Stardock Start11


Stardock Start11 v1.18 Beta is available.

Start11 v1.18 Beta Changelog
  • Windows 10 style shutdown menu now aligned above button rather than to the right
  • Added delete group prompt when you are using Windows 11 style menu too rather than just Windows 10
  • Fixed issue with text background colour on delete page / group prompt when in dark mode
  • Fixed issue with delete prompts causing the menu to close
  • Tweak to mouse click detection when moving off the right hand side of a multiple monitor taskbar
  • Tweak for loading up icons for PWA when running
  • Fixed issue with tooltips on taskbar items being incorrect sometimes briefly
  • Fixed issue with too dark edges on some universal app icons
  • Tiles images when in Windows 11 mode will now appear smaller unless hide caption is enabled to avoid overlap issues
  • Fixed right click menu selection image being too light in Dark Mode for some menus
  • Now respects OS setting for hide icon badges and flashing
  • Fixed issue with Messenger icon appearing smaller than expected
  • Fixed issue with unexpected truncation of long single words in Win10 style. These will now wrap
  • Added Mica background effect to config window when used on Windows 11 current beta / dev or above
  • Elevated apps can now be minimized by clicking their button on the taskbar
  • Fixed issue with taskbar at the top on original Windows 11 (non beta/dev channel) causing maximized windows to appear under it
  • Fixed issue with automatic taskbar color when on dev/beta channel Win11 and enhanced taskbar enabled.
  • Fixed issue with taskbar not appearing on top of always on top fullscreen applications when the start button is pressed when enhance taskbar is enabled on Windows 11.
  • Fixed issue with delay to closing Task Manager in Windows 10
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Stigg's Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10900X
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE X299X DESIGNARE 10G
    Memory
    Corsair 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) CMW64GX4M4C3000C15 Vengeance RGB Pro 3000Mhz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Super Mini ITX 6 GB OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 27" FHD LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (LS27F350FHEXXY)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro Series 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    PSU
    Corsair HX1200 1200W 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 Black Solid Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black
    Keyboard
    Razer Ornata V2
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    Logitech BRIO 4k Ultra HD USB-C Webcam
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS
    CPU
    Core i7-8750H
    Motherboard
    Zephyrus M GM501GS
    Memory
    SK Hynix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) HMA82GS6CJR8N-VK 16 GB DDR4-2666 DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC294
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AU Optronics B156HAN07.1 [15.6" LCD]
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung MZVKW512HMJP-00000 512 GB, PCI-E 3.0 x4
    Samsung SSD 860 QVO 4TB 4 TB, SATA-III
    PSU
    N/A
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    N/A
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Keyboard
    PC/AT Enhanced PS2 Keyboard (101/102-Key)
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    USB2.0 HD UVC Webcam
Lots of changes and fixes in Stardock Start11 v1.24.

Start11 v1.24 Changelog
  • Removed a surplus UI button if you resize the config really tall on the main page and
  • Fixed the tooltip text for the Win10 menu style when all apps is hidden by default
  • One missing string which is added to the en lang file
  • Fix for error prompt about PowerShell showing if security settings block running it
  • Fix for ObjectDock running causing enhanced taskbar to lockup or run extremely slowly
  • Added support for shutdown / reboot when other users are logged into the computer
  • Added steam update support
  • Fix for issue with small mode taskbar sometimes causing a crash on explorer restart
  • Fixed issue with system tray icons sometimes shrinking or turning into one column when using enhanced taskbar mode
  • Fix for issue clicking on grouped taskbar button when primary monitor is to the right of the primary and mouse jumping to the corner sometimes (most likely on double click)
  • Fixed issue with prolonged cpu spike when opening jumplist from taskbar
  • Tweak to clicking on already running app in taskbar for detecting if to focus or minimize / restore
  • Added strings to en.lng and en-us.lng for new bits in 1.24
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Stigg's Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10900X
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE X299X DESIGNARE 10G
    Memory
    Corsair 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) CMW64GX4M4C3000C15 Vengeance RGB Pro 3000Mhz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Super Mini ITX 6 GB OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 27" FHD LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (LS27F350FHEXXY)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro Series 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    PSU
    Corsair HX1200 1200W 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 Black Solid Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black
    Keyboard
    Razer Ornata V2
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    Logitech BRIO 4k Ultra HD USB-C Webcam
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS
    CPU
    Core i7-8750H
    Motherboard
    Zephyrus M GM501GS
    Memory
    SK Hynix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) HMA82GS6CJR8N-VK 16 GB DDR4-2666 DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC294
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AU Optronics B156HAN07.1 [15.6" LCD]
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung MZVKW512HMJP-00000 512 GB, PCI-E 3.0 x4
    Samsung SSD 860 QVO 4TB 4 TB, SATA-III
    PSU
    N/A
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    N/A
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Keyboard
    PC/AT Enhanced PS2 Keyboard (101/102-Key)
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    USB2.0 HD UVC Webcam
What's new now in version 1.31.0.0 ?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC  Dual Boot  21H2 + 1809
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self-made 2013
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-2550K
    Motherboard
    Intel DH67CL
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    EmuPMX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16/9 Samsung + 4/3 iiyama
    Screen Resolution
    1360 x 768 + 1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Main SSD: Samsung 250 Gb
    Secondary HDDs: Western Digital
    (Purple 4 Tb + Blue 2 Tb) x2
    + Green 0.5 Tb
    Case
    Antec
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    Advance
    Browser
    Chrome &  LibreWolf
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    + Portable Cleanup Utilities :

