How to use Desktop Stickers in Windows 11? (Complete guide)

If you have Windows 11 insider build 25126 installed through the Windows insider program, you can enable desktop stickers.

If you have enabled desktop stickers, you can choose from a set of stickers like emojis, etc to add to the desktop background. If you change the desktop by changing the background, the desktop stickers will remain active.

It is possible to place multiple stickers on the background. You can place these stickers wherever you want, and also the size is adjustable. It is a nice feature that makes the desktop interactive.

To enable the desktop stickers, you will need a Windows 11 insider program at this time. You need to update to Windows 11 insider version 25126.

Windows 11 insider 25126

Desktop stickers may be added to a future official release of Windows 11. However, this is not certain for all new functionality tested in Windows 11 insider versions.

To enable desktop stickers, you will need to adjust to the Windows registry. After the registry modification, you can add new stickers to the desktop background via a right-click on the desktop or using the settings.

How to use Desktop Stickers in Windows 11?

How to enable desktop stickers in Windows 11?

Open the Windows registry. Right-click the Start button. In the menu click on Run, in the Run window type: regedit.exe.

In the address bar, copy and paste:


Right-click on “device” click on new, and then key. Name this key “Stickers”.

Then right-click on Stickers and click new and then DWORD 32-bit value. Name this new value “EnableStickers”.

Double click on “EnableStickers” and change the value data to “1” to enable desktop stickers.


Reboot your PC to activate desktop stickers.

How to add desktop stickers in Windows 11?

The background must have been changed to a fixed image or to Spotlight to add stickers to the desktop. Spotlight is a dynamic background introduced with the Windows 11 22H2 update.

Right-click on the Start button. Click on Settings from the menu. Then click Personalisation on the left and then background.

Change the background in Windows 11 to “Picture” or “Windows Spotlight” to use desktop stickers.

Change background to picture or Windows-spotlight

To add desktop stickers to the desktop, right-click on free space on the desktop. Then, in the menu click on “Add or edit stickers”.

Add or edit stickers in Windows 11

You can also add or remove stickers through the settings. Right-click on the Start button. In the menu, click on Settings.

On the left side of the menu, click personalization and then background. Next, click on the “Add stickers” button next to “Choose stickers for your wallpaper”.

Choose stickers for your wallpaper

To add a sticker, find a sticker from the list. Then, click on it to add the sticker to the desktop.

Add sticker to desktop in Windows 11

Next, to change the location of the sticker’s size, click on the sticker itself placed on the desktop. A window will now appear on resizing, and by dragging the mouse, you can change the sticker’s location on the desktop background.

Add remove edit or resize sticker in Windows 11

If you have selected the sticker, you can also remove it by clicking on the trash can icon at the bottom of the sticker.

I hope this guide helped you to enable and use stickers in Windows 11. Thank you for reading!

Add more to the desktop, such as a desktop search bar.

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