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How to Remove “Learn more about this picture” icon on Windows 11

If you are using Windows Spotlight as your desktop wallpaper on Windows 11, you will see the “Learn more about this picture” icon in the corner of your screen. Double-clicking on it opens a web page with more information on the wallpaper and similar wallpapers. Right-clicking on it shows additional options to change and like or dislike the wallpaper. If you don’t like having this icon on the desktop, you can remove it. This tutorial will show you the simplest way to remove the “Learn more about this picture” icon from your Windows 11 desktop. Let’s get started.

learn about this picture icon

Steps to Remove “Learn more about this picture” Icon on Desktop

To get rid of the “Learn more about this picture” icon, you must modify the registry. It’s pretty easy to do. Just back up the registry before modifying it and do the following.

1. Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.

2. Enter regedit in the Run dialog window and click OK.

regedit run command to open registry editor

3. In the registry window, navigate to the following folder.


go to the newstartpanel folder in registry

4. Here, right-click on the NewStartPanel folder and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

right-click on the folder and select new and then dword value option

5. The above action will create a new DWORD value, name it {2cc5ca98-6485-489a-920e-b3e88a6ccce3}.

set the dowrd value name

6. Right-click on the new value you just created and select Modify.

7. In the Value Data field, replace 0 with 1 and click OK.

change value date to 1

8. Close the Registry Editor.

Finally, restart the explorer process or reboot your computer to see the changes. To restart explorer, open Task Manager, go to the Processes tab, select the Windows Explorer process, and click Restart Task.

restart explorer

Once you do that, the “Learn more about this picture” icon is removed from your desktop. If you want it back, change the value data of {2cc5ca98-6485-489a-920e-b3e88a6ccce3} value to “0” or just delete it.

If you have any questions, comment below and we’ll answer.

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