Releasing Start11 1.36

Lots of bugs squashed

Thursday, December 8, 2022 by BradSams | Discussion: Stardock Blog

Today we released Start11 v1.36, which brings with it numerous bug fixes, compatibility updates for using with other Stardock products, and a couple of optimizations on startup. You can download the update now from your Stardock account, or by going to "about" inside the application and checking for updates.

In this release (you can read the entire changelog here), we focused on squashing many of the bugs that have been reported, as well as enhancing compatibility with WindowBlinds 11. For those who are applying the various styles that WindowBlinds provides out of the box, you will find a more consistent experience when using both of the applications in tandem.

Along with the bug fixes, we have made enhancements to the startup process for Start11 that should resolve any visual impairments experienced after a reboot. There are also quite a few tweaks to how various assets are displayed when using either light or dark mode with Windows 11.

Our goal with v1.35 was to focus on direct user feedback regarding where the app needed improvement. An application like Start11 has an almost unlimited number of deployment scenarios, and while we do test and validate our products before shipping, there will also be edge cases that may not show up in our reviews.

We always value the feedback of our customers and if you have suggestions about features we should add to Start11, make sure to let us know in our forums or the comments below.

Michael Pallett
Reply #1 Thursday, December 8, 2022 6:37 PM

I really like Start 11 - so no complaints here.

There is an enhancement that I think many would appreciate.  I operate from anywhere from 3 to 5 monitors.  When I start an application from any particular monitor, wouldn't it be great if the application started on that monitor instead of the last monitor that I used it on?

While I have not searched extensively for ways to do this, I thought it would be a natural fit for Start 11.

Keep up the great work!

Michael Pallett

lexastra
Reply #2 Friday, December 9, 2022 7:41 AM

Thanks for the release! But the fix of 22H2's taskbar 1pixel line is gone. Must use RoundedTB again on top of the Start11.

maurodio
Reply #3 Tuesday, December 13, 2022 7:46 AM

It looks like you guys mistyped the version number from 1.36 to 1.3.6.0.

You might ask: "why do you care?"

I do care because I use winget-cli on Windows 11 and now Start11 is stuck in the update queue because it thinks the latest version is older than the one available on winget (1.31).
So now I can't update all my software with a single command without having Start11 to reinstall every single time.

Either you remove it from winget or you fix the bug, please!

 

Thanks.

Neil Banfield
Reply #4 Tuesday, December 13, 2022 8:48 AM

maurodio

It looks like you guys mistyped the version number from 1.36 to 1.3.6.0.

You might ask: "why do you care?"

I do care because I use winget-cli on Windows 11 and now Start11 is stuck in the update queue because it thinks the latest version is older than the one available on winget (1.31).
So now I can't update all my software with a single command without having Start11 to reinstall every single time.

Either you remove it from winget or you fix the bug, please!

 

Thanks.

1.3.6.0 would be the correct number for the product for the version info block.

sdRohan
Reply #5 Tuesday, December 13, 2022 9:07 AM

maurodio

It looks like you guys mistyped the version number from 1.36 to 1.3.6.0.

1.3.6.0 is the correct version number for both the installer:

And the Start11Config.exe

Sean Drohan
Stardock Product Lifecycle Manager

maurodio
Reply #6 Tuesday, December 13, 2022 9:16 AM

OK so it looks like a "boolean" situation here.

If this version number is correct, all the previous were incorrect. Hence the bug on winget.

Who's maintaining that package then?

sdRohan
Reply #7 Tuesday, December 13, 2022 9:38 AM

maurodio

Who's maintaining that package then?

It has been done by the community, not us.

Sean Drohan
Stardock Product Lifecycle Manager

SimplexDesigns
Reply #8 Wednesday, December 14, 2022 9:27 PM

I know this is probably the wrong place to ask for a feature, I just did not want to clutter the forums about it.

Any chance for an older style option for the windows 10 option. Back in the early days of windows 10 when they went back from a start screen to a start menu, for a short time in a few builds we had what was a mixture of the left side of windows 7 style and the right side tiles 10 style. This would be a super cool option to have in future versions of start 11. I know it might be to much to ask for but that menu was the best version of the windows 10 start menu. It had the jumplist on the left side like how it functioned on windows 7 but had the modern tiles for pinned apps on the right. We lost the jumplist when when axed this version of the start menu.

fleps
Reply #9 Tuesday, January 31, 2023 12:47 PM

Hello. Love Star 11, but I do have some suggestions / requests  and even a small issue I noticed.

Where is the best place to give suggestions and report issues?

 

Thanks

DrJBHL
Reply #10 Tuesday, January 31, 2023 2:14 PM

fleps

Hello. Love Star 11, but I do have some suggestions / requests  and even a small issue I noticed.

Where is the best place to give suggestions and report issues?

 

Thanks

Here if you're referring to version 1.38 beta: https://forums.stardock.com/516511/page/2/#3876679

Here if you're referring to version 1.36: https://forums.stardock.com/515842/page/4/#3876465

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