Have to fully agree with you LightStar. I really thought i would jump on WB11 as soon as possible, then i read comment after comment about how it is fecking up peeps setups in one shape or form, i understand this is still a Beta and these issues can be expected, Hell, i have even commissioned two Bespoke Windowblind creations as i thought "These Will Be Ready To Go" when WB11 hits, but due to the Beta, these Commissions are still untested in WB11, and will not be until we have a more Stable platform. Yes i am going to still purchase WB11 when it is ready as Stardock has been central to my customising needs. I will stick to Themes right now, and even after we have a Final WB11, i will create a balance between the two methods to change the look of my Desktops.
I can give a roadmap on this
1. If you run on an hdr enabled device you will probably have some bugs regardless.
2. If you have hdr disabled Beta 1 should work fine on you device
3. If you want hdr enabled you will need beta 2. BUT..... If you have an AMD graphics card you may experience some of the listed issues.
If you need hdr AND have AMD graphics then you should wait until beta 3 drops
If you are like me and have something along the lines of an NVida card then you will have a stable build of Windowblinds 11 with beta 2.
For me personally my biggest grip with Windowblinds 11 right now is more of the lack of support for explorer tabs more then software issues. I could disable explorer tabs but once I tried out the skin "7 for 10" by 2of3 I then decided it looked really good on Windows 11. I believe this skin really showcases how Windows 11 is supposed to be skinned. Too bad the explorer command bar can't be skinned as that would fix a lot of skins in itself, for now we have to rely on artists.
Hello Phoenix, really hope you are doing well mate, Thankyou for your road map bud but to keep with that metaphor, That is just too many Red Lights as i was hoping for a more Open Road if you get my meaning.
I really thought i would be up for this, but as it has been so long without WBs, and this is the killer, I Have learnt to live without it, (never thought i would ever say that) and brought my skillset of using and Porting Themes for use on current Operating Systems up to date. It has been a long year waiting for a working WB and a person like me who can not use there PC for long hours each day without customisation, Had to find other ways, Themes gave me what i needed and filled the hole left by No WB for Win 11. I am still going to buy WB 11, but only when it is a Final Release, and even then it will be just another customising tool in the box, were as in the past, it was central to my needs.
I do have and use hdr , and i do use Nvidia graphics cards too. Reading through the forum issues connected to WB11, peeps are having issues all over the place and not restricted to the 3 options you pointed out, Do not get me wrong mate, i am chuffed to bits the WB11 beta 2 is stable for you and others, but right now, it seems like too much work to make it work as required for me reading all the comments. I could just install another SSD and work through all the issues until i am happy, but my setup is complex enough already, giving me everything i need and more, So Why Feck With It If It Is Not Broken, and besides , that is what the Devs are paid to do, so i say let them get on with it and earn their money in the best way they know how. Brilliant to hear from you though bud.