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#46 OP Sergey "hb860"

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:06

^^Thank you guys!

A question, when we run the app and set it to run at startup, will it be possible to remove the icon from the notification area? ... I just don't like apps showing up there, if we click the original downloaded file we can have it pop up again?

I will implement this behavior.


#47 +FaiKee

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:26

lmao, now when we see a windows with start button, it could be a win8 with StartIsBack(or ClassicShell, or whatever),

when we see a windows without start button, it could be win8.1 with StartIsGone. :laugh:

 

It's a good job, hb860 and Tihiy!! :) 



#48 Anthony Tosie

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:28

Always good to have options for those who want it. Nice job, Sergey -- can't say I'll use it, but I may give it a shot to see if I prefer it (I just press the Windows key anyway).



#49 Sicarius123

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:18

Excellent, will be installing this when I install 8.1. I have a few programs pinned to my taskbar and don't want to lose the real estate to a useless start button I wont click. I have a start button on my keyboard and built into my screen (Helix), and haven't missed the taskbar button even on desktops for a second.



#50 OP Sergey "hb860"

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 20:09

^^Thank you guys!
I will implement this behavior.


Guys, as I promise, here is an update.
StartIsGone v2.0
Added multiple monitors support :)
Added tray context menu option to hide the tray icon.
GS7e883.png
Download link is the same: click

#51 +Nik L

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 20:19

Thank you for coming back and continuing development in the face of all the arrogant ###### who gave you crap!



#52 Blueclub

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 20:37

Guys, as I promise, here is an update.
StartIsGone v2.0
Added multiple monitors support :)
Added tray context menu option to hide the tray icon.
GS7e883.png
Download link is the same: click

Thank you!



#53 +Brando212

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 20:39

gotta love you guys at WinAero, you guys always come up with some of the greatest utilities :)



#54 chrisj1968

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 20:40

For those wondering what's the point of this, especially after so many calls to bring the Start button back, it's for when

you're using a 3rd party add-on like Classic Shell, that brings back the full traditional Start menu, the new Start button

is redundant, as it appears underneath the 3rd party Start button, and can be clicked on accidentally.

 

I tried that with my classic shell. the MS version start button is gone!



#55 blade1269

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 07:45

We got a start button and not the start menu!

#56 Richard C.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:55

As long as StartisBack and similar apps still work in 8.1 I really don't see the problem, while the MS solution is not to everyone's tastes, there are plenty of apps out there that solve this problem, and this is just another of those apps, try and refrain from start menu vs start screen arguments please.



#57 OP Sergey "hb860"

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 23:22

StartIsGone v2.1.0.0 is available!
Fixed the issue with empty space at the right side of task buttons.
Please re-download.

#58 Blueclub

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 13:45

StartIsGone v2.1.0.0 is available!
Fixed the issue with empty space at the right side of task buttons.
Please re-download.

Thank you for working on this, just downloaded it today. Waiting to try it out on the 18th.



#59 Blueclub

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 12:18

Windows 8.1 looks good.

 

Thank you for the handy utility, it is working great!



#60 Crimson Rain

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 13:12

effin hate this start button.

Anyway to remove it PERMANENTLY instead of having to run a program at startup?

Can we configure startisgone to auto start -> remove the button -> auto exit?