Windows 11 desktop background stickers shown off in video

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What you need to know

  • A new video shows off desktop background stickers on Windows 11.
  • The stickers will persist across different backgrounds, providing people a new way to customize their desktops.
  • Windows 11 will have a sticker editor that allows you to pick, place, and resize stickers for the desktop.

Windows 11 has a new customization option that will let you place stickers on your desktop. Placed stickers will stay in place even as you switch your background image. The feature is shown off in a video by Twitter user Albacore. We first heard about desktop stickers on Windows 11 when Albacore discussed them earlier this month.

According to Albacore, a new sticker editor will allow PC owners to pick, place, and resize stickers for the desktop. The functionality will be accessible by right-clicking the desktop or navigating through the Windows 11 Settings app.

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Some have criticized the feature online, but it will be disabled by default, so it shouldn't be cumbersome or in the way.

Desktop background stickers aren't avaialble for testing at this time. Presumably, Albacore was able to unlock the feature after finding it in an Insider build of Windows 11.

It's possible to tweak the look of your PC with the best apps for customizing Windows 11, but desktop stickers are native and appear easy to use. They should provide another level of personalization and allow people to express themselves on their PCs.

Sean Endicott
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