Start11 v1.1 Enters Beta

Thursday, January 6, 2022 by redskittlesonly | Discussion: Start News

Start11 v1.1 Enters Beta
 
Start11 users can expect to get the newest update to Start11 in the coming weeks, but if you can't wait, you can get into the opt-in beta now. Start11 is a program that allows users to customize the Windows® Start menu and taskbar and allows users to restore the Start menu to appear as it does in previous versions of Windows while customizing and enhancing its functionality.
 
New Features Coming to v1.1:
  • Win10/Win11 styles now support folders. By dragging an icon over another icon while holding down the shift key, a folder will be created in the menu.
  • Win10/Win11 styles now offer a right-click Icon submenu that lets you easily change the app icon that appears in the Start menu.
  • On the very first run of Start11 on a Win10 install, the existing Win10 menu will be imported for the Win10 style including folders.
  • Enhanced support for Fences integration makes it easier to add your fences directly to your Start menu.
  • Ability to lock icon positions in win10/11 menus.


Fixes \ Changes

  • Fixed issue with recent apps list having a network location in it which is not accessible causing Win11 menu to appear blank for a prolonged period.
  • Mouseover correctly shows on Win10 tiles now when they use a tile image.
  • Surplus line at the bottom of the W7/Modern styles when in nonrounded mode resolved.
  • Tweaks to experimental tile and Universal app icon loading to better handle apps with different icons for light/dark mode.
  • Added refresh icons option to Win10/11 menus to refresh icons should the user have changed icons via a tile editing app or due to OS icon cache changes.
  • Reduced gap between groups on Win11 menu when icon sizes are smaller vs having a fixed size.
  • Added option to Win11 style to load up tile images.
  • Fixes for issues found by QA before Christmas.
  • A fix for open file location not working for all shortcuts for one user.
  • You can now rearrange Fences groups and set icon size (win10 style) and it gets saved.
  • Also added option to lock icon positions in win10/11 menus (right-click menu).
  • Fixed folder group icons being the wrong size sometimes for Win11 menu style.
  • Stopped you from being able to drag icons into Fences group from the Win10 menu all apps list.
  • This fixes some crashes with some edge cases
  • Makes search add priority to items you have pinned.
  • Auto pins and unpins things when you use the OS pin to start option (may take a few seconds) plus unpins from OS menu if you unpin from S11 (Win10/11 menus only).
  • Adds in option to show Fences on the S11 Win10/11 menus.
  • Improves performance of folder expansion animation and fixes deadlock potential issue with that.
  • Removes items pinned when the user uninstalls the app (Universal apps ONLY - Win10/11 menu only too).
  • Fixes for some issues with the new folder groups such as not deleting when the last item was removed.
  • Fixes for not scaling the mini icons with icon scaling options.
  • Fixed missing icons for Minesweeper.
  • Made it insert new group in Win10 mode in the right column if one is missing.
  • Fixed too small icons on Win11 menu all apps list.
     
     
pelaird
Reply #1 Thursday, January 6, 2022 3:08 PM

Great Work! These options make customizing the Start Menu near perfect.

  • Added refresh icons option to Win10/11 menus to refresh icons should the user have changed icons via a tile editing app or due to OS icon cache changes.
    • No more restarting Windows Explorer to effect the changes made in the editing app.
  • Win10/Win11 styles now offer a right-click Icon submenu that lets you easily change the app icon that appears in the Start menu.
    • Ability to bypass tile editing app.
    • Ability to customize "package apps" icons.
  • I don't use folders on the Start Menu, but this option is appreciated.

Thank you

JanOscar
Reply #2 Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:45 PM

Yes! I don't know what you did, but you did it! @sdRohan: Folder portals now works on the one external drive that previously locked down Feces permanently. And I see an improvement in overall performance too. Much smoother experience. Thanks for the good work!

PhoenixRising1
Reply #3 Thursday, January 6, 2022 6:27 PM

Custom tiles / icons has never been easier to do. Most images can become app icons. A must have release.

evdev
Reply #4 Thursday, January 6, 2022 8:17 PM

These look like a great updates, where would one opt-in to the beta is that done in Start11 Options or stardock site? Would love to test drive

JanOscar
Reply #5 Thursday, January 6, 2022 8:49 PM

evdev

These look like a great updates, where would one opt-in to the beta is that done in Start11 Options or stardock site? Would love to test drive
I think the beta test is available from your Stardock account page if you're an Object Desktop subscriber or have purchased Fences 3. Have a look : Link

Andykovalevskiy
Reply #6 Friday, January 7, 2022 7:04 AM

Very small icon... 

In the previous version it was normal

How to remove "new"? In the original menu "new" deleted.
The launch of the programs does not delete how it should be ...

mousegolf
Reply #7 Friday, January 7, 2022 9:54 PM

Quick Launch Area is not addressed in this update.  QLA is everything for those of us who started using it years ago.

TIA  

Andykovalevskiy
Reply #8 Saturday, January 8, 2022 3:23 AM

I didn't quite understand what you wrote .... The inscription 'new' is not deleted. In the original menu, the inscription 'new' was deleted when the program starts from this menu. It does not work here. This inscription is constantly. So should not be. Someone doesn't care. But it would be better if this inscription was removed....

The program is good. Just there are minor problems

Taomyn
Reply #9 Saturday, January 8, 2022 7:23 AM

Loving the new force expand icon size for tiles in Win10 mode, but would be nice for the option to use another icon could also use icons from .exe and .dll files like the normal icon chooser in properties. I find that sometimes the apps own icon doesn't show very well and I can see what I want from another application.

Great improvements all round   

Andykovalevskiy
Reply #10 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 5:51 AM

The size of the icons below corrected ... Thank you

RacBach
Reply #11 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 8:29 AM

How do we opt in to Beta updates pls? Can't find the option in the app

JanOscar
Reply #12 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:10 AM

RacBach

How do we opt in to Beta updates pls? Can't find the option in the app
Reply #5

RacBach
Reply #13 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:37 AM

sorry, missed it

Clearwave21
Reply #14 Friday, January 21, 2022 1:52 AM

will there be apple m1 Arm compatibility soon ?

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