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Stardock Start11 1.4.2 Beta/ 1.4.11

Stardock Start11 1.4.2 Beta/ 1.4.11
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Stardock Start11 application allows you to restore the Classic Start Menu in Windows 10/11. Replace the Start menu with a classic version. This Windows 7-style look is a comfortable return to the form and function you expect.

You can also customize the layout of the Start menu, adjust its size and location, tweak icons and more. Choose your favorite color for the Start menu and enjoy custom textures for your taskbar. An array of bundled images and textures let you personalize your PC.

In addition to the Start menu, using Stardock Start11 you can customize the Taskbar, including adjusting transparency, adding textures and more. Other options include tweaking Search, integration with other product from Stardock – such as Fences – and tweaking the mouse button and keyboard shortcuts.

Quick and convenient access to search means your desktop applications and new Universal applications are always accessible. If you are running with multiple monitors, you can add a Start menu to the secondary taskbar for always at hand access.


  • Choose from several Start menu layouts
  • Works on Windows 10/11
  • Integrate Stardock’s “Fences” into the Start Menu
  • Quickly access search on your desktop
  • Add color / texture to the Start menu and taskbar

What’s coming to Stardock Start11:

  • Significantly faster search / detailed search results
  • Improved search results with new search engine
  • Perform simple math problems in the search box
  • Additional style options
  • Enhanced productivity features
  • Improved configurability of Windows 7 / Modern modes

Changes in Stardock Start11 1.4.11:

  • Version updated to (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.

Changes in Stardock Start11 1.39.1:

  • Fix for improper clock location on secondary monitors
  • Fix for start menu being solid when it should not be which may have been new in 1.36+,
  • Fix for a switching issue between tablet mode and non-tablet mode with Windows Insider taskbar on a tablet
  • Fix for flashing taskbar buttons being bright red. Now, it will match Win11 colors.

Changes in Stardock Start11 1.36:

  • Numerous bug fixes, compatibility updates for using with other Stardock products, and a couple of optimizations on startup.

Changes in Stardock Start11 1.30:

  • Implemented new functionality for replacing your Start menu icon when centered. As well as an option for ungrouping your icons when centered, too. This means that you can have complete control over your taskbar and ungrouping experience with Start11.

Changes in Stardock Start11 1.24:

  • 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

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System Requirements: Windows 10, 11.

Languages included: English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish