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How to Enable Desktop Stickers on Windows 11

This guide shows you how to enable the desktop stickers feature on Windows 11 so that you can add custom stickers to your desktop.

Windows has many ways to customize the look of the desktop to make it your own. From changing the wallpaper to customizing the desktop icons, there are many ways. With the recent updates, Microsoft added a new personalization feature to Windows 11 called Desktop Stickers.

Using Stickers, you can decorate your desktop with digital stickers. You can choose from hundreds of readily available stickers to spice up your desktop environment. These stickers can be resized, moved, and deleted as needed. Even when you change the wallpaper, stickers remain on the desktop.

In this quick and easy guide, let me show you how to enable desktop stickers on Windows 11 OS.

Table of contents:

  1. What are Stickers in Windows 11?
  2. How to enable Desktop Stickers on Windows 11
  3. How to use Desktop Sticker on Windows 11
  4. How to disable Desktop Stickers on Windows 11
  5. Check your internet connection error
  6. Conclusion

What are Stickers in Windows 11?

Stickers are small static or animated images that you can place on top of your desktop wallpaper. These stickers are persistent, which means they stay in place even when you change the desktop wallpaper. You can add any number of stickers on the desktop. Once you add a sticker, you can move and resize it as needed. Of course, when you no longer want it, you can simply delete the sticker from your desktop.

Windows 11 includes several hundred desktop stickers to choose from. If you are wondering, as of now, you cannot add your own images as stickers.

How to Enable Desktop Stickers on Windows 11

To enable Desktop Stickers on Windows 11, follow the below steps. It requires editing the Windows registry. So, backup the registry to be safe.

  1. Open the Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\current\device” folder.
  3. Right-click the ‘device’ folder and select New, and then Key.
  4. Set the folder name as ‘Stickers.’
  5. Right-click on the Stickers folder and select the New > DWORD (32-bit) Value option.
  6. Set the value name as ‘EnableStickers.’
  7. Right-click on the value and select the Modify option.
  8. Change the Value Data from 0 to 1 and click the Ok button.
  9. Close the Registry Editor.
  10. Desktop Stickers are enabled in Windows 11.

Since we need to edit the Registry to enable Stickers on Windows 11, press the Start key on your keyboard to open the Start menu, search for Registry Editor, and click on the result to open the Windows Registry Editor application.

open registry editor by searching for it in start menu

After opening it, go to the ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\current\device’ folder. You can paste the path in the address bar and press Enter on your keyboard.

go to device folder

Once you are in the ‘device’ folder, right-click on the folder and select the ‘New -> Key’ option. This creates a new folder under the ‘device’ folder. Name the folder ‘Stickers’ (without quotes).

create stickers folder

Now, right-click on the Sticker folder and select the ‘New -> DOWRD (32-bit) Value’ option to create a new DWORD value. Name the value as ‘EnableStickers’ (without quotes).

enable stricker registry value

After creating the EnableStickers value, double-click on it. Next, change the Value Data from ‘0’ to ‘1’ (without quotes) and click the ‘Ok’ button to save changes.

change value data to 1

Finally, close the Registry Editor and reboot your computer. After restarting, the Desktop Stickers are enabled.

How to Use Desktop Sticker on Windows 11

Once you enable Stickers on Windows 11, here is how to use it to add stickers to your desktop.

First, go to your desktop and right-click. Select the ‘Add or edit stickers’ option from the right-click context menu option.

click add or edit stickers

Alternatively, open the Settings app with the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut, go to the ‘Personalization -> Background’ page, and click the ‘Add Stickers’ button.

click add stickers

Next, search for your stickers with a keyword. Once you find the sticker you want to add, click or tap on it. This action will add the sticker to your desktop.

search for a sticker

Once added, you can move it by clicking and dragging. To resize a sticker, grab one of the corners and drag.

Follow the same steps; you can add as many stickers as you want.

To delete a sticker from the desktop, click on the sticker and then click or tap on the ‘Delete’ icon.

resize, move, or delete a sticker on windows 11

How to Disable Desktop Stickers on Windows 11

If you don’t want to use the Desktop Stickers feature, you can disable it quite easily.

Follow these steps to disable Desktop Sticker on Windows 11.

  1. Open the Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\current\device\Stickers” folder.
  3. Right-click on the ‘Enable Stickers‘ value.
  4. Select the ‘Delete‘ option.
  5. Click ‘Yes‘ when prompted for confirmation.
  6. Close the Registry Editor.
  7. Reboot your computer.
  8. The Desktop Stickers are disabled on Windows 11.

You are offline, Check your Internet and try again error on Windows 11 Stickers

If you are getting the ‘You are offline, check your internet and try again’ error when you try to add new stickers to your desktop on Windows 11, do the following:

  1. Check you have a working internet connection.
  2. Reboot your computer.

If you just enabled the Stickers feature on Windows 11, you might have to restart the computer before you can use it.

Stickers on Windows 11 Desktop — Conclusion

As you can see, if you wish to personalize your desktop with wacky Stricker and fun images, enabling the Desktop Stickers in Windows 11 is quite useful. All you have to do is edit the registry and make a couple of changes as shown above. As of now, you can choose from several hundreds of built-in stickers. Hopefully, Microsoft will add the ability to add your own custom stickers in the future.

That is all. It is that simple to use Stickers on Windows 11.

I hope this simple and easy Windows how-to guide helped you.

If you are stuck or need help, email me, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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