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Neu B    93

Is there a setting for that? I don't want to install any 3rd party stuff.

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Hum    6,929

A small percentage of users who have upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 are now looking for a way to hide or disable the Start button in Windows 8.1. Unfortunately, as of now, there is no software designed to disable or hide the Start button in Windows 8.1.

 

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-disable-or-hide-start-button-in-windows-8-1/

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>Mai_    35

Oh, it's not a program that needs to be installed.

It is freeware, portable application which does not require .NET Framework or installation.

 

And I don't think there really is a conventional way to disable it

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Atomic Wanderer Chicken    1,585

LOL, there are 3 start buttons now, one on the keyboard, one in the charms and one on the task bar

 

 

To answer the question, I don't believe the start button can be disabled. 

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Active.    1,323

Is there a setting for that?

No.

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chrisj1968    1,415

A small percentage of users who have upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 are now looking for a way to hide or disable the Start button in Windows 8.1. Unfortunately, as of now, there is no software designed to disable or hide the Start button in Windows 8.1.

 

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-disable-or-hide-start-button-in-windows-8-1/

 

I use classic start menu. got rid of the 8.1 start menu

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Neu B    93

Thank you all. I'm thinking MS hates option LOL

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>Mai_    35

LOL, there are 3 start buttons now, one on the keyboard, one in the charms and one on the task bar

 

There was always 3 >.>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8FHdHNVlBc

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ShockD    112

They should totally add an option to disable it in their future updates. You're not the only one want it gone.

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xendrome    4,386

Ignore it? it was always there, the functionality, even in Windows 8. Why exactly is this an issue now that it is visible?

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>Mai_    35

Ignore it? it was always there, the functionality, even in Windows 8. Why exactly is this an issue now that it is visible?

 

Since there was always a button in the corner, some people prefer to have more space on their taskbar

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+warwagon    9,741

It's funny how the ones who wanted a way to have / turn a non hidden start button on were getting a bunch of crap from the ones that now want a way to turn it off! :laugh:

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Neu B    93

Ignore it? it was always there, the functionality, even in Windows 8. Why exactly is this an issue now that it is visible?

Do you not like to have options?

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Neu B    93

It's funny how the ones who wanted a way to have / turn a non hidden start button on were getting a bunch of crap from the ones that now want a way to turn it off! :laugh:

You need to be more specific. When you say "the ones", are you including me in that statement?

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+jamesyfx    352

Yeah, I would say that space is comparable to the gap on the right edge of the taskbar.

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nyolc8    158

LOL, there are 3 start buttons now, one on the keyboard, one in the charms and one on the task bar

To answer the question, I don't believe the start button can be disabled.

Actually now you can have 4 start button by placing the taskbar to the left, top, or right side of the screen. Then you'll have a start button on the taskbar, a startbutton in the bottom left corner, a startbutton on the charms bar, and the windows key on the keyboard :D

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xWhiplash    351

Really, how much extra space does this give you on the taskbar?  One icon more at best (which I doubt because the first icon was not on the left edge of the screen to begin with)?  Wow, that takes up SO much space.

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>Mai_    35

Really, how much extra space does this give you on the taskbar?  One icon more at best (which I doubt because the first icon was not on the left edge of the screen to begin with)?  Wow, that takes up SO much space.

The space is minimal, Windows 8 - http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/08/screenshot-36.jpg - See the gap between the left side and the IE icon?

 

Ricing.

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ambiance    67

I can live with the start button, but would like the option to turn it off.

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chrisj1968    1,415

I think what the OP is saying is; He doesn't want as an example, a car manufacturer telling him he can't customize his new car with custom rims. or even a skirt kit. or even blueprint his engine for a custm configuration even. um.. in an analogy sense

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Neu B    93

I think what the OP is saying is; He doesn't want as an example, a car manufacturer telling him he can't customize his new car with custom rims. or even a skirt kit. or even blueprint his engine for a custm configuration even. um.. in an analogy sense

First, don't ever say you think that you know what someone is trying to say. It makes you look, well, you know, no offense. All I wanted to know if there was an option to turn the button off, that is all.

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TAZMINATOR    11,914

The space is minimal, Windows 8 - http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/08/screenshot-36.jpg - See the gap between the left side and the IE icon?

 

You can make the icons sitting in center on the taskbar like some of us did it on Vista/Windows 7..  that way, we wouldn't worry about the odd space/gap on the left side.

 

like this:

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:)

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