    AdwCleaner
    ZHP Cleaner (+Diag)
    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
    CCleaner
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Other Info
    Using W11 OS on customers' computers more and more often, and sometimes on my mum's new laptop.
Version 1.31
  • Right-click on the left side of centered taskbars when the enhanced taskbar is enabled now correctly shows the menu on secondary monitors
  • Fixed issue with closing one item from the thumbnail popup from the taskbar in enhanced mode making the popup window jump to the far left of the screen sometimes
  • The line on 22H2 taskbars now adjusts with the alpha set on the taskbar by the user and is hidden entirely when the taskbar is on top. You can also create a registry key in the usual location of type string and give it a value of "1" and a name of "HideTaskbarLineEntirely" should you wish to always hide the line entirely.
  • Fixed mouseover pinned item tooltip moving away sometimes when leaving the taskbar
  • Fences items in Win11 menu mode will now save their order. Note that no gaps are saved in Win11-style menus only the order is
  • Tweak to refreshing apps list when new apps are installed as the search did not always refresh correctly for the newly installed application
  • Native Windows 11 will now center exactly vs in line with the start button when Start11 enhances the taskbar and had a centered start button. You can also create a registry key in the usual location of type string and give it a value of "1" and a name of "ForceWin11MenuToOffset" should you wish to line up with the start button as it did in 1.3
  • Fixed an issue with the taskbar on top having a gap at the bottom of the screen that maximized windows did not use when using the enhanced taskbar
  • Fixed issue with taskbar clock on primary monitor not showing up with enhanced taskbar enabled sometimes initially until a resize or click on the more system icons button
  • Fixed issue with the desktop area (that maximized windows use) not being correct after some screen resolution/display config changes
  • Fix for secondary taskbar buttons on occasion overlapping the Win11 widgets/teams/search icons when using center mode with Start11 enhancing the taskbar
  • Adds in the messaging about center mode needing the enhanced taskbar option on to function.
  • Added the two strings to the en and en-us lng files
  • Fixed an issue where some Win10 \ 11 PCs would not show 'sleep' in Start11.
  • Update translation strings
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-10600K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z490 Elite AC
    Memory
    32 GB (G.Skill Ripjaws V F4-3600C16D-32GVKC)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming Z Trio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG UltraGear 32GR93U
    Screen Resolution
    4K
    Hard Drives
    Kingston A2000 500GB; Kingston A2000 1TB; Seagate Barracuda Compute 3,5", 8TB
    PSU
    be quiet! Straight Power 11 750W
    Case
    be quiet! Silent Base 801
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-1155G7
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xᵉ
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
Start11 v1.36 Released

