Windows 11 preview allows you to draw stickers on the desktop.


An image showing how to enable desktop stickers in Windows 11 22H2

In May 2022, Windows 11 preview builds received a somewhat questionable personalization feature that lets you put different stickers on your desktop. As it turns out, after build 25174, Microsoft added the option to create custom stickers. Here’s how you can enable it (through @Phantom of the Earth).

Note: Although stickers are available in Windows 11 22H2, stickers drawing is only possible in build 25174 and above.

caution: Undeclared properties are often crude, unstable, or borderline unusable. Backup important data before using ViveTool app. Remember that a stable Windows 11 is the best way to ensure that your system remains as bug-free as possible.

How to draw desktop stickers in Windows 11 preview build?

  1. Start your Windows 11 preview build by updating to version 25174 or newer.
  2. Next, enable desktop stickers as described in our guide.
  3. Download ViveTool. From GitHub And extract the files into a convenient and easily findable folder. For example, C:\Vive.
  4. Launch a command prompt as an administrator and navigate to the directory containing the ViveTool files CD command. For example, if you placed the files in C:\Vive, type CD C:\Vive.
  5. Kind of vivetool /enable /id:36165848 And press enter.
  6. Restart your computer.
  7. Right-click on the desktop and select Add or edit stickers..
    An image showing how to enable desktop stickers in Windows 11 22H2
  8. Switch to drawing mode and unleash your inner Claude Monet.
    An example of a custom desktop sticker in Windows 11
    This is really something!
  9. Click done Once you finish drawing. Windows 11 will save your masterpiece as a new sticker that you can move around or edit.

It’s worth noting that the Desktop Stickers feature still has some notable limitations that Microsoft has yet to figure out (besides announcing the thing). Your wallpaper must be set to fill the desktop, and stickers do not support multi-monitor setups.

Desktop stickers aren’t the only thing you can enable with registry tweaks. Users recently discovered a set of hidden Windows 11 themes for education markets. You can enable them on any Windows 11 SKU, such as Professional or Home.


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