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  1. Stardock released v1.22 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. This is a minor release, but at the same time it does bring a couple of new features to be aware of, the full changelog is below: If you are using Edge, your tabs will now show in search results Search results now prioritize frequently used apps/content Added additional language support Option for seconds on clock to Start11 configuration screen (taskbar) for dev and beta channel only Lots of bug fixes As you may have noticed, aside from now displaying opened Tabs in Edge in Start menu search results, it is also now possible to enable seconds on the Taskbar system tray clock. However, as pointed out by Brad Sams, VP and General Manager of Software at Stardock, seconds can only be turned on for builds in the Beta or Dev Channel, so unfortunately it will not work in the current generally available Windows 11 release. The main Start11 v1.2 release focused 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 is currently available for $5.99. There is an upgrade option for users of Start8 and Start10, it is also included with Object Desktop. For more information, visit www.stardock.com. You can view the full press release and changelog for Start 1.22 here. Object Desktop includes programs such as Fences, Start10, Groupy, SoundPackager, DeskScapes, and Multiplicity. Disclaimer: Neowin's relationship to Stardock Start11 1.22 brings back seconds to Windows 11 Clock, and Edge tabs in Start menu search
  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. “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. Changelog (since v1.2 beta): Ungroup icons but remove text (image six in the asset folder) Option to turn off taskbar animations Ctrl + clicking grouped taskbar button now cycles through the open windows Start11 Config app now supports Mica Dozens of bug fixes thanks to help from our beta testers Start11 is currently available for $5.99. There is an upgrade option for users of Start8 and Start10, it is also included with Object Desktop. For more information, visit www.stardock.com. Object Desktop includes programs such as Fences, Start10, Groupy, SoundPackager, DeskScapes, and Multiplicity. Disclaimer: Neowin's relationship to Stardock Start11 v1.2 release brings back Taskbar ungrouping and more in Windows 11
  3. Start11 1.2 RC 1 Changelog Start11 1.2 Beta is a culmination of prior (and perhaps future) incremental betas. The installer will read 1.19 on your product page and in Object Desktop Manager which is expected. Start11 1.19 Changelog 04/01/2022 Added default icon if exe lacks one (winver.exe) Fixes issue with some popups (Groupy message boxes for example) using the wrong icon Fixed issue with minimizing a window animating to the left-hand side rather than the middle when centered Fixed issue with sniping tool sometimes showing a redundant window on the taskbar Fixed issue with Touch and pen input on taskbar not responding correctly or triggering explorer crashes Fixed issue with clicking at the bottom of the screen not triggering the taskbar buttons of the bottom row if there is no gap Fixed issue with unexpected taskbar buttons showing on some machines when the Windows 11 start menu or search were opened Long touch click with touch on a taskbar button no longer triggers it but shows right-click menu after you release Fixed issue with hung apps sometimes getting two taskbar buttons Hung apps now correctly retain focus when active on the taskbar Shift + click on a hung app now shows the correct context menu Fixed issue with turning on the enhanced taskbar feature on Windows 11 for the first time not always showing all open windows / also after an explorer restart Fixed issue with icon sizes in groups on Windows 11 when you use the hide caption option and you have icons that have tile images User-defined custom tiles in Win11 mode now size themselves to the icon size to maintain consistency Hide caption text option hidden when the item is in a group that has already hidden the caption text Fixed issue with explorer on Windows 10 crashing out on login and thus not starting all the autostart apps, later restarts were ok Tweaked group vertical spacing when hide caption text is enabled on a group (Win11 style) Tweaked Win11 group spacing with caption text too Tweak to monitoring OS pinned items to handle newer OSes Tweak to popup menus so clicking in the shadow area closes the popup 03/29/2022 Added default icon if exe lacks one (winver.exe)Fixes issue with some popups (Groupy message boxes for example) using wrong icon Fixed issue with minimizing a window animating to the left-hand side rather than the middle Fixed issue with sniping tool sometimes showing a redundant window on the taskbar" Home: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/ Changelog: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/history / https://forums.stardock.com/510929/get;3842268 / https://forums.stardock.com/510929/get;3843798 / https://forums.stardock.com/510929/get;3844392 / https://forums.stardock.com/511199/get;3844389 / https://forums.stardock.com/511294/get;3845004 Release Discussion: https://forums.stardock.com/510321/start11-111-release-feedback-thread / https://forums.stardock.com/511199/start11-12-beta-4-feedback-thread / https://forums.stardock.com/511294/start11-12-rc-1-feedback-thread Download Page: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/download Downloads: Installer - Direct: https://cdn.stardock.us/downloads/public/software/start/Start11-fs-setup_sd.exe 1.16: https://cdn.stardock.us/downloads/public/software/start/Start11_1.16-j140-Setup.exe 1.17: https://cdn.stardock.us/downloads/public/software/start/Start11_1.17-j151-Setup.exe 1.18: https://cdn.stardock.us/downloads/public/software/start/Start11_1.18-j154-Setup.exe 1.19: https://cdn.stardock.us/downloads/public/software/start/Start11_1.19-j155-Setup.exe If having StartUp issues after install, run this: https://cdn.stardock.us/support/uploads/StartStart10_11.zip Stardock Start11 - 30 days Trial Reset [TR] Tip: Stardock Start11 1.19 (1.2 RC1) - ML - [28.6 MB] - RePack Diakov: Site: https://www.mirrored.to Sharecode [?]: /files/0CBV07CS/Stardock.Start11-1.19_(1.2_RC1)_-_ML_-_RePack_Diakov.zip_links
  4. Start11 1.2 Beta 4 Changelog Start11 1.2 Beta is a culmination of prior (and perhaps future) incremental betas. The installer will read 1.18 on your product page and in Object Desktop Manager which is expected. Start11 1.18 Changelog 3/28/2022 Windows 10 style shutdown menu now aligned above button rather than to the right Added delete group prompt when you are using Windows 11 style menu too rather than just Windows 10 Fixed issue with text background colour on delete page / group prompt when in dark mode Fixed issue with delete prompts causing the menu to close Tweak to mouse click detection when moving off the right hand side of a multiple monitor taskbar Tweak for loading up icons for PWA when running Fixed issue with tooltips on taskbar items being incorrect sometimes briefly Fixed issue with too dark edges on some universal app icons Tiles images when in Windows 11 mode will now appear smaller unless hide caption is enabled to avoid overlap issues Fixed right click menu selection image being too light in Dark Mode for some menus Now respects OS setting for hide icon badges and flashing Fixed issue with Messenger icon appearing smaller than expected Fixed issue with unexpected truncation of long single words in Win10 style. These will now wrap 3/25/2022 Added Mica background effect to config window when used on Windows 11 current beta / dev or above Elevated apps can now be minimized by clicking their button on the taskbar Fixed issue with taskbar at the top on original Windows 11 (non beta/dev channel) causing maximized windows to appear under it Fixed issue with automatic taskbar color when on dev/beta channel Win11 and enhanced taskbar enabled. Fixed issue with taskbar not appearing on top of always on top fullscreen applications when the start button is pressed when enhance taskbar is enabled on Windows 11. Fixed issue with delay to closing Task Manager in Windows 10 Start11 1.17 (1.2) Changelog This linked post in this thread will be where the new 1.17 conversations start. The installer will read 1.17 on your product page and in Object Desktop Manager and is expected. 