Start11 1.36 is a culmination of prior versions.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Stigg's Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10900X
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE X299X DESIGNARE 10G
    Memory
    Corsair 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) CMW64GX4M4C3000C15 Vengeance RGB Pro 3000Mhz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Super Mini ITX 6 GB OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 27" FHD LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (LS27F350FHEXXY)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro Series 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    PSU
    Corsair HX1200 1200W 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 Black Solid Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black
    Keyboard
    Razer Ornata V2
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    Logitech BRIO 4k Ultra HD USB-C Webcam
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS
    CPU
    Core i7-8750H
    Motherboard
    Zephyrus M GM501GS
    Memory
    SK Hynix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) HMA82GS6CJR8N-VK 16 GB DDR4-2666 DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC294
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AU Optronics B156HAN07.1 [15.6" LCD]
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung MZVKW512HMJP-00000 512 GB, PCI-E 3.0 x4
    Samsung SSD 860 QVO 4TB 4 TB, SATA-III
    PSU
    N/A
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    N/A
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Keyboard
    PC/AT Enhanced PS2 Keyboard (101/102-Key)
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    USB2.0 HD UVC Webcam
I just bought Start11 from Steam and it seems most of its features doesn't support 25267.1000
I really wanted to customize TB since TranslucentTB doesn't work :(
requested a refund for now...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 9900K
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB [ 4 x 8GB ] DDR4 3600MHz CL18
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac GeForce RTX 4070 Super Trinity
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung Odyssey G7 , 32" , 2560x1440 , VA , 240Hz , 1ms
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    SSD: Samsung 980 Pro 250GB
    HDD: 2x Western Digital Blue 4TB
    PSU
    MSI MPG A1000G PCIE5
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh ARGB
    Cooling
    DeepCool Gammaxx L360 v2
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB Platinum ( MX Speed ) [ SteelSeries PrismCaps ]
    Mouse
    Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE
    Internet Speed
    16 Mb/s ‌ ‌ | ‌ ‌ 1 Mb/s
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
I just bought Start11 from Steam and it seems most of its features doesn't support 25267.1000
I really wanted to customize TB since TranslucentTB doesn't work :(
requested a refund for now...
They state quite clearly they don't support developer editions on their website. That's on you to read.


Do you support Beta \ Preview \ Developer versions of Windows?​


Last updated 22 October, 20221 min read
While we appreciate all feedback, we offer no official support for beta \ preview \ developer channel versions of Windows.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 (OS Build 22631.3593)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7
    CPU
    i7-7700k OC'd 4800 Mhz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super OC GV-N206SWF2OC-8GD
    Sound Card
    Steel Series Arctis 1 Gaming Head phones
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus ROG PG279Q Asus VE278 & Phillips 272V8
    Screen Resolution
    2560 X1440 27 Inch 165HZ Asus
    PSU
    Corsair RM750i (CP-9020082-AU) 750Watt 80Plus Gold Full Modular ATX Power Supply Unit
    Case
    Corsair CC750D (CC-9011078) Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition Black Full Tower ATX Case
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i V2 (CW-9060025-WW) Universal Hydro High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Internet Security 21.3.10.391 [j]
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 23H2 22631.2715
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS EVO 13.3" RNX9305C01AUSB
    CPU
    Intel i5-1135G7
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LED
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD
    Other Info
    https://www.thegoodguys.com.au/dell-xps-evo-133-inches-win-11-laptop-rnx9305c01ausb
They state quite clearly they don't support developer editions on their website. That's on you to read.


Do you support Beta \ Preview \ Developer versions of Windows?​


Last updated 22 October, 20221 min read
While we appreciate all feedback, we offer no official support for beta \ preview \ developer channel versions of Windows.
Yeah, I got it from Steam and I didn't notice that...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 9900K
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB [ 4 x 8GB ] DDR4 3600MHz CL18
    Graphics Card(s)
    Zotac GeForce RTX 4070 Super Trinity
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung Odyssey G7 , 32" , 2560x1440 , VA , 240Hz , 1ms
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    SSD: Samsung 980 Pro 250GB
    HDD: 2x Western Digital Blue 4TB
    PSU
    MSI MPG A1000G PCIE5
    Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh ARGB
    Cooling
    DeepCool Gammaxx L360 v2
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB Platinum ( MX Speed ) [ SteelSeries PrismCaps ]
    Mouse
    Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE
    Internet Speed
    16 Mb/s ‌ ‌ | ‌ ‌ 1 Mb/s
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
Start11 1.4.1.1 Changelog (Released: 03/07/2023)
  • Version updated to 1.4.1.1 (1.41 in UI)
  • Addresses the issue with parts of the tray not painting when in experimental center mode on Win11 22H2 Moment 2 and a further tweak to taskbar transparency being lost due to an OS bug on the same update.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Stigg's Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10900X
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE X299X DESIGNARE 10G
    Memory
    Corsair 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) CMW64GX4M4C3000C15 Vengeance RGB Pro 3000Mhz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Super Mini ITX 6 GB OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 27" FHD LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (LS27F350FHEXXY)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro Series 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    PSU
    Corsair HX1200 1200W 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 Black Solid Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black
    Keyboard
    Razer Ornata V2
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    Logitech BRIO 4k Ultra HD USB-C Webcam
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS
    CPU
    Core i7-8750H
    Motherboard
    Zephyrus M GM501GS
    Memory
    SK Hynix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) HMA82GS6CJR8N-VK 16 GB DDR4-2666 DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC294
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AU Optronics B156HAN07.1 [15.6" LCD]
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung MZVKW512HMJP-00000 512 GB, PCI-E 3.0 x4
    Samsung SSD 860 QVO 4TB 4 TB, SATA-III
    PSU
    N/A
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    N/A
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Keyboard
    PC/AT Enhanced PS2 Keyboard (101/102-Key)
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    USB2.0 HD UVC Webcam
Still no user account picture with transparency allowed :


