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Remove the Start button in Windows 8.1 with StartIsGone

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After release of Windows 8.1 I found its Start button useless. Seriously, there are no issues for me if that button is not shown on the taskbar. Sure, I miss the old good Start menu. Start screen still cannot replace that menu for me, there is no doubt about that. So I decide to restore the behavior of Windows 8, without button.

 

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StartIsGone is my latest application which allows you to remove the Start Button in Windows 8.1 and get the extra space on the taskbar. It is fully native (no .NET required) lightweight zero-privileges portable program. The user interface of this program is just an icon in the system tray and the contextual menu.

Run the app, and the Start button will gone. Tick "Run at startup" and your Start button will be removed every time your Desktop shows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=k9vTM9cb_38

StartIsGone is available as a separate application for Windows 8.1 x86 and Windows 8.1 x64. The x86 version is not designed to work under Windows x64, it will tell you about this.

 

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Tell me, why? Seriously, i just don't understand why you can't just ignore the button... Besides, i think the Start tooltip that was present in Windows 8 was much worse than Start button in 8.1

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Tell me, why? Seriously

Like sticking a man on the moon or trying to cure cancer the answer is simply "because it's something to do".

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Will this work with Windows 7??

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lol.... 

 

people complain that they want start button back...

 

now this, they want it removed.

 

 

kids these days....

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Like sticking a man on the moon or trying to cure cancer the answer is simply "because it's something to do".

 

I think curing Cancer is more a, 'something you should do'. This is not something you should do, but more something you can do. Also, this is stupid, and curing Cancer isn't, neither is landing on the Moon (imo).

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I think curing Cancer is more a, 'something you should do'. This is not something you should do, but more something you can do. Also, this is stupid, and curing Cancer isn't, neither is landing on the Moon (imo).

 

The original poster can correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm guessing he doesn't have the necessary medical skills to cure cancer.

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Tell me, why? Seriously, i just don't understand why you can't just ignore the button... Besides, i think the Start tooltip that was present in Windows 8 was much worse than Start button in 8.1

 

I think my taskbar looks cleaner without the start button. You might as well say why you can't just ignore people who don't want the start button :p

 

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The windows 8 pop out hot corner button made more sense and was consistent with the whole OS unlike the start button, that's why.

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I am doing a major face palm at this. People want the start button back and demand start button software programs. Now Microsoft puts a start button back in Windows 8 and now people want to gone and software to remove?

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I am doing a major face palm at this. People want the start button back and demand start button software programs. Now Microsoft puts a start button back in Windows 8 and now people want to gone and software to remove?

News flash, far from everyone wanted the start button back. Some people did, mos people jus like complaining.

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This is a lot more useful!!! you can finally remove those damn folders out of computer

http://winaero.com/download.php?view.61

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On the up side, I like the name.

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I'm just not sure what is the purpose behind this program. It seems a bit useless to me.

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I'm just not sure what is the purpose behind this program. It seems a bit useless to me.

 

It is, but people are free to do as they choose.

 

If the majority were satisfied by Windows 8 we wouldn't have Windows 8.1, despite what the deranged Neowin denialists claim.

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lol.... 

 

people complain that they want start button back...

 

now this, they want it removed.

 

 

kids these days....

 

+1 Make up your damn minds. You can't have both.

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 I decide to restore the behavior of Windows 8, without button. 

Nice job! I can think of a few people who should appreciate this.  :laugh:

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I think it was the Start MENU that was complained about and wanted back. M$ went half way half baked it. Its just a half-a&&d start menu, which I would remove too if I didnt use a start menu replacement like pokki for example.

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Fantastic! I think I will actually upgrade to 8.1 now. I was not going to update at first because of the start button.

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Haters gonna hate, also choice is good even if most people won't want to get rid of the start button. :)

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nice utility.

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this is good.. it allows the removal of MS's start-screen-button and alows easy addition of a replacement start-menu button.

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In Windows 8.2, the Start Button will stay visible until Kinect 3 with mind reading technology detects that you want to click it. At that point, the Start Button will disappear.

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**** me, what's wrong with everyone?

 

* Some people wanted the start button back, not all

* Some people wanted the start menu back, not all

* Some people want the new start menu gone, not all

 

This guy has given people an app - for those who want it.

 

/ End of thread.  Really...

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I think curing Cancer is more a, 'something you should do'. This is not something you should do, but more something you can do. Also, this is stupid, and curing Cancer isn't, neither is landing on the Moon (imo).

:rofl:

 

It was a joke.

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