The latest build of Windows 11 includes a hidden feature that allows you to place custom stickers over your wallpaper. In addition to the predefined stickers, it works in conjunction with them. To enable the sticker drawing feature, please follow these steps.

Windows 11: Enable Sticker drawing

  • To enable the draw in desktop stickers feature, first download the ViveTool from the ViVeTool’s GitHub repository. You can download the latest version of the tool from this location. After the download is complete, extract the archive to a location that is convenient for you.
  • Next, launch a terminal (run as administrator) shell window by pressing the Windows + X keys on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can use PowerShell or Command Prompt with elevated privileges if you prefer.
  • Once the terminal window is open, navigate to the extracted ViVeTool directory. For example, if you have extracted ViveTool to c:\ViveTool, you can use the following command:
    • cd C:\ViveTool
  • Finally, run the command to enable the draw in desktop stickers feature:
    • vivetool /enable /id:36165848
  • If everything goes well, you should see a successful feature configuration message in the console.

Please note: Stickers are not controlled by an ID, but rather by the registry. To apply the stickers, follow these steps:

  • Open the registry editor by typing “regedit” into the search bar.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\current\device.
  • Within the device key, create a new key called “Stickers”.
  • Within the Stickers key, create a new EnableStickers DWORD and set its value to 1.
  • Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.”

To revert the changes made to the stickers feature, use the same instructions as before and ensure that you use the following command: vivetool /disable /id:36165848. After running this command, restart your device

Also Read: How to use ViVeTool on Windows 11 to Enable More Features

Please be aware that stickers have a few limitations. In order to use the feature, your wallpaper fit must be set to “Fill” in the Personalization settings. Additionally, the feature is not supported on systems with more than one monitor. The closest workaround for this limitation is to run the Microsoft Windows Desktop Sticker Editor Centennial executable file (microsoftwindows.desktopstickereditorcentennial.exe)

Upon pressing ‘Done’ after drawing, all of the drawings will be converted into individual stickers. These stickers can be edited and moved around as desired. If you wish to create additional custom stickers, you may continue drawing. Alternatively, you can close the stickers user interface to save your changes to the wallpaper.

If you are using Windows 11, the sticker drawing feature is already available. To locate it, go to C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Sunrise and look for the file labeled “img30” (it should be located there). Hopefully, you have successfully enabled the sticker drawing feature on your desktop using Windows 11. Thank you for following these steps.