Solved Power Start Menu = (Activity from Author)


It's still for sale on the Microsoft store but there's been no activity from the author since Aug 14, 2023.
Eight months is hardly long enough to declare an app abandonware just because the dev hasn't released a new version. I'm pretty sure the dev still has total rights to it.
 

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This app changes the background of the windows start menu ( tweaks the start menu, not creating a new one )
Start11 uses a new start menu for itself ( I'm currently using )

i just recommended that so OP can remove that annoying section

This is Start11 menu:
View attachment 93542

I do find the transparency settings in Start11 a little hit and miss. I do like transparency. I might give TranslucentSM a look, thanks.

Stardock Fences transparency settings are great. My Fences are almost invisible until I mouse over them and they’re the colour I want.
 

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I do find the transparency settings in Start11 a little hit and miss. I do like transparency. I might give TranslucentSM a look, thanks.

Stardock Fences transparency settings are great. My Fences are almost invisible until I mouse over them and they’re the colour I want.
Check AutoHideDesktopIcons ( link )
You can use it and start11 (auto-hide taskbar) to get a good looking desktop

It can auto-hide icons with a timer and auto-show them on clicks
Screenshot (1828).png
 

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Check AutoHideDesktopIcons ( link )
You can use it and start11 (auto-hide taskbar) to get a good looking desktop

It can auto-hide icons with a timer and auto-show them on clicks
View attachment 93544

Fences does all that (I think). I am so used to Fences now I don’t think I could go without it.
I will check it out though, I like to see what is available, thanks Elisyan
 

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And yes, I don’t see anything I don’t want to see in Start11 either. It’s a great app.
Speaking of "great", I see a great deal of nothing-ness in Start11 when compared to Open-Shell Menu. I am a Belgian, I don't agree with this whole "less is more" type of philosophy (that I call nihilism) being touted as "great", as I want to be able to see a remarkably long list of optional choices that allows me and everyone else to decide for theirself what else they want to see or don't want to see. But then, that's only me!
 
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Speaking of "great", I see a great deal of nothing-ness in Start11 when compared to Open-Shell Menu. I am a Belgian, I don't agree with this whole "less is more" type of philosopy (that I call nihilism) being touted as "great", as I want to be able to see a remarkably long list of optional choices that allows me and everyone else to decide for theirself what else they want to see or don't want to see. But then, that's only me!
We all have our opinions. My opinion/choice is all that I need to do does exist in Start11, you obviously need something else. I wish you good luck and hope you’re able to rise above the nothingness of Start11 (with whatever it is Microsoft doesn’t kill)
 

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i just recommended that so OP can remove that annoying section
ExplorerPatcher ➜ go to Properties ➜ Start menu ➜ Disable the "Recommended" section
 

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We all have our opinions. My opinion/choice is all that I need to do does exist in Start11, you obviously need something else. I wish you good luck and hope you’re able to rise above the nothingness of Start11 (with whatever it is Microsoft doesn’t kill)
What do you mean? I have been using Open-Shell (and ClassicShell before it was reborn as Open-Shell) on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and 11. There is simply no need to "rise above" anything. I haven't the slightest clue what makes you assume that Open-Shell will be killed by Microsoft after 15 years. In addition, even if Microsoft does decide to remove the code that makes it possible to use ExplorerPatcher to bring back the Windows 10 taskbar on Windows 11, I still see no reason why that decision would kill ExplorerPatcher as a whole. Because, due to how ExplorerPatcher works, removal of this code should break only that specific feature so, features that aren't related to the Windows 10 taskbar should still continue to work normally. And yes, @Try3 is correct. We don't actually even know for sure yet that Microsoft will remove this code. Just like we also don't know for sure that Microsoft won't introduce a new bug that causes your computer to blow up. The important thing that matters is that, until we know what happens next, people can find solutions to problems that exist today. That is, instead of keep pretending that problems do not exist when you don't suffer from them, but someone else might suffer. Nihilism 101.
 

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What do you mean?
:D I was just responding to your ranking of Start11
I just forgot to add the smiley face, and these other emojis 😂:confused:😭🥒👌🥸🎅🌂🐼🫵🦘

❤️
 

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But MS breaks EP with every update, and that's exactly what @Sqrly is trying to avoid with a mod of the Start menu. So far, in two years of using Power Start Menu, without Explorer Patcher, Start11, or StartAllBack, I've not had a hitch with PSM. I don't actually think he's abandoned it at all. He's just waiting for bug reports before he changes anything, and checking on Github tells me he's not receiving any lately. Not fixing what ain't broke is a good policy.

You comprehend.

That was me you replied to on github. I just checked and there are 2 new bug reports after my post there. One of which I too was seeing on random occasions during the trial, the start menu box overlapping and blocking part of the start bar.

At this point, I'm waiting for 24H2 to drop and if it's still working, I'll make the purchase. It would ease my mind to see some activity from the author. That github page is the listed "support" location on the M.$ store page of the app.
 

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No, what makes you think it might? Make sure they are “Shortcuts” though and not the executables.