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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC  Dual Boot  21H2 + 1809
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self-made 2013
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-2550K
    Motherboard
    Intel DH67CL
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    EmuPMX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16/9 Samsung + 4/3 iiyama
    Screen Resolution
    1360 x 768 + 1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Main SSD: Samsung 250 Gb
    Secondary HDDs: Western Digital
    (Purple 4 Tb + Blue 2 Tb) x2
    + Green 0.5 Tb
    Case
    Antec
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Mouse
    Advance
    Browser
    Chrome &  LibreWolf
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    + Portable Cleanup Utilities :

    AdwCleaner
    ZHP Cleaner (+Diag)
    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
    CCleaner
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Other Info
    Using W11 OS on customers' computers more and more often, and sometimes on my mum's new laptop.
Lots of changes since 1.4.1.1.

Start11 1.43 Changelog (Released 04/03/2023)

03/24/2023

  • UI versioned updated to 1.43 (file version 1.4.3.0)
  • Detects canary channel as insider as well
  • Brings the winkey fix from old dev channel builds over to beta channel fixes and above

03/23/2023
  • Updated localization for new strings

03/22/2023
  • File version 1.4.2.1. UI version 1.42
  • Better support for larger start buttons on KB5022913
  • Improved compatibility with touch mode taskbar on KB5022913
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the taskbar contents to shift down after a DPI change sometimes
  • Added in new UI strings to warn users about changing the taskbar size needing enhanced taskbar enabled and likewise for autohide
  • Added new size on KB5022913 called Small with wide icon spacing which is small height but pads out the buttons wider as it did on previous OSes

03/16/2023
  • Start11 UI "About" will read 1.42
  • Fix for WinX menu appearing far left when right-clicking centered Start11 menu (Windows 11 only currently)
  • Further tweaks for > 2 monitor setups
  • Adjusted small taskbar buttons to be slightly wider on 22H2 KB5022913
  • Fixed some tablet PC taskbar issues
  • Now supports wider start buttons but only when enhanced taskbar is enabled AND for primary monitor only if you have > 2 monitors
  • Fixed some search positioning issues

3/10/2023
  • Further tweaks to stop a repaint issue with icons showing under the tray icons in a very rare situation on Win11 KB5022913

03/08/2023
  • Fixes the windows menu not working right when using center mode in S11 and using search box mode on the taskbar and using enhance taskbar in S11 along with using the Windows menu vs ours.
  • Another tweak to finally sort out that taskbar, without blur, resetting to 100% solid mode "after running games" issue
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Stigg's Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10900X
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE X299X DESIGNARE 10G
    Memory
    Corsair 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) CMW64GX4M4C3000C15 Vengeance RGB Pro 3000Mhz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Super Mini ITX 6 GB OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 27" FHD LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (LS27F350FHEXXY)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro Series 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    PSU
    Corsair HX1200 1200W 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 Black Solid Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black
    Keyboard
    Razer Ornata V2
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    Logitech BRIO 4k Ultra HD USB-C Webcam
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS
    CPU
    Core i7-8750H
    Motherboard
    Zephyrus M GM501GS
    Memory
    SK Hynix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) HMA82GS6CJR8N-VK 16 GB DDR4-2666 DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC294
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AU Optronics B156HAN07.1 [15.6" LCD]
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung MZVKW512HMJP-00000 512 GB, PCI-E 3.0 x4
    Samsung SSD 860 QVO 4TB 4 TB, SATA-III
    PSU
    N/A
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    N/A
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Keyboard
    PC/AT Enhanced PS2 Keyboard (101/102-Key)
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    USB2.0 HD UVC Webcam
Start11 1.44 Changelog (05/01/2023)

