You can now enable stickers in Windows 11 and apply them to the desktop wallpaper. This neat feature was discovered in February 2022 by a twitter user, Albacore. It is called Stickers and allows you to place stickers on top of your desktop wallpaper. Interestingly, the feature is present in the RTM build of Windows 11 22H2 (Build 22621), so it may be introduced before the official release of this version of the OS. The stickers function is hidden from public eyes, but you can activate it according by following the instructions below. Continue reading “How to enable and add stickers to the desktop in Windows 11”
Category: Customization & Appearance
How to enable desktop search in Windows 11
In Windows 11 build 25120 and above you can enable a new desktop search bar. Continuing to claim originality, Microsoft does not hesitate to borrow functional and design solutions from other operating systems. So, in Windows 11 build 25120, developers have implemented a new search tool. It looks like an interactive desktop widget, similar to the one found in MacOS and Android. The feature is currently in testing. For some reason Microsoft has decided to limit the number of users who can test it. Continue reading “How to enable desktop search in Windows 11”
How to add Live Tiles to Windows 11
While Microsoft abandoned this concept, you still can add Live Tiles to Windows 11. Microsoft has replaced them in the Start menu with regular icons. Sadly, there is no way to modify the Windows 11 start menu by restoring “live” tiles in it. But you can create them and bring them to your desktop using the ‘Live Tiles Anywhere’ program.
How to force specific wallpaper in Windows and prevent users from changing it
You can force set a custom specific Windows wallpaper and prevent other users from changing it. The operating system provides the ability to customize the desktop background. But you can also apply a wallpaper without alternative to all user accounts in the system, as well as to new ones created. This opportunity exists mostly for enterprises to unify the look of their devices. Continue reading “How to force specific wallpaper in Windows and prevent users from changing it”
Windows 11: Increase the number of pinned apps on the Start menu
Thanks to recent changes, you can increase the number of pinned apps on the Start menu on Windows 11. The Settings app has got a new option, allowing you to select one of several templates for the appearance of the menu. It can also be configured in the registry.
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How to remove arrows from shortcuts in Windows 11
One of the frequent tasks Windows 11 users are frequently interested in is how to remove arrows from shortcuts. In this version of the OS, the appearance of the arrows has changed somewhat. Removing the shortcut arrows can be done in different ways. Continue reading “How to remove arrows from shortcuts in Windows 11”
How to hide OneDrive from Explorer left pane in Windows 11
You can customize the left pane in File Explorer and hide OneDrive from there. The left area is the navigation pane of File Explorer that lists Quick Access, Drives, This PC, and network icons. Continue reading “How to hide OneDrive from Explorer left pane in Windows 11”
How to set a different wallpaper for each monitor in Windows 11
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to set a different wallpaper for each monitor in Windows 11, as well as what to do if the required option is missing from the Settings app. All modern versions of Windows can set different wallpapers on different screens if two or more monitors are connected to your computer. However, in Windows 11, Microsoft made the process a bit more complicated.
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How to find default wallpapers in Windows 11
In this tutorial, you will find out where to find the default wallpapers in Windows 11. Unlike macOS, where you just need to access the default system backgrounds, choosing stock wallpapers in Windows 11 is a bit of a weird and counterintuitive process. The settings app only displays the last five images, which is why many users may not even be aware of the existence of standard backgrounds. Continue reading “How to find default wallpapers in Windows 11”
How to automatically hide the taskbar in Windows 11
For your convenience you can automatically hide the taskbar in Windows 11. Auto-hiding the taskbar is still intuitively easy, even though Windows 11 has brought some radical changes to how the taskbar works. This forces many users to re-train their muscle memory when working with the operating system interfaces. Still, many of the familiar functions remained in place, only in slightly other sections of Windows settings. Continue reading “How to automatically hide the taskbar in Windows 11”