Personalization Add or Remove "Learn more about this picture" Desktop icon in Windows 11


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When you choose to have Windows Spotlight as your desktop background, it will add a Learn more about this picture icon on your desktop by default. The Learn more about this picture icon can be dragged to any location you want on your desktop.

You can hover over the Learn more about this picture desktop icon to see information about the current Windows Spotlight picture.

You can right click on the Learn more about this picture desktop icon to Open in Bing, Switch to next picture, rate I like this picture, or rate Not a fan of this picture.

If you choose a picture, solid color, or slideshow instead of Windows Spotlight as your desktop background, it will remove the Learn more about this picture icon on your desktop.

If you like, you can remove the Learn more about this picture desktop icon while still using Windows Spotlight as your desktop background.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Learn more about this picture desktop icon when using Windows Spotlight as your desktop background for your account in Windows 11.


EXAMPLE: Windows Spotlight "Learn more about this picture" desktop icon

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Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.

2 Add "Learn more about this picture" Desktop icon

This is the default setting.

The "Learn more about this picture" desktop icon will only show when using Windows Spotlight as your desktop background.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_Learn_about_this_picture_desktop_icon.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{2cc5ca98-6485-489a-920e-b3e88a6ccce3}"=dword:00000000

3 Remove "Learn more about this picture" Desktop icon

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_Learn_about_this_picture_desktop_icon.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel]
"{2cc5ca98-6485-489a-920e-b3e88a6ccce3}"=dword:00000001

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Right click on your desktop, and click/tap on Refresh (F5) your desktop to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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