03/24/2022 On Win11 dev / beta channel (current) it now disables taskbar transparency settings and adds warnings about some taskbar features (blur, colour, texture) to indicate they do not work correctly on that build of Windows. Also small taskbar mode only works if you enable Start11 enhancing the taskbar on those builds. 03/23/2022 Fixes for run dialog not having an icon in some versions of Windows Fix for non-English installs of Windows having the quick settings popup clipped when taskbar is at the top Fix for scrolling taskbar not painting a taskbar texture under the scrollbar Fix for taskbar at top in later Windows versions ending up on top of maximized windows if one row high Fix for clicking on the taskbar when at top opening start menu in any blank space 03/22/2022 Fixed issue with Turn Windows features on and off in search linking to missing file on non-server editions of Windows Fixed issue with position of Win+N window appearing offset sometimes 'Sometimes' taskbar mode now switches to collapsing items with multiple taskbar buttons into one before it switches to collapsing all when there is insufficient space 03/21/2022 Menus are now white in light mode Folders can now have a custom image A-Z sort option added for Win11 groups (does a sort, new items added to end as usual) Custom tiles now can have a custom background color if they use transparency Shutdown button on win7/modern style no longer breaks transparency New labels are no longer shown on Win10/11 menus when you disable showing recently installed apps on that list Taskbar shortcut icons should better respect custom icons now Taskbar should launch correct shortcut on middle click / click of pinned item now Refresh rate detection code tweaked to handle multiple monitor setups better 03/18/2022 This fixes an issue with taskbar drag being too sensitive and getting stuck sometimes Fixed an issue with explorer hanging if you had multiple monitors but set windows to only show one taskbar Tweaked touch support Fixed issue with loading up UWA app icons on the taskbar sometimes loading too small an icon Fixed issue with center horz on the taskbar sometimes causing a second row when not needed Fixed issue with calculating how many rows needed being wrong when changed font size on taskbar Config UI now shows disabled center start button option when in S11 taskbar mode to make it clearer that it is disabled 03/17/2022 Internal version number changed to 1.17 Changes: Fixes jumplist going offscreen sometimes Fixes issue with custom start button and enhanced taskbar getting clipped Fixed right-click menu on taskbar on Win10 would use wrong scale factor sometimes Adds in icons for shutdown/sign out menus Clicking a pinned item when the app is running but on another monitor will now launch a new instance Middle-click on explorer will now launch a new instance The Calendar popup should be working reliably again New option to hide taskbar text whilst still being ungrouped New option to control font size on taskbar buttons Fixed issue with small taskbar having clock offset vertically Added option to hide tile text in Win10 menu regardless of having a tile image set Added option to never load the app provided tile image for a tile Fixed an issue with the taskbar not showing all items when the vertically centre mode wasn't enabled Fixed taskbar insert indicator so it paints when you go to the far end Fixed taskbar dragging when in combine mode so the icon paints consistently when dragged Fixed issue with taskbar when running tiles so a gap isn't left Fixed issue with taskbar picking up wrong scale factor and wrong position after a screen res change sometimes Fixed missing icon for some pinned web apps Start11 1.16 (1.2) Changelog The installer will read 1.16 on your product page and in Object Desktop Manager and is expected. 03/15/22 This fixes a GDI resource leak Fixes overlay icons on the taskbar buttons not working (like email count) Fixes a problem with resizing the menu causing the taskbar to resize Fixes a problem with the animation code which might be why the blur paints top of the screen on occasion for some people Fixes combine mode so when clicking on a group it doesn't simply launch another copy of the app if you have > 1 window open of that app 03/14/22 Fixes for an issue with the taskbar not repositioning correctly when res changes Fixes issue with the taskbar not responding when changing scale factor on the primary display Fixes issue with clock shifting to the left of the secondary taskbar sometimes Adds in support for turning ON taskbar feature without an explorer restart (off still needs a restart of explorer) and UI now offers to turn it on for first run. Config UI adds in setting for stopping highlighting new apps for Win7/10 style as this went missing in S11 Adds setting cog on the main page for configure menu as this was missing and buy Start11 option shows in config when not activated. 03/12/22 Version updated to 1.16 Mis position of Win+X menu, missing icon for grouped steam when > 1 window open Two taskbar buttons for some apps (adobe acrobat) Click on a taskbar button doesn't minimize an app (some delphi apps) Start11 1.15 Changelog New option to let Start11 manage the Taskbar - found under Taskbar settings. This build contains a new taskbar experience that allows for items to be ungrouped on Windows 11 only. The setting is under Taskbar with three options to combine - Always, Sometimes, and Never There are additional options under "More Start11 taskbar settings" that let the user define additional options that are also new in this build. New Start11 menu selection experience. Home: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/ Changelog: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/history / https://forums.stardock.com/510929/get;3842268 / https://forums.stardock.com/510929/get;3843798 / https://forums.stardock.com/510929/get;3844392 / https://forums.stardock.com/511199/get;3844389 Release Discussion: https://forums.stardock.com/510321/start11-111-release-feedback-thread / https://forums.stardock.com/511199/start11-12-beta-4-feedback-thread Download Page: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/download Downloads: Installer - Direct: https://cdn.stardock.us/downloads/public/software/start/Start11-fs-setup_sd.exe If having StartUp issues after install, run this: https://cdn.stardock.us/support/uploads/StartStart10_11.zip Stardock Start11 - 30 days Trial Reset [TR] Tip: Stardock Start11 1.18 (1.2 b4) - ML - [28.6 MB] - RePack Diakov: Site: https://www.mirrored.to Sharecode [?]: /files/0JFODRYL/Stardock.Start11-1.18_(1.2_b4)_-_ML_-_RePack_Diakov.zip_links
