If I were to take a guess I'd say you have a 2 in 1 laptop?
It has been a while since I used a 2 in 1 laptop but I remember a setting in taskbar settings (Windows OS) along the lines of "optimise for tablet" or "touch" if you disable that it should restore the taskbar
Thanks for replying. I don't see any "touch optimized" setting in Settings -> Personalization -> Taskbar, but this is an AOKZOE A1 (a handheld computer with a touchscreen). I did some Googling and I found this:
Turn On or Off Tablet-optimized Taskbar in Windows 11 Tutorial | Windows 11 Forum (elevenforum.com)
In Option 1 of their guide, I don't have the setting they highlight. Reading that thread, it seems that happens to other people too. But I did the registry tweaks to turn off "tablet optimized taskbar" in Options 2 and 3 (I did both because why not ). This seems to have fixed the issue with Start11.
Maybe Start11 needs to set these registry keys, to account for when Windows decides not to show that setting in Settings? I'll leave that to the developers.
Thanks romracer70555 for that link and info! I have a 2 in 1, Microsoft Surface Pro 8 with Windows 11, Bluetooth keyboard, no detachable Microsoft keyboard (that may make a difference).
Like you, Option 1 was not available. I went to "Option 2 Turn Off Tablet-optimized Taskbar" but the file wasn't available for download. Went to "Option 3 DisableTablet-Optimized Taskbar", downloaded the file and ran it (after saving a copy of the Registry). That didn't help, no change with the taskbar.
Then back to "Option 2 Turn Off Tablet-optimized Taskbar" and it showed the Registry path for making the change with the Registry Editor. I made that change and it worked, fixed the problem with the taskbar!!! Finally! Then I undid the change made by Option 3 to see if that made a difference and it didn't, Option 2 only fixes the problem. Here's what it looks like in Registry Editor:
Bottom line, that addition to the registry fixed my problem with Start11 not displaying the taskbar correctly.