You could also consider looking at Stardock Fences:

My idea was to have a start menu similar to that of Windows 1O. I was already quite advanced, I just needed to get the titles in.
I've tried Stardock Fences and it's exactly what I wanted.
But since you have to pay an annual fee, I have given up because I trust that I will be able to do it
So, I have uninstalled it.
 

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My idea was to have a start menu similar to that of Windows 1O. I was already quite advanced, I just needed to get the titles in.
I've tried Stardock Fences and it's exactly what I wanted.
But since you have to pay an annual fee, I have given up because I trust that I will be able to do it
So, I have uninstalled it.
You can buy a license that isn’t yearly, but you’re right, for many people it is expensive. It’s AU$54.00 (Australian) you’ll have to look or convert. Click at the bottom.


IMG_4298.jpeg

Also, I looked at Fences4 for you, Karkre, it actually isn’t any cheaper. I find that poor form on Stardocks behalf.

Start11 can give you the Windows 10 menu. It has multiple configurable states.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
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    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
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    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
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    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
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    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
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    All over the place
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    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
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    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
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    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
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    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
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    100/40Mbps
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  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
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    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
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    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
It doesn't convince me either.
I put here an image of my old Start Menu in Windows 10. That is what would interest me
 

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    Windows 11 Professional 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Veriton X2 VX2710G - Intel Core i5 13400 / 2.5 GHz
    CPU
    I dont know
    Motherboard
    I dont know
    Memory
    16 GB
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    Intel UHD Graphics 730
    Sound Card
    I dont know
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    Acer V7 serie / V277
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    C: 0,5 Tb - D: 1 Tb
    external: 2 Tb
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    Acer
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    Acer
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    Vivaldi
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It doesn't convince me either.
I put here an image of my old Start Menu in Windows 10. That is what would interest me

I can’t mess with my menu at the moment but this is the Start11 menu for Windows 10. You would group icons and configure as you have with your image above. Smaller icons, grouped icons etc
I am fairly confident it is exactly the same as what you have shown me. If anything, Start11 would give you more options than Windows 10 did with its menu.

(Random image from Stardock)

IMG_4299.jpeg
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
Well, I'll try it... although on the Stardock page I only see photos with only 6 columns, like in the win11 start menu.
I want to put the 116 shortcuts that I have prepared on a single screen.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional 23H2
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Veriton X2 VX2710G - Intel Core i5 13400 / 2.5 GHz
    CPU
    I dont know
    Motherboard
    I dont know
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 730
    Sound Card
    I dont know
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V7 serie / V277
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    C: 0,5 Tb - D: 1 Tb
    external: 2 Tb
    PSU
    I dont know
    Case
    I dont know
    Cooling
    I dont know
    Keyboard
    Acer
    Mouse
    Acer
    Internet Speed
    I dont know
    Browser
    Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    McAfee
    Other Info
    ---
Well, I'll try it... although on the Stardock page I only see photos with only 6 columns, like in the win11 start menu.
I want to put the 116 shortcuts that I have prepared on a single screen.


Sure, like I said, I can’t mess with my menu at the moment but I am pretty sure if you were able to stretch the fly-out in windows 10 to accommodate that many icons, then you could probably do it in Start11?
I don’t think looking at images with tell you as well as trying the program out properly will. There is a trial, yes?

Other than that, what’s an alternative menu out there at the moment which can give you what you see above, that doesn’t have an uncertainty about its future? I haven’t tried others in a long time.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
You would only have to do it to the top row to discover if it will stretch the full screen like in your image. If it can, then the others will obviously fit under the top row.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
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    PC/Desktop
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    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
OK, I'll try it tomorrow.
Other than that, what’s an alternative menu out there at the moment which can give you what you see above, that doesn’t have an uncertainty about its future? I haven’t tried others in a long time.
If there is none, I will try to make it and patent it...:devilish:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Professional 23H2
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Veriton X2 VX2710G - Intel Core i5 13400 / 2.5 GHz
    CPU
    I dont know
    Motherboard
    I dont know
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 730
    Sound Card
    I dont know
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V7 serie / V277
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    C: 0,5 Tb - D: 1 Tb
    external: 2 Tb
    PSU
    I dont know
    Case
    I dont know
    Cooling
    I dont know
    Keyboard
    Acer
    Mouse
    Acer
    Internet Speed
    I dont know
    Browser
    Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    McAfee
    Other Info
    ---
OK, I'll try it tomorrow.

If there is none, I will try to make it and patent it...:devilish:
I’ll check mine for you also, just not at the moment, maybe later today. Good luck Karkre (y)

P.S.
You can export your settings/configuration in Start11.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
It doesn't convince me either.
I put here an image of my old Start Menu in Windows 10. That is what would interest me
Your image looks almost 100% identical to what's possible to achieve with ExplorerPatcher's Sart menu style: Windows 10.
 

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    11 Home
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    Asus TUF Gaming F16 (2024)
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    i7 13650HX
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Cooling
    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
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    11 Home
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF

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