  5. Start11 1.17 (1.2) Changelog This linked post in this thread will be where the new 1.17 conversations start. The installer will read 1.17 on your product page and in Object Desktop Manager and is expected. 03/24/2022 On Win11 dev / beta channel (current) it now disables taskbar transparency settings and adds warnings about some taskbar features (blur, colour, texture) to indicate they do not work correctly on that build of Windows. Also small taskbar mode only works if you enable Start11 enhancing the taskbar on those builds. 03/23/2022 Fixes for run dialog not having an icon in some versions of Windows Fix for non-English installs of Windows having the quick settings popup clipped when taskbar is at the top Fix for scrolling taskbar not painting a taskbar texture under the scrollbar Fix for taskbar at top in later Windows versions ending up on top of maximized windows if one row high Fix for clicking on the taskbar when at top opening start menu in any blank space 03/22/2022 Fixed issue with Turn Windows features on and off in search linking to missing file on non-server editions of Windows Fixed issue with position of Win+N window appearing offset sometimes 'Sometimes' taskbar mode now switches to collapsing items with multiple taskbar buttons into one before it switches to collapsing all when there is insufficient space 03/21/2022 Menus are now white in light mode Folders can now have a custom image A-Z sort option added for Win11 groups (does a sort, new items added to end as usual) Custom tiles now can have a custom background color if they use transparency Shutdown button on win7/modern style no longer breaks transparency New labels are no longer shown on Win10/11 menus when you disable showing recently installed apps on that list Taskbar shortcut icons should better respect custom icons now Taskbar should launch correct shortcut on middle click / click of pinned item now Refresh rate detection code tweaked to handle multiple monitor setups better 03/18/2022 This fixes an issue with taskbar drag being too sensitive and getting stuck sometimes Fixed an issue with explorer hanging if you had multiple monitors but set windows to only show one taskbar Tweaked touch support Fixed issue with loading up UWA app icons on the taskbar sometimes loading too small an icon Fixed issue with center horz on the taskbar sometimes causing a second row when not needed Fixed issue with calculating how many rows needed being wrong when changed font size on taskbar Config UI now shows disabled center start button option when in S11 taskbar mode to make it clearer that it is disabled 03/17/2022 Internal version number changed to 1.17 Changes: Fixes jumplist going offscreen sometimes Fixes issue with custom start button and enhanced taskbar getting clipped Fixed right-click menu on taskbar on Win10 would use wrong scale factor sometimes Adds in icons for shutdown/sign out menus Clicking a pinned item when the app is running but on another monitor will now launch a new instance Middle-click on explorer will now launch a new instance The Calendar popup should be working reliably again New option to hide taskbar text whilst still being ungrouped New option to control font size on taskbar buttons Fixed issue with small taskbar having clock offset vertically Added option to hide tile text in Win10 menu regardless of having a tile image set Added option to never load the app provided tile image for a tile Fixed an issue with the taskbar not showing all items when the vertically centre mode wasn't enabled Fixed taskbar insert indicator so it paints when you go to the far end Fixed taskbar dragging when in combine mode so the icon paints consistently when dragged Fixed issue with taskbar when running tiles so a gap isn't left Fixed issue with taskbar picking up wrong scale factor and wrong position after a screen res change sometimes Fixed missing icon for some pinned web apps Start11 1.16 (1.2) Changelog The installer will read 1.16 on your product page and in Object Desktop Manager and is expected. 03/15/22 This fixes a GDI resource leak Fixes overlay icons on the taskbar buttons not working (like email count) Fixes a problem with resizing the menu causing the taskbar to resize Fixes a problem with the animation code which might be why the blur paints top of the screen on occasion for some people Fixes combine mode so when clicking on a group it doesn't simply launch another copy of the app if you have > 1 window open of that app 03/14/22 Fixes for an issue with the taskbar not repositioning correctly when res changes Fixes issue with the taskbar not responding when changing scale factor on the primary display Fixes issue with clock shifting to the left of the secondary taskbar sometimes Adds in support for turning ON taskbar feature without an explorer restart (off still needs a restart of explorer) and UI now offers to turn it on for first run. Config UI adds in setting for stopping highlighting new apps for Win7/10 style as this went missing in S11 Adds setting cog on the main page for configure menu as this was missing and buy Start11 option shows in config when not activated. 03/12/22 Version updated to 1.16 Mis position of Win+X menu, missing icon for grouped steam when > 1 window open Two taskbar buttons for some apps (adobe acrobat) Click on a taskbar button doesn't minimize an app (some delphi apps) Start11 1.15 Changelog New option to let Start11 manage the Taskbar - found under Taskbar settings. This build contains a new taskbar experience that allows for items to be ungrouped on Windows 11 only. The setting is under Taskbar with three options to combine - Always, Sometimes, and Never There are additional options under "More Start11 taskbar settings" that let the user define additional options that are also new in this build. New Start11 menu selection experience. Home: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/ Changelog: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/history / https://forums.stardock.com/510929/get;3842268 / https://forums.stardock.com/510929/get;3843798 Release Discussion: https://forums.stardock.com/510321/start11-111-release-feedback-thread Download Page: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/download Downloads: Installer - Direct: https://cdn.stardock.us/downloads/public/software/start/Start11-fs-setup_sd.exe If having StartUp issues after install, run this: https://cdn.stardock.us/support/uploads/StartStart10_11.zip Stardock Start11 - 30 days Trial Reset [TR] Tip: Stardock Start11 1.17 (1.2) - ML - [26.7 MB] - RePack Diakov: Site: https://www.mirrored.to Sharecode [?]: /files/T4HFPTFH/Stardock.Start11-1.17_(1.2)_-_ML_-_RePack_Diakov.zip_links
