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#1 Sergey "hb860"

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:17

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.

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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#2 insanelyapple

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:20

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



#3 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:23

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".



#4 Lord Method Man

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:25

Will this work with Windows 7??



#5 shozilla

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:26

lol.... 

 

people complain that they want start button back...

 

now this, they want it removed.

 

 

kids these days....



#6 astropheed

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:30

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).



#7 +Ryster

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:36

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.



#8 link6155

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:42

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

 



#9 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:50

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?



#10 HawkMan

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:50

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.

#11 HawkMan

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:51

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.

#12 billyea

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:52

On the up side, I like the name.



#13 freak180

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:52

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

http://winaero.com/d...oad.php?view.61



#14 Growled

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:54

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



#15 Lord Method Man

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 21:57

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.