Steam: TBD
04/17/2023
  • Tweaked detection of touch mode taskbar enabled devices (should fix misaligned systray issues)
  • Tweaked color of flashing taskbar button in dark more to be more visible
  • Version is 1.44 (1.4.4.0 on file version)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Stigg's Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10900X
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE X299X DESIGNARE 10G
    Memory
    Corsair 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) CMW64GX4M4C3000C15 Vengeance RGB Pro 3000Mhz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Super Mini ITX 6 GB OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 27" FHD LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (LS27F350FHEXXY)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro Series 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    PSU
    Corsair HX1200 1200W 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 Black Solid Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black
    Keyboard
    Razer Ornata V2
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    Logitech BRIO 4k Ultra HD USB-C Webcam
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS
    CPU
    Core i7-8750H
    Motherboard
    Zephyrus M GM501GS
    Memory
    SK Hynix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) HMA82GS6CJR8N-VK 16 GB DDR4-2666 DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC294
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AU Optronics B156HAN07.1 [15.6" LCD]
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung MZVKW512HMJP-00000 512 GB, PCI-E 3.0 x4
    Samsung SSD 860 QVO 4TB 4 TB, SATA-III
    PSU
    N/A
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    N/A
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Keyboard
    PC/AT Enhanced PS2 Keyboard (101/102-Key)
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    USB2.0 HD UVC Webcam
The W.11 menu does what it is meant to do and opens programs from shortcuts. Even so, I prefer to use Start 11. Here's why..

  • Rename the Start Menu icons in the main Window.
  • Icons can be divided into named sections.
  • The icons within a section can be grouped.
  • An icon size chosen for individual sections (tiny/small/medium/large/extra large/huge/absurd).
  • The 'Recommended' area is gone and icons fill the entire area.
  • Hide icon text if so wanted.
  • Create a second page of icons.
Just a better presentation all round in my opinion. The only minor annoyance is that my name doesn't quite fit in to box at the bottom. But still, with a surname like 'Phtangphatangbiscuitbarrellolez' I suppose this is to be expected. :-)

I haven't tried any other Start Menu alternatives for a while and they might be just as good for all I know. But still, I've spent a few £'s on Start 11 and will use that. Happy enough.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP QHD AiO
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel i7-1.70 GHz
    Motherboard
    89E9 0100
    Memory
    16.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics - Nvidia GeForce MX450
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 27" QHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD (OS and programs) - 1TB HDD (Storage)
    Browser
    Edge
I forgot. A custom images can be used for icons.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP QHD AiO
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel i7-1.70 GHz
    Motherboard
    89E9 0100
    Memory
    16.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics - Nvidia GeForce MX450
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 27" QHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD (OS and programs) - 1TB HDD (Storage)
    Browser
    Edge

Start11 1.4.5.2 changelog:


WinKey handling on the very latest Win11 builds improved so if the user is using Explorer patcher or using the right WinKey it will now support those. Note: Elevated apps in the foreground are currently not supported. Further investigation is required to support these.

A further tweak to how the touch taskbar is detected on Win11

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 12900KF
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
    Memory
    Corsair 64GB DDR5 Vengeance C40 5200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG Strix OC 24GB
    Sound Card
    OnBoard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer Predator XB323UGP 32" QHD G-SYNC-C 144Hz 1MS IPS LED
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1x Samsung 980 Pro Series Gen4 250GB M.2 NVMe
    1x Samsung 980 Pro Series Gen4 500GB M.2 NVMe
    2x Samsung 980 Pro Series Gen4 2TB M.2 NVMe
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200i 1200W 80PLUS Titanium Modular
    Case
    Corsair 4000D Black Case w/ Tempered Glass Side Panel
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12A Chromax Black CPU Cooler, 4x Noctua 120mm Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK545
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    Fixed Wireless 150mbps/75mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
    Other Info
    Thrustmaster TS-PC RACER
    Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals with the Load Cell Kit
    Yamaha Amp with Bose Speakers