  6. Start11 1.16 (1.2) Changelog The installer will read 1.16 on your product page and in Object Desktop Manager and is expected. 03/15/22 This fixes a GDI resource leak Fixes overlay icons on the taskbar buttons not working (like email count) Fixes a problem with resizing the menu causing the taskbar to resize Fixes a problem with the animation code which might be why the blur paints top of the screen on occasion for some people Fixes combine mode so when clicking on a group it doesn't simply launch another copy of the app if you have > 1 window open of that app 03/14/22 Fixes for an issue with the taskbar not repositioning correctly when res changes Fixes issue with the taskbar not responding when changing scale factor on the primary display Fixes issue with clock shifting to the left of the secondary taskbar sometimes Adds in support for turning ON taskbar feature without an explorer restart (off still needs a restart of explorer) and UI now offers to turn it on for first run. Config UI adds in setting for stopping highlighting new apps for Win7/10 style as this went missing in S11 Adds setting cog on the main page for configure menu as this was missing and buy Start11 option shows in config when not activated. 03/12/22 Version updated to 1.16 Mis position of Win+X menu, missing icon for grouped steam when > 1 window open Two taskbar buttons for some apps (adobe acrobat) Click on a taskbar button doesn't minimize an app (some delphi apps) Start11 1.15 Changelog New option to let Start11 manage the Taskbar - found under Taskbar settings. This build contains a new taskbar experience that allows for items to be ungrouped on Windows 11 only. The setting is under Taskbar with three options to combine - Always, Sometimes, and Never There are additional options under "More Start11 taskbar settings" that let the user define additional options that are also new in this build. New Start11 menu selection experience. Home: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/ Changelog: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/history / https://forums.stardock.com/510929/get;3842268 Release Discussion: https://forums.stardock.com/510321/start11-111-release-feedback-thread Download Page: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/download Downloads: Installer - Direct: https://cdn.stardock.us/downloads/public/software/start/Start11-fs-setup_sd.exe If having StartUp issues after install, run this: https://cdn.stardock.us/support/uploads/StartStart10_11.zip Stardock Start11 - 30 days Trial Reset [TR] Tip: Stardock Start11 1.16 (1.2) - ML - [28.3 MB] - RePack Diakov: Site: https://www.mirrored.to Sharecode [?]: /files/HDUXN8J7/Stardock.Start11-1.16_-_ML_-_RePack_Diakov.zip_links
  7. Start11 1.11 Release Version change to 1.11 Includes new 64-bit service (next version) Tweak which may help incorrect positioning of Win10/11 style menu for some people (unsure as it may hit only one possible cause) Tweak to hopefully help the KM app issue, but this needs some testing for those not using KM to ensure nothing funny is showing up with clicking on centered start button on Win11: https://forums.stardock.com/508761/start11---barrier-kvm-screen-switching Tweak for always on top taskbar in Win11 dev Tweak to stop secondary taskbar getting 'stuck' too big and also too big when put into small mode Users may have to change the size to another size and back again for it to take effect Tweak to fix time/date positioning on Win11 secondary taskbar in insider builds when small taskbar mode Tweak so unpinning an item from S11 doesn't trigger it to remove all shortcuts with that target from all S11 menu types Clicking above/below a scrollbar in the menu now scrolls Fix for square image painting on jumplist for Win7/modern style when on Win10 when you could pin / unpin an item instead of the correct icon The option to always make the menu center aligned regardless of where the start button was positioned (as long as it was set to center) wasn't working when you clicked on it. Tweak for detecting start button & taskbar on Win11 dev build so fixes issue with right-click menu and clicking start button not working on that build of Windows - initially reported here: https://forums.stardock.com/509474/start-11-11-not-working-anymore-on-the-latest-win-11-preview-build-22533 Fix for right click on blank space in all apps lists being able to create groups etc, likewise right-click on letter headers in all apps list Search for S11 style (NOT s10 style) moved to out of process Added 'Are you sure?' prompts to uninstall universal apps / delete pages Fixed Win10\Group context menu bug. User report: https://forums.stardock.com/509296/get;3832863 Empty menu when right-clicking group name. User report: https://forums.stardock.com/509392/page/1/# Home: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/ Changelog: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/history Release Discussion: https://forums.stardock.com/510321/start11-111-release-feedback-thread Download Page: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/download Downloads: Installer - Direct: https://cdn.stardock.us/downloads/public/software/start/Start11-fs-setup_sd.exe If having StartUp issues after install, run this: https://cdn.stardock.us/support/uploads/StartStart10_11.zip Stardock Start11 - 30 days Trial Reset [TR] Tip: Stardock Start11 1.11 - ML - [28.1 MB] - RePack Diakov: Site: https://www.mirrored.to Sharecode [?]: /files/0S2HPBI2/Stardock.Start11-1.11_-_ML_-_RePack_Diakov.zip_links Stardock Start11 1.11 [Fixed] - ML - [28.1 MB] - RePack Diakov:
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    Stardock Start11 1.1

    Stardock Start11 1.1 - ML - [26.2 MB] - RePack Diakov: Site: https://www.mirrored.to Sharecode [?]: /files/GM5CJEMG/Stardock.Start11-1.1_-_ML_-_RePack_Diakov.zip_links Start11 1.1 Release Updated S11 1.1 to be 1.1.0.1 Fix for horizontal wheel mouse swapping pages in the wrong direction Fixed too small icons on Win11 style (in all lists & search, just less obvious on main page as icons bigger) Fixes for issues found by QA before Christmas (1.05 issues) A fix for open file location not working for all shortcuts for one user You can now rearrange fences groups and set icon size (win10 style) and it gets saved. Also added option to lock icon positions in win10/11 menus (right click menu) Fixed folder group icons being wrong size sometimes for Win11 menu style Stopped you being able to drag icons into fences group from win 10 menu all apps list This fixes some crashes with some edge cases Makes search add priority to items you have pinned Auto pins and unpins things when you use the OS pin to start option (may take a few seconds) plus unpins from OS menu if you unpin from S11 (Win10/11 menus only) Adds in option to show Fences on the S11 Win10/11 menus Improves performance of folder expansion animation and fixes deadlock potential issue with that Removes items pinned when the user uninstalls the app (Universal apps ONLY - Win10/11 menu only too) Fixes for some issues with the new folder groups such as not deleting when the last item was removed Fixes for not scaling the mini icons with icon scaling options Fixed missing icons for Minesweeper Made it insert new group in Win10 mode in the right column if one is missing Fixed too small icons on Win11 menu all apps list New: Win10 and Win11 styles now support folders. You drag an icon over another icon holding down the shift key to combine them. You can also right click on the menu and pick the option to pretend shift is down in order to achieve this should you have no keyboard (say touch device). We are not doing this like Microsoft as the Microsoft method of combining things all too often turns into chasing the target around the menu as there is natural confusion between put this icon here and make a group/folder. New: Win10 and Win11 styles now offer a right click Icon submenu when you right click on an icon. This lets you pick a custom image which will replace the icon. Images should be square for Win11 styles and small, medium and large tile sizes on Win10 and 2:1 on Wide tiles New: On the very first run of Start11 on a Win10 install, the existing Win10 menu will be imported for the Win10 style including folders. This will not happen for existing customers but if they wish they can import theirs by going into the registry and deleting the following keys and rebooting. Items which do not actually exist locally but are MS advertising for apps will not be imported. