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Start11 v1.2 Beta is Now Available
Learn more about Start11 at www.stardock.com

Start11 v1.2

Stardock released v1.2 beta of Start11 today. Start11 is a program that allows users to customize the Windows® Start menu and taskbar for Windows 10 and 11 and can make the Start menu appear as it did in previous versions of Windows, enhancing the experience with new features and functionality. 

Start11 v1.2 beta focuses specifically on enhancing the Windows 11 experience by re-building the taskbar from the ground up to add new functionality. With this release, users will be able to ungroup items on their taskbar with their windows centered or left-aligned.  

Start11 v1.2
Start11 v1.2

“The new taskbar features are designed to deliver functionality from previous versions of Windows but make them look and feel native to Windows 11,” said Brad Sams, VP and General Manager of Stardock Software. “With our new taskbar experience, we have created a foundation for bringing additional functionality to Windows 11 to further our mission to make Windows more personal and productive.” 

The enhanced multi-monitor support in the v1.2 beta allows the user to define window grouping for primary and secondary monitors so that the user can dial-in the perfect taskbar experience. Users will also be able to re-size the taskbar, allowing them to increase its height to make it easier to see all the windows on their taskbar.

Start11 v1.2
Start11 v1.2

To download the beta, you can login to your Stardock account, where the beta is available in the software section.  

Don't have Start11 yet?
Start11 
is now available starting at $5.99 through Stardock with
upgrade pricing for users of Start8 and Start10
. 
It is also included in the Object Desktop suite.


For more information, visit the Start11 page here or visit www.stardock.com


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on Mar 16, 2022

I ended up using another Start replacement that fixed my major issues which were:

  1. pinning the taskbar to the side of the screen
  2. restoring the functions in the right click context window that got hid in 11

Please implement these into your next build so I can come back to Stardock!

on Mar 16, 2022

Im logged in and still cant find the beta?

 

Never mind.  Found it.

on Mar 16, 2022

I ended up at another solution as well, but if you could implement adding toolbars like Windows used to allow for, I 'd come back. Adding recent docs to a right click of an item in the toolbar would make it even better.

on Mar 16, 2022

Installed the Start11 beta and it wiped out my previous Start11 settings (transparency, size, etc.) and could not get them back.  Uninstalled, rebooted and reinstalled non-beta and now NO SETTINGS work.  How do I fix this shitshow?

on Mar 16, 2022

trevorw

Installed the Start11 beta and it wiped out my previous Start11 settings (transparency, size, etc.) and could not get them back.  Uninstalled, rebooted and reinstalled non-beta and now NO SETTINGS work.  How do I fix this shitshow?

Did you uninstall the previous version of Start11 before installing the beta?  I ask as the only way for settings to be lost should be for you to uninstall Start11 and pick the option to delete your user settings too.

With regards to it not working with the non beta, I would suspect the product is not starting up.  The most likely explanation for that would be an antivirus blocking the service install but it may be better posting in the support forum for someone from support to provide direct assistance.

on Mar 16, 2022

Just an interesting note:  When I first launched MS Outlook from the taskbar the icon shifted to the right about 1/4 of the icon space!  When I clicked on the Outlook taskbar icon twice (hid and then unhid outlook) the icon centered itself on the taskbar properly.

on Mar 16, 2022

Just installed the beta.  This is so great!  I'm on W11 and LOVE having my separate, not-combined taskbar items back!!!!

on Mar 16, 2022

Installed over the previous version...and don't remember if it asked to delete settings  

on Mar 16, 2022

Is there a way to go back to the non beta? it is having many issues on my computer. The issues I had were the taskbar would cut off the time and date, after closing a game using Nvidia DLSS the taskbar would be about 6 centimeters below the top (I have it placed at the top) the weather icon (the windows widgets application) would be half cut off.

on Mar 16, 2022

wondersquid666

Is there a way to go back to the non beta? it is having many issues on my computer.

You can download the non beta from your account.

Please do make sure to report the issues you had if you have not so we can investigate.

on Mar 16, 2022

Can you also add an option to never group but also never show labels? Even programs with just one window are now showing labels.

Because of all the labels It looks messy, not all programs fit on the taskbar and I cannot use my muscle memory because programs move a substantial amount to the left or tight when labels are shown/hidden. 

 

Ungrouped icons-only is all I need. Please add this.

 

 

on Mar 16, 2022

Feature request: Restoring the taskbar jumplist from Windows 7/8, the immersive jumplist are too big(not sure if thats the right word but i'm sure you know what I mean.)  The jumplist were more theme/skin friendly and compact.

on Mar 16, 2022

Hi

At last, not combining apps!  2 things:

1. Can we get an option to not combine the apps, but not show the text - show icons only?
This really fills up the task bar

2. Bug.
I have many icons pinned to the taskbar, but when a few apps are open now, Start11 hides them, even of the app is open and being used.

Apps hidden - only see some of them
 

Closed 2 apps - now see all the apps I have pinned to my taskbar even the ones that are open. I should be able to access them all

on Mar 16, 2022

Installed the beta because I'm super excited about not combing taskbar buttons.

Problem though.  When I enabled taskbar enhancements, it wanted me to restart explorer, so I did using your restart-explorer button.  That left me with a completely blank white screen.  I had to reboot to get things working again.  Everything seems fine now, and best of all taskbar buttons are not combined.  Hurray!

on Mar 17, 2022

So it would seem from the above posts that we should uninstall our non beta start 11 first, and then install the beta - is that correct?

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