How to permanently Remove “Learn about this picture” Icon on Desktop?

starshipgoldbear

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Whenever I start my computer, this app disrupts my wallpapers. Right-clicking it doesn't show the usual options like deleting, and dragging it to the recycle bin does nothing. It's also not visible in my desktop files. How can I remove this application?
 

Xploit Machine

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Open RUN -> REGEDIT
  • In the Registry Editor that opens, navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel key.
  • Right-click the NewStartPanel key on the left, and select New > DWORD (32-bit) value from the menu.
  • Set the value name to {2cc5ca98-6485-489a-920e-b3e88a6ccce3} and double-click to change its data.
  • Change the {2cc5ca98-6485-489a-920e-b3e88a6ccce3} value data from 0 to 1
  • Now, right-click anywhere on your desktop and select Refresh from the menu.
  • The Windows Spotlight icon will disappear from the Desktop.
  • You are done.
You can restore the icon at any moment later by removing the {2cc5ca98-6485-489a-920e-b3e88a6ccce3} value you have created from the Registry.

You can download the attached .REG file and run it also to ease.
 

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Nowhere, did I see mention of this being only on an install of Windows 11, 24H2.
When properly applied, to 24H2 it DOES work.
It would have no place on an install of 22H2, or 23H2.

The OP left out a lot of pertinent info!!!

Shadow, :cool:
 

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