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Stardock\Start8\Start8.ini\GroupContents HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Stardock\Start8\Start8.ini\Groups and deleting this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Stardock\Start8\Start8.ini\Start8\CreatePinned10 Fixed issue with recent apps list having a network location in it which is not accessible causing Win11 menu to appear blank for prolonged period Mouseover correctly shows on Win10 tiles now when they use a tile image Surplus line at the bottom of the W7/Modern styles when in non rounded mode resolved Tweaks to experimental tile and Universal app icon loading to better handle apps with different icons for light/dark mode Added refresh icons option to Win10/11 menus to refresh icons should the user have changed icons via a tile editing app or due to OS icon cache changes Reduced gap between groups on Win11 menu when icon sizes are smaller vs having a fixed size Added option to Win11 style to load up tile images Changelog: https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/history Release Discussion: https://forums.stardock.com/509469/page/1/ / https://forums.stardock.com/509469/start11-11-release-feedback-thread
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    Stardock Start11 1.01

    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. TOP CURRENT FEATURES: 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. System Requirements: Windows 10, 11.0. Homepage – https://www.stardock.com/products/start11/ download repack diaklov Site: https://anonfiles.com Sharecode [?]: /jdJaQ5Pavc/Stardock.Start11-1.01_-_ML_-_RePack_Diakov_7z
  10. Today, Stardock released Fences 4, an app that allows users to automatically organize shortcuts and icons on their PC desktops into custom-sized spaces called fences. Building upon previous versions of Fences that are used by millions of users of Microsoft Windows, Fences 4 introduces new features that will streamline workflows while keeping desktops organized. New in Fences 4 is Peek, a feature that lets users instantly view their fences by pressing Windows key + space, making accessing content significantly faster. For example, while working in a program like Adobe’s Premiere or Photoshop, users can bring a folder portal filled with their source footage and images to the surface of their desktop by pressing the configurable hotkey. This eliminates the need to minimize the application and go searching for the required asset in File Explorer. Also new in Fences 4 is the Desktop Display feature. The Windows key + D hotkey can be configured to be either toggle or press-and-hold to streamline your workflow for accessing content on your desktop. "Fences 4 is designed to deliver a modern desktop experience," said Brad Sams, Vice President and General Manager of Stardock Software. "Fences is the best way to organize your desktop, and the new “Peek” feature makes it possible to access all of your Fences content at any time and within any application. Your workflow will never be the same.” Along with its new features, Fences 4 has been optimized so that it loads before the desktop when a PC is booted up, making it not only more functional, but also more performant. Fences 4 is available through Stardock's Object Desktop suite or on its own for $9.99. For more information, visit www.stardock.com or the Fences 4 website here. Stardock Fences 4 out now with new Peek feature
  11. Stardock has released the first beta of Fences 4, a program that allows users to automatically organize files, folders, and applications on their PC desktops into custom-sized spaces called fences. Fences 4, designed to work with Windows 10 and 11, introduces Peek, a new feature that will streamline your workflow while keeping your desktop organized. Fences Peek lets users instantly view their fences by pressing Windows key + space to make accessing your content much faster. For example, while working in a program like Adobe’s Premiere or Photoshop, users can bring up a folder portal filled with their source footage and images to the surface of their desktop by pressing the assigned hotkey. This eliminates the need to minimize the application and go searching for the required asset in File Explorer. With the enhanced Desktop Display feature, users can configure Windows key + D to be either toggle or press-and-hold. This refinement makes the hotkey easier to use and allows users more control over how they manage and access their desktop content. "Fences 4 is designed to meet the needs of today's PC user," said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock. "Fences has always been a great way to organize your desktop, and the new ‘Fences Peek’ and ‘Desktop Display’ features we have coming in the beta are perfect not only for organizing, but also optimizing your workflow in most applications." Along with new features, Fences 4 has been optimized so that it loads before the desktop when a PC is booted up, making Fences 4 not only more functional but also more performant. Coming soon, Fences for Business introduces new features for business users to make it easier keep their fleet of PCs organized and desktops standardized. The Fences 4 Beta is available through Stardock's Object Desktop suite or on its own for $9.99. For more information, visit www.stardock.com or the Fences 4 website here. Stardock Fences 4 Beta 1 out now with new Peek feature
  12. Stardock introduces Tiles 2 with high DPI monitor support Today, Stardock is introducing Tiles 2, the latest iteration of its virtual desktop solution. The app lets you make various desktops of related apps and such. For example, you can have one for work, one for school, one for play, and so on. And there's quite a bit that's new in Tiles 2. A big focus here is support for high DPI monitors, and as CEO Brad Wardell pointed out, it's about keeping up with the times. "It's important that we keep our apps up to date with changes in technology," said Wardell. "One of the things the new Tiles focuses on is high DPI support for modern monitors and general performance increases across the board in order to use less PC resources." Another big improvement in this version is integration with other apps in the Object Desktop suite, assuming that you use those too. It has Groupy integration, so you'll see your groups in your tiles, and it has light and dark mode support, integrating with Curtains and supporting your custom theme. Here's the full list of features: NEW! Light/Dark Mode Support and integration with Stardock's Curtains NEW! Full Groupy integration - see your groups in your Tiles pages NEW! Show only minimized or maximized windows NEW! High DPI monitor support Quickly switch between active and inactive tasks Create custom pages to suit your computing styl Swiftly move from one application to the next Quickly view and manage running applications Touch-ready for Windows tablet users Tiles 2 is available as part of the Object Desktop suite of apps, which is currently available for $29.99, or you can get it on its own for $9.99. Disclaimer: Neowin's relationship to Stardock Gallery: Tiles 2 Stardock introduces Tiles 2 with high DPI monitor support
