Stardock, the company behind the Start menu replacements for Windows 8 and Windows 10, recently released Start11. Likewise, the Start11 app allows users to customize the Start menu on Windows 11. The program is currently in the beta phase, and you can get it from Stardock’s website.
Windows 11’s Start menu went under a complete design overhaul with its launch. Hence, it’s only fair that a part of users dislike it. “This first beta is designed to regain some of the lost functionality in the current Windows 11 Start menu,” said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock.
Bring back the Classic Start Menu
The Start11 Beta is compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 11, which are currently available as a preview in the Insider channels. “Start11 will be extending this to support a host of new Start menu ideas such as the concept of pages, tabs, minimalism, and features for our enterprise customers,” explains Wardell. Thus, we can expect more features to come to the app shortly.
When it comes to functionality, the previous version, namely Start10, aimed to bring back the Windows 7 Start menu to Windows 10. Hence, Start11 brings about Windows 10’s Classic Start Menu to Windows 11 and more.
You can go and purchase the Start11 app for $5 (or ₹461.99) from their website today. The app offers to bring back the Windows 7 Classic Start menu and more customizations to make the new Start menu feel more modern and adapt conceptual features.
If Stardock really pulls off the idea of implementing conceptual features that make the Start menu look modern, it will be a worthy purchase. Since there aren’t many useful customizing tools for Windows, Start11 can surely find a place in the list.
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