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 12900KF
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
    Memory
    Corsair 64GB DDR5 Vengeance C40 5200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG Strix OC 24GB
    Sound Card
    OnBoard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer Predator XB323UGP 32" QHD G-SYNC-C 144Hz 1MS IPS LED
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1x Samsung 980 Pro Series Gen4 250GB M.2 NVMe
    1x Samsung 980 Pro Series Gen4 500GB M.2 NVMe
    2x Samsung 980 Pro Series Gen4 2TB M.2 NVMe
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200i 1200W 80PLUS Titanium Modular
    Case
    Corsair 4000D Black Case w/ Tempered Glass Side Panel
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12A Chromax Black CPU Cooler, 4x Noctua 120mm Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK545
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    Fixed Wireless 150mbps/75mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
    Other Info
    Thrustmaster TS-PC RACER
    Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals with the Load Cell Kit
    Yamaha Amp with Bose Speakers
The version I can download over my account @ stardock is the Beta version of v1.4.6.0 (which I already installed).

The normal download still is v1.4.5.2.
May be it still has to come...

Right-click on the taskbar button now offers Close Window instead of Close All Windows on Windows 11
That is really very convenient if you use 'never combine'!(y)
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Build by vendor to my specs
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO B550M-P Gen3
    Memory
    Kingston FURY Beast 2x16GB DIMM DDR4 2666 CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GT 730 2GB LP V1
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S24E450F 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD Kingston NV2 - 500 GB
    2. SSD-SATA Crucial MX500-2TB
    PSU
    Corsair CV650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Silencio S400
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper H412R
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream (wired, scissor keys)
    Mouse
    Asus WT465 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    70 Mbps down / 80 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox 115.7.0 ESR
    Antivirus
    F-secure via Internet provider
    Other Info
    Oracle VirtualBox 7 for testing software on Win 10 or 11
Start11 v1.4.6.0

NEW
: Right-click on the taskbar button now offers Close Window instead of Close All Windows on Windows 11

I had "Close Window" prior to installing 1.46.
I've never seen "Close All Windows".
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Stigg's Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-10900X
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE X299X DESIGNARE 10G
    Memory
    Corsair 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) CMW64GX4M4C3000C15 Vengeance RGB Pro 3000Mhz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660 Super Mini ITX 6 GB OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 27" FHD LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (LS27F350FHEXXY)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro Series 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe SSD
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    Western Digital Red Pro WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0 8 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III
    PSU
    Corsair HX1200 1200W 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 Black Solid Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black
    Keyboard
    Razer Ornata V2
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    Logitech BRIO 4k Ultra HD USB-C Webcam
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501GS
    CPU
    Core i7-8750H
    Motherboard
    Zephyrus M GM501GS
    Memory
    SK Hynix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) HMA82GS6CJR8N-VK 16 GB DDR4-2666 DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC294
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AU Optronics B156HAN07.1 [15.6" LCD]
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung MZVKW512HMJP-00000 512 GB, PCI-E 3.0 x4
    Samsung SSD 860 QVO 4TB 4 TB, SATA-III
    PSU
    N/A
    Case
    N/A
    Cooling
    N/A
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Essential
    Keyboard
    PC/AT Enhanced PS2 Keyboard (101/102-Key)
    Internet Speed
    FTTN 100Mbps / 40Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    N/A
    Other Info
    USB2.0 HD UVC Webcam
I've never seen "Close All Windows"
That only was visible when you opened more than two windows of the same program, e.g. two open windows of file explorer.
If only one window opened there would indeed be "Close window" (in my system an my VirtualBox systems).
But 1.4.6.0. has solved that now so why still bother about what was before? ;-)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Build by vendor to my specs
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO B550M-P Gen3
    Memory
    Kingston FURY Beast 2x16GB DIMM DDR4 2666 CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GT 730 2GB LP V1
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S24E450F 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1. SSD Kingston NV2 - 500 GB
    2. SSD-SATA Crucial MX500-2TB
    PSU
    Corsair CV650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Silencio S400
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper H412R
    Keyboard
    Cherry Stream (wired, scissor keys)
    Mouse
    Asus WT465 (wireless)
    Internet Speed
    70 Mbps down / 80 Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox 115.7.0 ESR
    Antivirus
    F-secure via Internet provider
    Other Info
    Oracle VirtualBox 7 for testing software on Win 10 or 11

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