  13. A first look at Stardock's SoundPackager tool for Windows Stardock launched SoundPackager, a new commercial program for Microsoft Windows devices designed to change the default sound scheme of the operating system. Windows comes with its own set of sounds that are enabled by default when it is installed. Some users prefer to mute the operating system as they find sounds distracting, others like sounds as they provide feedback on certain actions or inform the user about certain activities. Stardock SoundPackager is available as a free 30-day trial, as a standalone program for €5.99, and as part of Stardock's Object Desktop suite of applications. Users interested in the trial need to supply a valid email address and verify it before they may use the application. SoundPackager first list SoundPackager displays the active and available sound packs on start. Most Windows users will see the "default sounds" package enabled by default. Good news is that it takes a few clicks to activate one of the local sound packs the program comes with. You may hover over a sound pack to get a short description; a click displays options to play a sound of the package and to make it the new sound pack on Windows. Once you have found the perfect package you may make it the new default on Windows or use the edit sound pack option to customize it. Sounds are divided by application which you need to expand to see all available options. If you select Windows, you get a lot of options ranging from "default beep" to sounds for closing programs, selecting, maximizing, or when devices connect. SoundPackager uses icon to highlight if a sound is mapped to a certain activity. A click on any of the actions plays the currently assigned sound if available. You may play it at any time or use the "pick sound file" browser to assign a different sound to the activity. SoundPackager accepts WAV files and comes with a wide range of them by default. Nothing is preventing you from selecting custom WAV files from the local system though. New sounds may be saved as new sound packs; there is also a reset option to reset all sounds to the default and an option to share sound packs with others. Apart from selecting local sound packs, functionality to download sound packs from the Internet is also available. Switch to the online tab and select one of the available options, e.g. search or "featured". A core difference between local and online sound packs is that you don't get to preview online sound packs. You need to download them first to add them to the local list. There it is then possible to preview the sound pack, edit it, or make it the default. Hundreds of sound packs are available online including Windows XP and 7, Portal, Fallout, The Simpsons, Nintendo Wii, or Team Fortress 2 packs. Closing Words Stardock SoundPackager offers two advantages over the built-in Windows Control Panel applet. First, that it makes edits a lot easier, and second, that it comes with a huge selection of sound packs that you can install directly. Only some users will find the application interesting but those who do, may want to take it for a test drive to see if it is useful enough to warrant a purchase. The program complements Stardock's other standalone programs for Windows: Groupy, which adds tabs to windows, Multiplicity, to control multiple computers with a single mouse/keyboard, Start10, a start menu replacement for Windows 10, and Fences, a program to create folders on the desktop for better manageability. Source: A first look at Stardock's SoundPackager tool for Windows (gHacks - Martin Brinkmann)
  14. Stardock announces SoundPackager 10, lets you customize the Windows sound scheme Stardock announced the next-generation version of its Windows® sound scheme manager, SoundPackager 10 today. SoundPackager allows Windows users to instantly change the default sounds on their computer with themed sound schemes called sound packages. SoundPackager 10 adds cloud access to thousands of different sounds along with a number of all-new sound packages designed to give Windows users additional choices in how their PC sounds. Users can also create their own sound packages to share with others via an in-app editor. "At this point we think a lot of Windows 10 users are ready for some variance in their PC sounds," said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock. "SoundPackager 10 not only includes several professionally produced alternative sound schemes for Windows, but also direct access to literally thousands of sounds created by users across the world." SoundPackager will be released next month to all users for $4.99. The beta version is available to subscribers of Stardock's Windows enhancement suite, Object Desktop, now. Source: Stardock announces SoundPackager 10, lets you customize the Windows sound scheme (Neowin)
  15. Multiplicity enables you to control up to 9 PCs with only one keyboard and mouse. You can copy, paste, drag and drop files between PCs and centralize audio from all PCs to one PC. Multiplicity's data encryption ensures your data is always secure. Eliminate Extra Keyboards Multiplicity gives you the ability to control and quickly switch between multiple computers with one keyboard and mouse, reducing complexity and freeing up desk space for more efficient uses. Centralized Audio Centralize audio from all of your PCs to a single PC ensure you never miss an email, chat or stock price alert. This capability is perfect for stock trading environments and call centers. Transfer Data Between Your PCs Copy and paste any content between your PCs. Multiplicity even retains text formatting. Multiplicity also supports drag and drop of files and folders between your machines for quick transfers. Even large files like videos and images are transferred quickly between PCs. Send Keyboard Inputs to All Computers Press CTRL three times and Multiplicity starts sending all keyboard input to all connected PCs. Multiplicity also enables you to lock all of your PCs at once. Data Security User data is encrypted for additional security in sensitive work environments like financial institutions and emergency management centers. Multiplicity's settings can also be locked to prevent non-administrative users from altering the configuration. Edition: KVM 50 Changelog: Multiplicity 3.44.90 This is a maintenance build that consolidates the code base for EdgeRunner, Stardock, and the Object Desktop versions of Multiplicity and allows for consolidated future improvements. Home: https://www.stardock.com/products/multiplicity/ Changelog: https://www.stardock.com/products/multiplicity/history Download Trial: http://stardock.cachefly.net/Multiplicity_3.44_setup_sd.exe Stardock Multiplicity 3.44.90 - KVM 50 Fix Only: Site: https://www.mirrored.to Sharecode: /files/2NHYOK6M/Stardock_Multiplicity_3.44.90-KVM_50_Fix-Only.rar_links Site: https://mir.cr Sharecode: /2NHYOK6M Stardock Multiplicity 3.44.90 - KVM 50 Installer+Fix: Site: https://www.upload.ee Sharecode: /files/8898302/Stardock_Multiplicity_3.44.90.rar.html or Site: https://www.mirrored.to Sharecode: /files/14SVNXU7/Stardock_Multiplicity_3.44.90-KVM_50.rar_links Site: https://mir.cr Sharecode: /14SVNXU7 Sharecode Note: If you get file not found/error page/404 page, please check the URL on the error page and remove "%EF%BB%BF" and try again. Also, check for extra spaces or additional "/".
