Windows 11: Microsoft now sticks stickers to your desktop

Windows 11: Microsoft klebt jetzt Sticker auf den Desktop

In the future, Microsoft wants to allow users to place customizable stickers on the Windows 11 desktop. However, the new functionality, which is now hidden for the first time in the current version of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621, is still unconfirmed at the moment. Just eye candy or useful?

Group Policy unlocks stickers

As a Twitter userAlbacore“Nick name”Tweet embedI discovered the new feature ‘Stickers for Background Image’. To do this, the following path must be edited:

Group Policy: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\current\device\Stickers

The policy is not active by default in the current preview and must first be activated by the user.

like the site office modr Now reported, the following procedure must be followed:

Activate stickers on desktop
  • Right-click → New → Create Key Name Labels.
  • In the right pane of the window → New → New DWORD Value (32-bit) → Create EnableStickers.
  • Double click and set the value to 1.
Desktop stickers on Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621
Desktop stickers on Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621
Desktop stickers on Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621 (Photo: Deskmodder)

The stickers can then be placed on the desktop by clicking “Add and modify stickers” in the context menu and resizing them, like “AlbacoreShown in a short video.

Recently with desktop gadgets, the so-called “interactive content”, which spreads across the desktop and is reminiscent of gadgets from Windows Vista (test), the question also arises with desktop stickers, what is this gimmick in the end should be useful.

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With Windows 11 23H2, Microsoft should try to closely include the desktop and user interface again.

The feature is really funny

Many users are already breathing about the Twitter SMS service and are already widely mocking Microsoft’s recent “feature update”. What do you think of the customizable desktop stickers in Windows 11?

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