How to add desktop Stickers on Windows 11

Windows 11 gets stickers to add more fun and personality to the desktop.

Windows 11 desktop stickers
Windows 11 desktop stickers

Windows 11 22H2 makes the desktop a little more fun with Stickers, and in this guide, you will learn the steps to use the feature.

The feature allows you to add stickers of different fun and joyful figures to the desktop as if they were part of the background image. It’s primarily designed for the education market to let students decorate their backgrounds with digital stickers for self-expression, but anyone can use the feature. Also, stickers are preserved as you change wallpapers, and you can arrange, resize, and customize them any way you want.

The feature is available on version 22H2 and higher releases, so you will have to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 11 to use the feature from the Personalization settings.

This guide will teach you the steps to get started with Stickers on Windows 11 22H2.

Add Stickers on Windows 11

To add Stickers to the desktop on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Personalization.

  3. Click the Background tab.

  4. Under the “Personalize your background” setting, select the Picture or Windows Spotlight option.

    Quick note: Stickers are unavailable for the other options.
  5. Click the Add stickers button.

    Add stickers

  6. Select the sticker to add it to the desktop.

    Select sticker to add to desktop

  7. (Optional) Choose other stickers you want to have on the desktop.

Once you complete the steps, you can drag the stickers to the position you want. You can use the corners to change the size of the items or click the Trash button to remove the stickers.

Manage stickers on Windows 11

After placing the stickers on the desktop, you can click the close button at the top of the screen to apply the settings. Alternatively, you can also right-click the desktop to access the stickers option.

If you want to disable Stickers, right the desktop and select the “Add or edit stickers” option, and then manually delete stickers and click the close button at the top of the screen.

Enable Stickers on Windows 11

In the case that the option isn’t available, you can enable the feature through the Registry with the instructions below.

To enable Stickers on Windows 11, use these steps:

Warning: Modifying the Windows Registry can cause serious problems if not used properly. It’s assumed you know what you’re doing and that you have created a full backup of your system before proceeding.
  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for regedit and click the top result to open the Registry.

  3. Navigate to the following path:

  4. Right-click the device key, select the New menu, and select the Key option.

  5. Name the key Stickers and press Enter.

  6. Right-click the Stickers key, select the New menu and select the DWORD (32-bit) value option.

    EnableStickers key

  7. Name the key EnableStickers and press Enter.

  8. Double-click the recently created DWORD and set its value from 0 to 1.

    Enable Stickers on Windows 11

  9. Click the OK button.

  10. Restart the computer.

Once you complete the steps, the option to add Stickers will enable and be available in the desktop context menu on Windows 11 22H2.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].