Recently Microsoft introduced a new function called Stickers for Windows 11 Students Edition. This allows students to decorate their desktop screen by adding fun filled stickers. Good thing is that you can also add Stickers on your Windows 11 desktop screen no matter whether you use Home or Pro edition. You and your children will really like it to keep the desktop screen active and live.
How Stickers Look in Desktop Screen?
Below is my desktop screen with simple background image.
And here is how my desktop screen looked after adding some beautiful and free digital stickers. You can move all the stickers to right side so that they will not disturb in accessing the desktop icons.
Enable Stickers in Windows 11
As of now, there are no frontend settings available in Windows to toggle Stickers option on or off. So, you need to edit Registry entries to add required keys. As a good practice, export all your Registry Editor entries and backup it safely.
- Use the search box in taskbar to find and open Registry Editor app.
- When you are in the Registry Editor, copy the below path and paste it in the address bar. Simply press enter key to go to that location.
- Make sure you have selected “device” key, right-click on the empty area and select “New > Key” menu.
- Rename the newly created key as “Stickers” as shown below.
- Select the newly created “Stickers” key, right-click on the empty area and select “New > DWORD (32-bit) Value” option. Rename the subkey as “EnableStickers” as shown below.
- Double click on the “EnableStickers” subkey and change the “Value data” as 1.
- Click “OK” button and then close the Registry Editor app.
Add Stickers in Windows 11 Desktop
Now that you have enabled Stickers feature in your Windows 11 computer, follow the below steps to add and edit the stickers on your desktop.
- Right-click on the desktop’s empty area and select “Add or edit Stickers” option from the context menu. The menu item appears as you have added the relevant key in the Registry Editor as explained above.
- Alternatively, select “Personalize” option from right-click context menu and go to “Background” section in the Settings app. You will see a new “Add stickers” button and click on that. This button will appear when you an image background like Picture or Windows Spotlight.
- This will open a small panel like emoji panel with Stickers and Close icons on top. You will see all your desktop icons and taskbar are hidden when the sticker panel opens.
- Scroll down and find your favorite sticker in the panel or hover on any item to see its name appears as a tooltip. Alternatively, type the name in search box to filter the relevant items. For example, type “heart” to filter all heart related stickers.
- Click on any item to add it on your desktop. You will see a box around the added sticker with a delete icon below it. Drag the corners to resize the sticker, drag and move the entire item or simply delete and add another one.
- When you are done with adding your stickers, click the X icon to close the Sticker panel.
- Now, you will see taskbar and desktop icons are back and the stickers will show as objects on your desktop background image.
Deleting Stickers from Desktop
If you have added too many stickers that distract you, it is easy to delete some or all of them.
- Right-click on the desktop area and select “Add or edit stickers” menu.
- Now, click any of the previously added sticker on the desktop.
- Click the delete icon showing below the sticker to remove it.
Unfortunately, you need to delete the stickers one by one. Otherwise, go back to Registry Editor and delete the “Stickers” key you have created. This will disable the context menu item and Stickers option completely.
Few Facts About Windows Stickers
Here are some details about using Stickers in Windows:
- There are more than 500 stickers available for you to choose from.
- Digital stickers are free and safe for children to use.
- Changing the desktop background will NOT affect or remove the stickers. They will be on the same place intact without any change.