How to Enable and Use Hidden Desktop Stickers in Windows 11 22H2

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The Windows Insider program recently started receiving preview builds of next year’s feature update, and Windows 11 build 22H2 (this year’s fall update) has also reached RTM status, But one feature that hasn’t been available for testing is “desktop stickers,” a new feature similar to the Telegram stickers that previously circled the internet.

Windows 11 22H2 is a quality update that restores missing features like drag and drop for the taskbar and revamps the Task Manager design. But there’s still plenty more to this update that didn’t make the final cut. This includes desktop stickers, which may be enabled in 22H2 via a server-side or cumulative update in the future.

Windows 11 desktop stickers are a separate universe and they have nothing to do with Microsoft or Windows. It has cool animal graphics, trashy memes or anime characters that you can put on the desktop wallpaper, and it would stay on your desktop even when you change the background.

Shortly after the company finalized the RTM Anniversary Update for Windows 11, developers were already exploring the update to find any features the company might have in the works. And apparently this hunt has confirmed the desktop stickers for the OS which have yet to be released officially.

How to Enable Desktop Stickers in Windows 11

  1. Open Windows Search and type “Registry”, then open Registry Editor.
  2. In Registry Editor, copy and paste the following into the address bar:
  3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftPolicyManagercurrentdevice
  4. Right-click the device key.
  5. Select New > Key.
  6. Double-tap the folder key and name it “Stickers”.
  7. In the Stickers folder key, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  8. Name the new value “EnableStickers”.
  9. Open the EnableStickers entry and change its value data to 1.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Restart.

How to Use Office Stickers

Desktop Stickers is designed for everyone and it’s quite easy to get started with this feature.

Contextual menu

You can right-click anywhere on the desktop and select “Add or change stickers”, which will take you to the Windows 11 background settings page. From there, make sure that the feature is enabled.

Clicking on the “Add or edit stickers” entry in the context menu opens a Stickers tool that lets you select stickers and it’s similar to the clipboard history tool or the emoji panel. You can also search for stickers by typing animal names.

Windows 11 sticker editor

To place a sticker, you must choose one from the menu and drag it to the desktop

You can also resize it and add multiple stickers anywhere on the desktop.

Placing stickers on the desktop

The best thing about desktop stickers is that you don’t need to re-add stickers when you change desktop background. The stickers will stay on the desktop when you change wallpapers, but they won’t work when you use the slideshow.

desktop stickers alert

It’s not yet known when the stickers will be officially announced, but reaction to the feature has been mixed. While some people like the idea of ​​the sticker feature, many users find it unnecessary and useless.

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