  16. As noted last week, Stardock has released a Release Candidate update to Start11, a program that allows users to customize the Windows Start menu and taskbar. As with previous editions of StartX products, Start11 allows users to restore the Start menu to appear as it does in previous versions of Windows, as well as customize and enhance its functionality. "We put the first beta out quickly in order to regain some of the lost functionality from the Windows 11 Start menu," said Brad Wardell, Stardock CEO. "For this release, we've added several new Start menu layouts to choose from, restored context menu functionality, enabled repositioning of the taskbar, plus one of our users' favorite features: Fences® integration." As a reminder of what you get with Start11, here's a few of its highlights: Returning the Start menu to the appearance of previous versions of Windows Enhancing Windows 10 and Windows 11 menus with new functionality Repositioning the taskbar to the top of the desktop for Windows 11 Windows 10 style taskbar context menu for Windows 11 Improving the classic and modern search experiences Start11 is designed for Windows 11 and Windows 10 and comes loaded with features intended to make Windows more productive and personal. Start11 supports moving the Start button to the middle or to the left, adjusting the taskbar size, re-ordering quick access shortcut lists, options for adjusting grid spacing, enhanced classic and modern search experiences, and much more. For users who want to personalize their Start menu, Start11 offers robust customization options ranging from aesthetic to functional. The software enables enhanced Windows 10 and Windows 11 style Start menus, a compact Windows 7 design, optional Windows 11 style for classic menus, and many additional settings that let you configure your personalized Start menu. "The new UI has been designed to support additional Start menu enhancements," said Wardell. "Start8® and Start10® focused on restoring previous versions of the Start menu. Start11 extends this to support a host of new Start menu ideas such as the concept of pages, minimalism, and features for our enterprise customers." The Start11 update is available now. Please note that it is a “Release Candidate” and is currently available for $4.99. There is an upgrade option for users of Start8 and Start10. For more information, visit www.stardock.com. Object Desktop includes programs such as Fences, Start10, Groupy, SoundPackager, DeskScapes, and Multiplicity. Start11 Release Candidate 1 restores the ability to move Windows 11 taskbar
  17. Stardock announced the upcoming October 7th release of Start11, a program that allows users to customize the Windows Start menu and taskbar. As with previous editions of StartX products, Start11 allows users to restore the Start menu to appear as it does in previous versions of Windows, as well as customize and enhance its functionality. "We put the first beta out quickly in order to regain some of the lost functionality from the Windows 11 Start menu," said Brad Wardell, Stardock CEO. "For this release, we've added several new Start menu layouts to choose from, restored context menu functionality, enabled repositioning of the taskbar, plus one of our users' favorite features: Fences® integration." Start11 is designed for Windows 11 and Windows 10 and comes loaded with features intended to make Windows more productive and personal. Start11 supports moving the Start button to the middle or to the left, adjusting the taskbar size, re-ordering quick access shortcut lists, options for adjusting grid spacing, enhanced classic and modern search experiences, and much more. For users who want to personalize their Start menu, Start11 offers robust customization options ranging from aesthetic to functional. The software enables enhanced Windows 10 and Windows 11 style Start menus, a compact Windows 7 design, optional Windows 11 style for classic menus, and many additional settings that let you configure your personalized Start menu. "The new UI has been designed to support additional Start menu enhancements," said Wardell. "Start8® and Start10® focused on restoring previous versions of the Start menu. Start11 extends this to support a host of new Start menu ideas such as the concept of pages, minimalism, and features for our enterprise customers." The Start11 update will release on October 7th. The beta is currently available for $4.99. There is an upgrade option for users of Start8 and Start10. For more information, visit www.stardock.com. Object Desktop includes programs such as Fences, Start10, Groupy, SoundPackager, DeskScapes, and Multiplicity. Disclaimer: Neowin's relationship to Stardock Major update to Start11 on October 7 restores the ability to move Windows 11 taskbar
  18. Stardock announces Fences 3.1 update arriving July 22, beta available now Stardock announced a July 22nd release for a major update to Fences, its popular Windows desktop organization software. Fences creates a one-of-a-kind experience for users by automatically organizing their Windows desktop shortcuts and icons in shaded areas, offering a clutter-free workspace for creating. Fences tucks files and folders away in plain sight with designated portals while also providing the functionality of pulling specific content onto the creative workspace. Based on preference rules, users can customize how icons are viewed and where files originate from. The 3.1 version update for Fences adds a new feature: Target Based Rules. Using this option, users can access something like a Steam link, or any other .lnk, .url, or .website files right within their fences. In addition, v3.1 improves startup times and disables icon move animations, plus makes several other improvements based on user feedback. This includes eliminating folder portal 'flickers' and incorrect sorting of icons outside of the fences on the desktop. v3.1 also improves the way icons and fences work on multi-monitor setups. Users have several options for customizing fences. The "portals" feature allows users to create a desktop portal from any folder, which automatically populates the folders' contents into an easy-to-find Fence. Quick access to a commonly used folder without having to open Windows explorer is just one of many things that makes Fences ideal for organization and easy to use. Users can create "pages" on their desktop, accessed with a simple right or left swipe. Choose which Fences remain on each individual page and find them easily when switching between tasks. For people who use their PCs for dozens of different assignments and activities, the "pages" feature allows for easy organization and a seamless flow from task to task. Fences is available through Stardock or on Steam. The beta for v3.1 can be accessed exclusively by Object Desktop members until its full release on July 22nd. Stardock announces Fences 3.1 update arriving July 22, beta available now
  19. Stardock announced Fences 4, a program that allows users to automatically organize shortcuts and icons on their PC desktops into custom-sized spaces called fences. As with previous editions of the software, Fences 4 creates dedicated areas to organize icons and folders and offers additional customization features that has made it popular with millions of users of Microsoft Windows. "Fences 4 is being designed to meet the needs of today's PC user," said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock. "Fences has always been a great way to show a clean desktop or to organize it and now we are adding features that allow users who want a minimalistic desktop to have that while also supporting users who use the desktop as a natural extension of their workspace." Stardock has released an alpha version of Fences 4 for Windows 10 and 11 to users of its Object Desktop suite. New features will be added throughout the fall with a targeted release later this winter. Upcoming features for Fences 4 include virtual desktop support, enhanced search functionality, roaming profiles, and many other updates that will help home and business users stay organized. Additionally, Stardock has announced Fences for Business, which will help keep PCs organized and standardized across the workforce. A new kiosk mode will help administrators lock their entire desktop layout, while the Snapshots feature will allow them to replicate layouts across multiple devices. The Fences 4 alpha is available exclusively through Stardock's Object Desktop suite. For more information, visit www.stardock.com or the Fences 4 website here. Stardock announces Fences 4 with refreshed interface and Windows 11 support
