary every day.

    It’s absolutely beyond belief that Microsoft have time to futz with stupid stickers, and yet they don’t have the resources to work on real productivity problems such as the highest voted issue to restore the option to never combine taskbar buttons. Poop emoji is such a good representation of Microsoft’s products these days.

  24. bro1337 said on May 27, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    What is the function for it? I use Rainmeter widgets that provide information like the weather but I cannot see what’s so important about this stickers?

  25. Anonymous said on May 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm


  26. JimmyQ said on May 27, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Oh goody!! Stickers!

  27. Tony said on May 27, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    As much as I hate Win11, that is somewhat useful for customization, as long as there is a way to add your own stickers.

    1. Croatoan said on May 29, 2022 at 11:48 am

      Or if you can start some app with click on sticker. Worse than Rainmeter customization.

  28. Herman Cost said on May 27, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    More nonsense. It is amazing that people actually get paid to do this stuff.

  29. aaa said on May 27, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Useless sticker feature must be from “woman engineers” on UX department.

    1. Poopooracoocoo said on June 2, 2022 at 2:57 pm

      Ugh. Fuck off with the misogyny.

      Can’t we hate Jen because of her attitude and complacency and not her gender? And sure, lets also make fun of her because she professes she is a crazy cat-lady. Being a crazy cat lady is one thing but identifying as one is even crazier. But again, it’s not about her being a woman.

    2. Anonymous said on May 28, 2022 at 12:14 am

      …or fire all the chads and hire only betas

    3. Anonymous said on May 27, 2022 at 8:51 pm

      the person who recently explained why you can’t do something as simple as moving the goddamn taskbar in win11 was a middle aged cat lady who said it “wasn’t important” ( – so you’re probably right actually

      1. Wokesoft Universe said on May 28, 2022 at 3:10 pm

        Probably the same catlady now gets her beloved, IMPORTANT, stickers on the desktop. This is almost as useful and revolutionary and endless fun as emojis! Imagine, you don’t need WORDS anymore! Anyone can be a computer expert! In a glorious new development I would love to see only emojis and cute stickers as the only means to use a computer. “Want to install this software?” – HAPPY FACE EMOJI!

    4. Anonymous said on May 27, 2022 at 8:10 pm

      Jen? The quality and features of Windows 11 says a lot. There are no serious people working on Windows 11, only unskilled interns on their free time.

  30. Paul said on May 27, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    Poor Windows, what you’ve become. It was crap upon release, still crap to this day.

  31. FUCK MICROSOFT said on May 27, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Work on something really valuable like “Rootkit Revealer” (which despite being ancient it’s probably still included in SysInternals) nah, STICKERS! Woooo!

    Fuck Microsoft. More people should have the balls on news sites in their articles to just say FUCK MICROSOFT and not cover anything more from the convicted monopoly.

  32. RixsterII said on May 27, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Why Microsoft, why?

  33. Frankel said on May 27, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    Haha Martin found already some good stickers to give Redmond quick feedback :)

    1. James said on May 31, 2022 at 4:12 am

      I couldn’t get it to work.

    2. TelV said on May 27, 2022 at 5:39 pm

      Yes indeed! Windows 11 is a pile of crap :D

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