Stardock has announced the release of Start11, its Start menu replacement for Windows 11 and Windows 10. The official release follows several beta and release candidate builds.
“Since Microsoft first announced Windows 11, we have been working to optimize Start11 for the new operating system,” Stardock CEO Brad Wardell says. “We make it easy for users to customize nearly every detail of their PC experience, including being able to choose from several new Start menu layouts and repositioning the taskbar, among many other things.”
As you may know, Start11 allows Windows users to fully customize the Start menu and, if desired, make it look and work like the Start menus from previous Windows versions. Some notable changes since the last release candidate include:
Center the start menu on Windows 10. You can now use a Windows 11-style Start menu in Windows 10, including the ability to center it on the taskbar.
Improved pinning. You can now pin files, folders, and drives directly to the Start menu for quick access.
Hide search. You can now hide the search bar in the Windows 11-style menu.
Full-screen mode. You can now enable a full-screen Start menu using the Windows 10 and 11 menu styles.
Tile improvements. You can now change the color of individual tiles in the Windows 10-style menu.
And more is coming soon: Stardock says that it is working to enable new taskbar items in a future release.
Start11 costs just $5.99. You can learn more about Start11 from the Stardock website or via this video overview.