Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.556
Start11 v1.16 - Windows 10 style
Let Start11 enhance the taskbar - on (I think)
Taskbar buttons should be combined - whatever is default
Unfortunately, I found the v1.2 beta unusable and had to revert to v1.11 (hence, uncertain about a couple of the above settings). The main reason is that it doesn't cope with a hidden taskbar, which has always been by normal setting in Windows.
> v1.16 - With Hide Taskbar selected, when moving the mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen, the taskbard does not appear at all. The Start menu was only available by pressing the keyboard Start button.
> v1.11 - There is also an issue with hidden taskbar in this version. When moving the mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen in the region of the system tray, the taskbar does not appear. This was actually a bug in Windows 11 itself during the beta stage but was fixed prior to the final release.
Other issues I have with v1.11 relating to the Windows 10 style menu that remain in v1.16..
> When opening a grouped Start menu folder, scrolling through the menu becomes inhibited. If the group is near the top of the menu, scrolling is frozen. If the group is near the bottom of the visible menu, scrolling then shifts the menu to hide whatever was below it, and is then frozen.
> The thumbnail icons on the group folder are in random order and don't reflect the order the icons appear inside the group. So for example, I see a programme I want that appears first on the group folder and so when I open the folder I expect to move my cursor to the first item, but instead, it could be anywhere. As far as I'm aware, in Windows 10 itself, the thumbnail order on the folder is always the same as the icon order within the group.
> Some issues getting the correct icons to appear for certain menu items, most of which I could work around by altering the associated shortcuts. But for iCloud (for me, I just want iCloud Shared Albums), there doesn't seem any way of getting an icon to appear in the Start11 menu, I just get an empty grey box.
Despite the issues, I am generally impressed with Start11 and it is really the only reason I was able to comfortably upgrade to Windows 11. Hopefully some or all of the above issues can be addressed, particularly the hidden taskbar issues, or else I will have to remain on v1.11.
Just to confirm, hidden taskbar does now work again in v1.17, but the prior problem remains in that if the mouse cursor is in the area of the system tray, the taskbar does not pop up.
The other previous issues also remain regarding scrolling after opening a folder group, thumnail icon order, and menu icons for some programs such as iCloud.