The taskbar and start menu in Windows 10 weren’t perfect, and Windows 11’s drastic redesign has drawn some criticism. Start11 is a popular start menu and taskbar customization app (even we love it), and it’s now available on Steam.
Start11 by Stardock is a popular application for customizing the Start menu and taskbar in Windows 10 or Windows 11. There are several start menu layouts to choose from, including a design that mirrors the menus in Windows 7 or Windows 10 and other options settings. available for the taskbar. Some taskbar functionality can also be accessed by changing registry settings in Windows, such as moving the taskbar to the top of the screen, but the design of the Start menu is exclusive to Start11.
Starting this week, Start11 is now available on Valve’s Steam store in addition to the company’s own online store – a great option for anyone with Steam gift cards or store credit. Like the non-Steam version, it costs $5.99 and is limited to one computer at a time, but the $8.99 multi-device upgrade brings the number of computers up to five. At least there is no recurring subscription.
Microsoft is still working on the Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 11, and several improvements are expected in this year’s Windows 11 22H2 Update, such as the ability to drag and drop files into apps on the taskbar and more widget functionality. However, Microsoft is unlikely to remove the Bing integration and other changes that everyone doesn’t like, so alternatives like Start11 are very good to have.