Personalization Add Stickers to Desktop in Windows 11


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Desktop Stickers is a hidden feature in Windows 11 that allows you to choose and edit stickers for your wallpaper when using Windows Spotlight or a picture with Fill as your desktop background image.

Using the new sticker editor you can pick, place, and resize stickers as you like. It can be accessed through Settings or by right-clicking your desktop.

When you change your desktop background picture, your stickers will still remain.

This tutorial will show you how to add stickers to the desktop for your account in Windows 11.


The Desktop Stickers feature is currently not officially released to Windows 11 yet, but if you would like to give Desktop Stickers a play with now, you can enable Desktop Stickers in Windows 11 version 22H2 build 22621 and higher now.

Desktop Stickers currently does not support multiple displays.


Desktop Stickers has not officially been released to Windows 11 by Microsoft yet, so it may still have or cause issues. Future changes might remove the feature or enable it by default.

If you enable Desktop Stickers and it doesn't fully work or causes issues, then you can just disable Desktop Stickers.



Contents



EXAMPLE: Sticker on desktop

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Option One

Add Stickers to Desktop from Desktop


1 Right click on the desktop, and click/tap on Add or edit stickers. (see screenshot below)

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2 Select a sticker you want to add to your desktop. (see screenshot below)

Add_Stickers-2.png

3 When finished adding stickers, click/tap on the Stickers button on the toolbar to close the Add stickers pane. (see screenshot below)

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4 Hover or click/tap on a sticker added to your desktop to edit it. (see screenshot below)

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5 Perform the following actions you want to edit a sticker: (see screenshot below)
  • Drag the border dots to resize the sticker to be smaller or larger.
  • Drag and drop the sticker where you want it on your desktop.
Add_Stickers-5.png

6 When finished editing stickers, click/tap on the Close (X) button on the toolbar to close the sticker editor. (see screenshot below)

Add_Stickers-6.png




Option Two

Add Stickers to Desktop from Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Background on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Desktop_Stickers_Settings-1.png

3 Click/tap on the Add stickers button. (see screenshots below)

Desktop_Stickers_Settings-2.png
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4 Select a sticker you want to add to your desktop. (see screenshot below)

Add_Stickers-2.png

5 When finished adding stickers, click/tap on the Stickers button on the toolbar to close the Add stickers pane. (see screenshot below)

Add_Stickers-3.png

6 Hover or click/tap on a sticker added to your desktop to edit it. (see screenshot below)

Add_Stickers-4.png

7 Perform the following actions you want to edit a sticker: (see screenshot below)
  • Drag the border dots to resize the sticker to be smaller or larger.
  • Drag and drop the sticker where you want it on your desktop.
Add_Stickers-5.png

8 When finished editing stickers, click/tap on the Close (X) button on the toolbar to close the sticker editor. (see screenshot below)

Add_Stickers-6.png


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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dawn121988

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I updated my windows 10 laptop to windows 11 when we had gotten that update for windows 10 PC that didn't even meet requirements for the update I ran it and it works fine. But some of the options I think I should have I don't have. Such as stickers and some other options. Is there a way to get stickers to work even on my laptop. My windows version is
Windows 11 Home 22H2
OS Build 22621.457
Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22634.1000.0

I hope this information helps. Is there an area on elevenforum.com that can show me what all I can do with this version of windows and what should be included and how to use it.

I think stickers should be on it but not to sure. I did add the stickers in regedit but its grayed out on settings area and desktop right click.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo System Model 80XV
    CPU
    AMD A9-9420 Radeon R5, 5 compute Cores 2c+3G, 3000 Mhz,
    Motherboard
    LNVNB161216
    Memory
    installed 4.00 GB Total Physcal 3.81 GB Available Physical 462 MB Total Virtual 9.63 GB Available Virtual 4.16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 Graphics 0x98E4
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366 X 768 X 60 hertz
    Hard Drives
    929 GB internal, (2) 1TB Toshiba Externals
    Browser
    Firefox I always keep updated
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Brink

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I updated my windows 10 laptop to windows 11 when we had gotten that update for windows 10 PC that didn't even meet requirements for the update I ran it and it works fine. But some of the options I think I should have I don't have. Such as stickers and some other options. Is there a way to get stickers to work even on my laptop. My windows version is
Windows 11 Home 22H2
OS Build 22621.457
Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22634.1000.0

I hope this information helps. Is there an area on elevenforum.com that can show me what all I can do with this version of windows and what should be included and how to use it.

I think stickers should be on it but not to sure. I did add the stickers in regedit but its grayed out on settings area and desktop right click.

Hello Dawn, :-)

If you have multiple displays, then Desktop Stickers will be grayed out like that.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

dawn121988

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Local time
4:04 PM
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19
OS
Windows 11
I just unplugged my HDMI Cable connecting to my TV and the stickers is no longer grayed out. I think it is stupid you can't use the stickers on a secondary monitor. But on well. I at least know it works now for when I decide to use it on my laptop for when my desktop becomes my "Entertainment PC".
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo System Model 80XV
    CPU
    AMD A9-9420 Radeon R5, 5 compute Cores 2c+3G, 3000 Mhz,
    Motherboard
    LNVNB161216
    Memory
    installed 4.00 GB Total Physcal 3.81 GB Available Physical 462 MB Total Virtual 9.63 GB Available Virtual 4.16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 Graphics 0x98E4
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366 X 768 X 60 hertz
    Hard Drives
    929 GB internal, (2) 1TB Toshiba Externals
    Browser
    Firefox I always keep updated
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Brink

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Staff member
MVP
Thread Starter
Local time
4:04 PM
Posts
5,753
OS
Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
I just unplugged my HDMI Cable connecting to my TV and the stickers is no longer grayed out. I think it is stupid you can't use the stickers on a secondary monitor. But on well. I at least know it works now for when I decide to use it on my laptop for when my desktop becomes my "Entertainment PC".

Hopefully, it'll eventually support multiple displays. At least to have it work on the main display.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

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    CPU
    Xeon E5450
    Motherboard
    ASUS PQ5-EM
    Memory
    8GB (2GBX4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD R5 430 2GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1TB|750GB USB, 3 SSDs 2 240GB 1 128GB, 750GB HDD
    PSU
    650WATT Rosewill
    Case
    Rosewill with side Window
    Cooling
    5 Fans and a big HSK for cpu
    Keyboard
    Rosewill RGB
    Mouse
    Rosewill RGB
    Internet Speed
    AT&T 150MB DL\UP
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    Defender
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