Intro: I have identified a couple of major issues with Groupy and Windows 11 that have to be addressed as these particular issues are extremely irritating. A little further into this post I talk about a bug I posted about previously which is still yet to be fixed, but I would like to mention a much more problematic and noticeable bug I have been noticing with File Explorer (possibly others).
Both of the bugs I will be discussing below are circled and numbered in the screenshot image above...
Bug 1: When you are using File Explorer and you have opted to use the old Windows 10-style ribbon (this might be an issue with the default Windows 11-style as well) You get overlapped text of special tabs that popup and are drawn extending onto the titlebar area when you are in a File Explorer location such as a USB Drive, CD/DVD Drive, and various other special shell locations that initiate the location-specific functions available to you at that time. This often makes this special tab and it's text over/underlap with the tabs and their text of the Groupy combined titlebar.
Bug 2: A number of months ago, when Windows 11 was still available only to Windows Insider Developers, I originally posted about the issues with Groupy and how the first tab in a app/window group doesn't conform to the new rounded UI window design when the first tab is selected and/or it's tab is being hovered over with the mouse from another tab (a different window focused for that group/application).
I seem to recall reading in one of the "What's New" that's released with every update featuring bug fixes and new features, that they claim to have resolved this issue, yet I still see it just the same as I did from the first time I booted into Windows 11 months ago now...
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Nostalgic Stardock Memories (bonus for Stardock employees reading pleasure and/or ego):
I've always been a fan of your guys' apps, Stardock; been a customer since the WindowBlinds 6-era (maybe WindowBlinds 7?) I'm referring to the version the where you guys managed to accurately re-create the Vista/Win7 aero-glass with real-time auto-refreshing blur, whereas all other attempts were either too slow and/or taxing on resources, looked like, well, crap, weren't usable in a real-world daily-driver usage scenario, or had been poorly attempted at replicating by simply making the whole window translucent without the blur using the alphablending capabilities using layered window APIs that had been around since the XP/2000-era.
I had installed it on my teachers laptop (whom I was close friends with, enough to be trusted to have free reign on her school supplied laptop) and at some point her laptop needed some updates I believe and ended up in the school Tech Department (where I also was a volunteer at, even though I was a student) All of the guys in the Tech Department had their minds blown by the fact her Windows XP laptop appeared to be running Windows 7 with aero-glass and all and they couldn't figure out how I had done it. I shared with them that I had installed a paid version of your guys' WindowBlinds software to achieve this for her. They didn't think it was even possibly up until that point... Heh.. Just thought I'd share a little memory I have from high school from almost 15 years ago now.