I like Stardock products and have never had any problems with your customer service; it's always been perfectly fine.
So I hate to add my voice to this issue, but ... I too use Dragon NaturallySpeaking 15 and right-clicking on any part of the Start11 panel (if Dragon is running) instantly causes Explorer to crash and restart. This is completely reproducible. If Dragon is closed, the crash issue disappears. This also is completely reproducible.
One understands the "we can't afford to buy an expensive copy of Dragon" defense, but that doesn't really help those of us who have used it for years without any such Explorer crashes. Obviously, something in Start11 is the culprit here and there's no point in pretending otherwise.
And dare I say it, if you can't afford a legal copy of Dragon, why not simply install a pirated version of it on a test PC to help resolve this issue? Or would doing so somehow contaminate your soul or worldview or something?
It wouldn't be the end of the world and if it lead to resolving this problem, then all of us legal owners of Start11 and Dragon would be well served, and since Nuance has just been gobbled up by Microsoft, let's face it, neither of those two entities would care either.
Just a thought.
I'm on Windows 10 64 bit, 21H2 Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4180.0 and Start10 never interfered with Dragon in the slightest. Start11 won't tolerate it.
I'm aware of the difficulties in working around the strictures of the Windows Start menu, especially in Windows 11, but I don't think breezily dismissing all of we Dragon users as a tiny minority is fair or necessarily accurate.
I'd be delighted to hear of any progress towards finally identifying the cause of the Explorer crashes, especially when Dragon is a part of the mix.
What a pity that Mr RickE123, above, didn't publicly reveal his magical "fix". Did he, perchance, share it with you guys privately? If so, what did he say?
I like and applaud your products; I do hope I don't end up as bitter as some of the earlier posters on this thread appear to have become!
Please make Start11 work properly, and especially with Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Now that Microsoft owns it, it may well become much more prevalent in the near future. We're all just hoping MS doesn't screw it up as they all too often do. It'll probably end up as part of Cortana, God help us all.
But for now, Dragon version 15 is terrific and the overwhelming leader in its market space, having been developed for years and improving with every version and IMHO definitely worth supporting. (Don't forget, many of its users, those who aren't wealthy doctors or lawyers, are in fact people with physical disabilities who need its assistance.)
Best wishes from Fremantle, Western Australia