  20. Windows 10 is not the perfect operating system for use with tablets, including Microsoft's own Surface Pro series. Stardock is introducing a solution today. Called TouchTasks, the app lets you set up various zones on your screen that serve as touch-centric shortcuts. There are a variety of different kinds of zones that you can set up as well. In the image above, it shows recent documents. There's also an app launcher that you can use, rather than the full-screen Start Menu that Microsoft provides, which only mirrors the tiles in your desktop Start Menu. "Using Windows as a tablet has been challenging for some people," said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock. "What we wanted to do is create an app that lets users configure points on the screen edge that work the way they want them to work." Using TouchTasks, you'll be able to set up five different zones on your screen: one on the left, one on the right, and three across the top. Once you install it, you'll get a quick full-screen tutorial that shows to tap outside of the visible area of the screen, since the touch-sensitive area is actually larger than the display. Four of the five zones are set by default, but you can customize them to do a variety of actions, or you can shut off any zone that you don't want to use. You can set a zone for displaying the on-screen keyboard, something that can be a pain point in Windows 10 when you tap a textbox and it doesn't come up. You can set another one to show brightness control, the task switcher, the Start Menu, and more. TouchTasks is available now for an introductory price of $4.99, although the normal price will be $9.99. You can check it out here. More pics: Source: Stardock is releasing an app to make Windows 10's tablet mode easier to use (via Neowin)
  21. Stardock announces DeskScapes 11, Beta available right now Stardock announced a new version of DeskScapes, their popular Windows desktop customization program that allows users to personalize their desktop background with animations, pictures, and video, today. Across one or more monitors, DeskScapes provides users with the capability to animate and customize the background on their Windows desktops by either importing their own WMV image files or selecting from one of the thousands of already made backgrounds, called Dreams, available. "Whether you're new to DeskScapes or a long time fan, you're going to love this new version," said Stardock CEO Brad Wardell. "It's an all-around better browsing experience with multiple categories that toggles easily between static and animated backgrounds so you can find exactly what you want." DeskScapes 11 features a much more streamlined approach for users who love creating their own backgrounds, allowing them to build their ideal background right from within the app. There are dozens of customization options to choose from, plus users can combine as many effects as they want in order to create a truly custom look. The new version of DeskScapes focuses on the user friendliness of the app above all, with popular Dream authors easily searchable from within the main menu and a new playlist feature that will allow users to create a list that plays through a sequence of backgrounds. The app has also been updated so that it runs more smoothly and uses less system resources. DeskScapes 11 is coming soon. Currently, a beta is exclusively available through Stardock's Object Desktop suite of desktop enhancements. Object Desktop includes programs such as Fences, Start10, Groupy, SoundPackager, DeskScapes and Multiplicity. Disclaimer: Neowin's relationship to Stardock Source: Stardock announces DeskScapes 11, Beta available right now
  22. Downloads: https://cdn.stardock.us/downloads/public/software/start/Start10_1.97-sd-setup.exe Trial: https://cdn.stardock.us/downloads/public/software/start/Start10_setup.exe Changelog: https://www.stardock.com/products/start10/history
  23. Stardock's Curtains customization tool is now available Announced back in April and released in beta, Stardock's Curtains is generally available today. The utility allows you to add different styles to the Windows 10 UI, but unlike with previous solutions, you don't have to worry about screen resolution and compatibility with apps. This is because it works in the same way that Windows 10's light and dark modes already work, so it's just baked in. Curtains comes with 15 built-in themes, with more available online. Shown in the image above is XP Luna, offering a modern take on the retro design. On top of that, you can set any theme to light or dark mode, which would control the background colors in the app, the search bar in the taskbar, and so on. Moreover, you can set different accent colors, backgrounds, and more. Users can also create their own styles. Categories that are user-defined include windows, buttons, shadows, taskbar, backgrounds, and colors. Once you've created one, you can share them online, and other people can use them. "Curtains makes it very easy for people to make their own styles," said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock. "There are a lot of customization features that have been buried in recent years such as font faces and sizes, detailed color choices and much more. Curtains allows people to adjust all of that and save it with their style easily." Curtains is available now for $9.99, or you can get it as part of the Object Desktop suite. Disclaimer: Neowin's relationship to Stardock Stardock's Curtains customization tool is now available
  24. Stardock announces Curtains, letting you add new styles to Windows 10 Today, Stardock announced Curtains, a new customization app for Windows 10. Working similarly to how Windows 10 applies light and dark themes, it lets you add use a variety of built-in styles, or you can create and share your own. The fact that it works similarly to how light and dark themes are applied is significant, because that's one of the key things that separates it from WindowBlinds. WindowBlinds works by taking over how the GUI draws windows, and a problem for modern devices is that you'd have to create a skin that supports different DPIs. Curtains is meant to be a lot more user-friendly. "The advantage of using a program like Curtains is that it's essentially just adding new 'modes' to Windows," said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock. "It already works with high DPI displays and your existing programs. This gives users a little extra touch of customizing the Windows experience." The various styles will only work with UI elements that already support light and dark mode in Windows 10. It can skin the taskbar, apps that support the native settings, and so on. That means that apps that don't support Windows 10 themes can't be customized using Curtains, but that's also what makes the app lightweight and easy to use. Some use cases pointed out are to make Windows 10 look more like Windows XP, Windows 95, or other operating systems. The beta version of Curtains will arrive next week as part of the Object Desktop suite, which also includes apps like Fences, Start10, Groupy, SoundPackager, DeskScapes, and Multiplicity. Disclaimer: Neowin's relationship to Stardock Source: Stardock announces Curtains, letting you add new styles to Windows 10 (Neowin)
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