As we approach the public release of Windows 11, several developers are introducing tools to customize the operating system. Recently, we saw popular software company Stardock launch the Start11 app that brings back the classic Start menu UI in Windows 11. Now StartIsBack, which is a popular startup replacement app for previous versions of Windows, has announced a version of preview your app for Windows 11 Now you can get the Start menu and taskbar design of Windows 10 and Windows 7 on the upcoming Windows 11 operating system.
The new StartIsBack view for Windows 11 allows users to customize the design of the taskbar and make it similar to the design of Windows 10 or 7. That too add the classic system tray layout from previous versions of Windows, replacing the more simplified system tray user interface of Windows 11. In addition, users will also be able to change the Windows icon to the Start menu and even change the style of the Ribbon Explorer Files.
Now, as the name suggests, StartIsBack emphasizes customization of the Start menu in Windows 11. So, with the app, users can turn the Windows 11 Start menu into Windows 7 Start menu. They will have three options for the menu theme Start – Windows 11 suitable, Kinda Windows 10 and Remastered Windows 7. You can check the side-by-side comparison of all three Start menu designs attached below.
In addition, it allows users to customize the design of the Start Menu UI with options to add sharp and rounded corners. Users can also opt for the complete design of Windows 7 Start. In addition, they also have the option to customize the start menu color from the system theme, which is really cool.
In addition, the developers claim that the app is designed to be more resource efficient than Windows 11’s built-in Start Menu and Taskbar. So, in a funny way, StartIsBack really could improve Windows 11 performance on laptops or desktops. The developers say they created the Windows 11 viewer app from scratch. Also, it will only work on Windows 11.
So if you are a Windows Insider running the latest version of Windows 11 Beta or Dev, you can go to the official StartIsBack website to get the app. However, the developer claims it will work better on the Windows 11 Beta channel than on the Dev channel. Now, although the app is a free trial for all users, it’s worth mentioning that you’ll eventually need to purchase a license after the end of the free period in November.