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  1. Personalization Remove Stickers from Desktop in Windows 11

    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...
  2. Personalization Add Stickers to Desktop in Windows 11

    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...
  3. Personalization Add or Remove Desktop Search Box in Windows 11

    Starting with Windows 11 build 25120, Microsoft has added a search box displayed on the desktop that enables you to search the web. The desktop search box is currently only a conceptual feature that only some Insiders may have available. If you have the desktop search box available, you can...
  4. Personalization Switch to Next Windows Spotlight Picture in Windows 11

    Windows Spotlight is an option for the lock screen and desktop background that displays different Bing daily background images, and occasionally offers fun facts, tips, tricks, and more on the lock screen. If you don't like the current Windows Spotlight picture on your lock screen or desktop...
  5. Personalization Add or Remove "Learn more about this picture" Desktop icon in Windows 11

    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...
  6. Personalization Enable or Disable Desktop Stickers in Windows 11

    Desktop Stickers is a feature in Windows 11 that allows you to choose and edit stickers for your wallpaper when using a picture and choose Fill for your desktop background image. Using the new sticker editor you can pick, place, and resize stickers as you like. It can be accessed through...
  7. Personalization Enable or Disable Drop Shadows for Icon Labels on Desktop in Windows 11

    Windows uses drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop by default. Depending on if your desktop background is light or dark, using drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop may make reading the icon label easier or harder. If harder, then you can turn off use drop shadows for icon labels...
  8. Personalization Enable or Disable Translucent Selection Rectangle on Desktop in Windows 11

    The translucent selection rectangle is the box you see when you left click and hold, and then drag the pointer over items to select them when you release the left click. If you like, you can turn off showing the translucent selection rectangle on your desktop. When the translucent selection...
  9. General Turn On or Off Align Icons to Grid on Desktop in Windows 11

    The desktop (Win+D) is your home screen and working space in Windows that contains the taskbar and any icons (ex: shortcuts, files, folders, etc...) you add to and arrange on the desktop. If you turn on Align icons to grid, your desktop icons will automatically be snapped into place on an...
  10. General Turn On or Off Auto Arrange Icons on Desktop in Windows 11

    The desktop (Win+D) is your home screen and working space in Windows that contains the taskbar and any icons (ex: shortcuts, files, folders, etc...) you add to and arrange on the desktop. If you turn on Auto arrange icons, your desktop icons will automatically be arranged in columns starting...
  11. Personalization Add or Remove Desktop Icons in Windows 11

    The desktop (Win+D) is your home screen and working space in Windows that contains the taskbar and any icons (ex: shortcuts, files, folders, etc...) you add to and arrange on the desktop. Windows includes the common This PC (aka: Computer), User's Files, Network, Recycle Bin, and Control Panel...
  12. General Hide or Show Desktop Icons in Windows 11

    The desktop (Win+D) is your home screen and working space in Windows that contains the taskbar and any icons (ex: shortcuts, files, folders, etc...) you add to and arrange on the desktop. This tutorial will show you how to hide or show all desktop icons for your account, specific users, or all...
  13. Personalization Change Size of Desktop Icons in Windows 11

    The desktop (Win+D) is your home screen and working space in Windows that contains the taskbar and any icons (ex: shortcuts, files, folders, etc...) you add to and arrange on the desktop. This tutorial will show you how to change the size (view layout) of desktop icons for your account in...
  14. Personalization Change Desktop Icon Horizontal and Vertical Spacing in Windows 11

    The desktop (Win+D) is your home screen and working space in Windows that contains the taskbar and any icons (ex: shortcuts, files, folders, etc...) you add to and arrange on the desktop. If you like, you can change the horizontal and vertical spacing of desktop icons to be more or less than...
  15. Personalization Delete Desktop Background Wallpaper History in Windows 11

    You can change your desktop background in Windows 11 to be a picture, solid color, a slideshow, or Spotlight collection. Windows keeps the last 5 recent images referenced with full path in the registry as your desktop background wallpaper history. This tutorial will show you how to delete all...
  16. Personalization Change Desktop Background in Windows 11

    You can change your desktop background in Windows 11 to be a picture, solid color, a slideshow, or Spotlight collection. A picture background can apply to a specific desktop or all desktops. Solid color, slideshow, and Spotlight collection backgrounds apply to all your desktops. Starting with...
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