I posted somewhere else and it seems to have vanished or I'm just getting that old. Is it possible to change the way Fences works with Start11? Specifically , that when I add a Fence to the Start11 panel, it is no longer on my desktop? It seems kind of redundant, otherwise. I'm sure that they are both optimized for Windows 11 and don't use a lot of resources but wouldn't making that change could also lighten the load?
No but one of the conveniences of having them in both places is that you can get to a Fences via the Start11 menu from anywhere (thus not as redundant as you might expect).
If you wanted to not \ see any number of Fences on your Desktop, you could use quick-hide and exclude certain fences from it. For example:
Those 'hidden' Fences would still appear in Start11 but on the desktop.
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