Start11 v1.2 is Now Available

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by Tatiora | Discussion: Start News

Take Control of your Windows11 Taskbar with Start11 v1.2
Learn more about Start11 at www.stardock.com

Start11 v1.2

Stardock released v1.2 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 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 v1.2 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


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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foxgguy2001
Reply #1 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 1:24 PM

Absolutely loving it, starting to feel like home again!
https://i.imgur.com/YbBzJOb.png

Really loving that icon .png's can have transparency!  Nice touch!

 

David.
Reply #2 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 3:46 PM

Hello, i have a problem with this version 1.2. 

I have installed the 1.2 update and when I click on the start menu, it does not work and does not open the menu. Please help me.

I have Windows 11. Version: 21H2. Version of the OS: 22000.527

Where can I download the previous version? This doesn't work for me.

TPScroggins
Reply #3 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 3:51 PM

[quote who="David." reply="2" id="3845737"]
Hello, i have a problem with this version 1.2. 

I have installed the 1.2 update and when I click on the start menu, it does not work and does not open the menu. Please help me.

I have Windows 11. Version: 21H2. Version of the OS: 22000.527

Where can I download the previous version? This doesn't work for me.
[/quote]

Hello,

Did you reboot after installing?

Paul Scroggins
Associate Technical Support Analyst

David.
Reply #4 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 3:52 PM

Yes, I have restarted my computer at least 3 times and the problem continues.

TPScroggins
Reply #5 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 3:55 PM

Please try an uninstall/reinstall and see if that fixes your issues.

 

If that does not work, please try a purge and reinstall:

https://forums.stardock.com/505872/start11-support-faq#reinstalling

Paul Scroggins
Associate Technical Support Analyst

PhoenixRising1
Reply #6 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 3:56 PM

[quote who="David." reply="4" id="3845740"]
Yes, I have restarted my computer at least 3 times and the problem continues.
[/quote]

I would uninstall start 11 and then reinstall it through your  "my download" link in your profile. It sounds like something didn't install correctly.

Neil Banfield
Reply #7 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 3:58 PM

Be warned a purge WILL delete your settings!

Few questions (sorry)

1) Does pressing the Windows key work?

2) Are you using a custom start button image?

3) Is your start button set to centred or left aligned?

4) Are you using a mouse or a pen or touch to click on it?

5) How many monitors do you have?

6) If > 1 what is the layout?

Sorry for lots of questions, but we would like to fix this for you.

Neil Banfield
Reply #8 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:12 PM

Also what AV package are you using?

David.
Reply #9 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:15 PM

I have found what was causing the problem.

When I just installed Stardock and I get the screenshot attached to this message and I click "Yes" that's what causes the problem and when you press the start button, the menu appears below/outside from the screen.

 

Screenshot: 

Capture

Neil Banfield
Reply #10 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:25 PM

[quote who="David." reply="9" id="3845767"]
I have found what was causing the problem.

When I just installed Stardock and I get the screenshot attached to this message and I click "Yes" that's what causes the problem and when you press the start button, the menu appears below/outside from the screen.

 

Screenshot: 

Capture
[/quote]

I am a little unclear on what you mean by the menu appears below / outside the screen?

Do you mean the start menu and if so where is it appearing exactly?

David.
Reply #11 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:52 PM

Neil Banfield

[quote who="David." reply="9" id="3845767"]
I have found what was causing the problem.

When I just installed Stardock and I get the screenshot attached to this message and I click "Yes" that's what causes the problem and when you press the start button, the menu appears below/outside from the screen.

 

Screenshot: 

Capture


I am a little unclear on what you mean by the menu appears below / outside the screen?

Do you mean the start menu and if so where is it appearing exactly?
[/quote]

When you click on the start button, the start menu should open, right? Ok, because it doesn't open correctly and it looks like it's under the monitor or outside of it. Only a piece of start menu frame is visible.

You can see the upper right corner of the start menu in the area that I leave in the screenshot of this message. I'm sorry but I don't know how to explain myself better. I have updated the menu on my laptop and the same error also happens if you click "Yes" to the screenshot of my previous message.

 

Capture2

That's where the red arrow is where a piece of the top right start menu frame appears. It doesn't open properly. I'm sorry but I can't explain better. If other users have the same thing, wait for them to tell you that they have the same error as me. I already told you where the error comes from. 

Neil Banfield
Reply #12 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:57 PM

[quote who="David." reply="11" id="3845791"]

Quoting Neil Banfield,

[quote who="David." reply="9" id="3845767"]
I have found what was causing the problem.

When I just installed Stardock and I get the screenshot attached to this message and I click "Yes" that's what causes the problem and when you press the start button, the menu appears below/outside from the screen.

 

Screenshot: 

Capture



I am a little unclear on what you mean by the menu appears below / outside the screen?

Do you mean the start menu and if so where is it appearing exactly?
[/quote]

When you click on the start button, the start menu should open, right? Ok, because it doesn't open correctly and it looks like it's under the monitor or outside of it. Only a piece of start menu frame is visible.

You can see the upper right corner of the start menu in the area that I leave in the screenshot of this message. I'm sorry but I don't know how to explain myself better. I have updated the menu on my laptop and the same error also happens if you click "Yes" to the screenshot of my previous message.

