Start11 Release Candidate 2 arrives with tons of new customization options

Arif Bacchus

The folks at Stardock just keep on working to improve Start11 by giving you more ways to tweak Windows 11 to your own liking. Just announced on October 14 is the Release Candidate 2 update, delivering tons of new customization options for the software.

At the top of the list of changes is the ability to change individual tile colors for the Windows 10 menu style in Start11. You also can now hide the recently installed applications list for both Windows 10 and 11 menu styles. In addition, new is the optional full-screen menu for Windows 10 and 11 styles, and the ability to hide the “recent document list” in the Windows 11 menu style. Some other changes and critical fixes can be seen below.

  • Enhanced support for wider tile groups in Windows 10 style menu
  • Added option to change icon size on Win10 and Win11 menus
  • Options to adjust icon sizing for Windows 10/11 style menus
  • Animations now support 240hz
  • Tweaked quick access link popup menus to resolve an issue where they may not close on loss of focus correctly
  • Tweaked quick access link popup menus to not cause a menu close when closing one and opening another via clicking directly
  • Rearranging quick access shortcuts list in Win10/11 styles now saves the changes correctly
  • Fixed scrolling on menus using MS precision touchpad

Just last week, Stardock released Release Candidate 1 update for Start 11, bringing back the ability to move the Taskbar to the top of the screen. Keep in mind, though, that this is still a release candidate, and you might end up experiencing some bugs. You can buy Start11 here for $5. and if you’ve Start8 and Start10, you will also have an upgrade option.