That that tabbed area is hard to work into themes that dont use color schemes similar to them. Those hard-coded white/brownish backgrounds are a headscratcher. Its probably why a lot of the skinners here have not messed with the windows 11 support much. I have tried my best with my 2 themes to work them in as best as I could. Now Im just hoping stardock sees the issue I posted about the color options for explorer background for auto light/dark mode. As of right now, we can only set the color that messes with both modes. Been trying to add in light/dark mode support into a new theme I have been working on. If I set explorer bg to white, its also white in dark mode. I think they missed the added color options for that in skin studio.
Your work on Windows 11 has been great. I thought Don also deserved some props for attempting it as well.
Windows 11 is a pain to develop for in general because it is like hitting a moving target. Not only do the developers have to perfect windowblinds 11 / start 11, they also have to keep up with these new "moment" updates. I.e.explorer tabs in the first and taskbar changes in the seccond.
I do hope Stardock develops off of your feedback since you are one of the first to truly try to skin Windows 11.