 

Capture2

That's where the red arrow is where a piece of the top right start menu frame appears. It doesn't open properly. I'm sorry but I can't explain better. If other users have the same thing, wait for them to tell you that they have the same error as me. I already told you where the error comes from. 
[/quote]

Given it happens on two machines for you, are you able to let us know what other products are running on those machines?  There must be something in common thats triggering it.

I assume you are not using ObjectDock?

David.
Reply #13 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:04 PM

Neil Banfield

[quote who="David." reply="11" id="3845791"]





Quoting Neil Banfield,



[quote who="David." reply="9" id="3845767"]
I have found what was causing the problem.

When I just installed Stardock and I get the screenshot attached to this message and I click "Yes" that's what causes the problem and when you press the start button, the menu appears below/outside from the screen.

 

Screenshot: 

Capture




I am a little unclear on what you mean by the menu appears below / outside the screen?

Do you mean the start menu and if so where is it appearing exactly?



When you click on the start button, the start menu should open, right? Ok, because it doesn't open correctly and it looks like it's under the monitor or outside of it. Only a piece of start menu frame is visible.

You can see the upper right corner of the start menu in the area that I leave in the screenshot of this message. I'm sorry but I don't know how to explain myself better. I have updated the menu on my laptop and the same error also happens if you click "Yes" to the screenshot of my previous message.

 

Capture2

That's where the red arrow is where a piece of the top right start menu frame appears. It doesn't open properly. I'm sorry but I can't explain better. If other users have the same thing, wait for them to tell you that they have the same error as me. I already told you where the error comes from. 
[/quote]

Given it happens on two machines for you, are you able to let us know what other products are running on those machines?  There must be something in common thats triggering it.

I assume you are not using ObjectDock?
[/quote]

 

No, I am only using the Stardock Start11 menu.

Mike3dfx
Reply #14 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:17 PM

HI!!!, I'm new to this great product, I just installed the 1.2 version released today and I'm seeing the same bug that I saw on the latest beta, I use auto- hide task bar and dual monitors... when I move the mouse cursor to the bottom of the monitor to show the Task bar, sometimes it appears moved to a third of it's size or something... I managed to capture the bug.. please help.. keep up the great work!!!

 


stinkfoot9
Reply #15 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:17 PM

Hello appreciate the update but there are some key things missing.

 

1. The drag and drop feature is most welcomed BUT it does not apply to the Show desktop button in the corner.

I have a program in place already to enable drag and drop to the taskbar and corner show desktop so this new update does not replace my program.

 

2. I love the taksbar running tabs larger expanded showing the text BUT wish there was a way to enable a (X) Close button in the corners like i believe some older windows had.

 

3. It would be nice to have the taskbar pinned icons sitting next to the system tray and opening tabs to the left. But i might be asking too much.

 

Right now dont really see the point of the update for me anyway without these features.

 

Is there some place else i should be posting these suggestions?

Neil Banfield
Reply #16 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:46 PM

stinkfoot9

Hello appreciate the update but there are some key things missing.

 

1. The drag and drop feature is most welcomed BUT it does not apply to the Show desktop button in the corner.

I have a program in place already to enable drag and drop to the taskbar and corner show desktop so this new update does not replace my program.

 

2. I love the taksbar running tabs larger expanded showing the text BUT wish there was a way to enable a (X) Close button in the corners like i believe some older windows had.

 

3. It would be nice to have the taskbar pinned icons sitting next to the system tray and opening tabs to the left. But i might be asking too much.

 

Right now dont really see the point of the update for me anyway without these features.

 

Is there some place else i should be posting these suggestions?

I am not aware of any version of Windows which had a close button in the corner of taskbar buttons. That said it is an interesting idea and a UI element used for tabs so worth considering.

We were not aware of dragging to the show desktop button doing anything hence why it doesn't do anything you want.  It might be fairly simple to add that in, though newer versions of Windows may complicate that a little due to changes in the OS.

sergeyplus
Reply #17 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:12 PM

The beta version didn't support toolbars in the taskbar (for example a very useful BatteryBar) and the MS weather widget. Does the new 1.2 version support these?

I boght the Start11 but I'm using the other taskbar app that has both of these (together with ungrouping taskbar items), but I'd like to switch to Start11 when it supports toolbars and MS weather widget.

stinkfoot9
Reply #18 Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:24 PM

Yeah win10 and before had the drag and drop to taskbar and corner show desktop WHICH IS INCREDIBLY USEFUL

 

Regarding the close (x) i may be remembering wrong

 

Also is there a way to have open windows move to the far right when open?

it is sort of odd to have a open tab with text then a closed window without text.

 

alanrcooke
Reply #19 Thursday, April 7, 2022 3:34 AM

Unusable for me.  Virtually nothing works as it should.  I created a Fence but it's non-working,  I created 2 groups (one by accident) which are unusable and cannot be removed.  None of the Apps open when clicking on them.  All very odd.

 

mmclaugh
Reply #20 Friday, April 29, 2022 6:07 PM

I believe the "X" is on the thumbnail preview popups when you hover over top of a taskbar item

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