Start11 v1.2 beta brings back Taskbar ungrouping and more in Windows 11

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Stardock released v1.2 beta of Start11 today. Start11 is a program that allows users to customize the Windows Start menu and taskbar for Windows 10 and 11 and can make the Start menu appear as it did in previous versions of Windows, enhancing the experience with new features and functionality.

Start11 v1.2 beta focuses specifically on enhancing the Windows 11 experience by re-building the taskbar from the ground up to add new functionality. With this release, users will be able to ungroup items on their taskbar with their windows centered or left-aligned.

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“The new taskbar features are designed to deliver functionality from previous versions of Windows but make them look and feel native to Windows 11,” said Brad Sams, VP and General Manager of Stardock Software. “With our new taskbar experience, we have created a foundation for bringing additional functionality to Windows 11 to further our mission to make Windows more personal and productive.”

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The enhanced multi-monitor support in the v1.2 beta allows the user to define window grouping for primary and secondary monitors so that the user can dial-in the perfect taskbar experience. Users will also be able to re-size the taskbar, allowing them to increase its height to make it easier to see all the windows on their taskbar.


  • All new taskbar experience that allows you to ungroup windows on the taskbar in Windows 11
  • New option to left-align the Start button but keep application icons centered while grouped or ungrouped.
  • Ability to drag a file to an open app on the taskbar and have it open the file.
  • Enhanced multi-monitor taskbar support to independently define window grouping on secondary monitors.
  • Ability to resize the taskbar to increase its height – great for users with lots of app running

To download the beta, users can login to their Stardock account, where the beta is available in the software section.

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Start11 is currently available for $5.99. There is an upgrade option for users of Start8 and Start10, it is also included with Object Desktop. For more information, visit

Object Desktop includes programs such as Fences, Start10, Groupy, SoundPackager, DeskScapes, and Multiplicity.

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