In May 2022, the preview build of Windows 11 received a somewhat questionable personalization feature that allows you to place different stickers on your desktop. As it turns out, somewhere after build 25174, Microsoft added the ability to draw custom stickers. Here’s how you can activate it (Through @PhantomOfEarth).
note: Although stickers are available in Windows 11 22H2, drawing stickers is only possible in build 25174 and later.
Caution: Undeclared properties are often raw, unstable, or borderline unusable. Back up important data before using the ViveTool app. Remember that a stable Windows 11 is the best way to ensure that your system stays as bug-free as possible.
How to draw desktop stickers in Windows 11 preview build?
- Start by updating the Windows 11 preview build to version 25174 or later.
- Next, enable desktop stickers as described in our guide.
- Download ViveTool M GitHub and extract the files in a convenient and easy-to-locate folder. For example, C:\Vive.
- Run the command line as an administrator and go to the directory containing the ViveTool files with the CD command. For example, if you placed files in C:\Vive, type CD C:\Vive.
- Type vivetool /enable /id:36165848 and pressure to enter.
- Restart the computer.
- Right click on the desktop and select Add or edit stickers.
- Switch to drawing mode and unleash your inner Claude Monet.
- knock Done Once you finish drawing. Windows 11 will save your masterpiece as a new sticker that you can move or edit.
It’s worth noting that the desktop stickers feature still has some glaring limitations that Microsoft hasn’t figured out yet (besides announcing it). 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 a registry fix. Users recently discovered a set of hidden Windows 11 themes for education markets. You can run them on any Windows 11 SKU, such as Professional or Home.