Start Killer

Start Killer

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Average User Rating:
out of 8 votes
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Date Added:
July 06, 2004
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
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Additional Requirements:
Windows (all)

Editors' review

Load this application to hide the Windows Start button, but expect little gain from that extra inch of space. Start Killer has no interface except for a single options dialog. This program simply removes the Windows Start button from your desktop. It can load on system start or as an application. Users can still use CTRL-ESC to open the Start menu after using this utility. Start Killer can be configured to disable the Start menu. We didn't find much use for removing the Start button, but some users may find it saves them from accidentally clicking the menu open. This is a program in search of a need. Though every level of user can operate Start Killer, only experienced users need the extra inch of taskbar space freed by this freeware application.

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    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 0
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  • 4 stars

    "Handy Program If You Need It"

    September 09, 2011   |   By Eddoom

    Version: Start Killer 3.2


    Like the author above, I am too a minimalist when it comes to my desktop but I hide the taskbar and menu bars. I see no use to display either. This program is works very well though.


    None cons that I can think of except it is kind of unnecessary.


    Great for minimalists like me.

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  • 5 stars

    "Nifty Little Program"

    September 07, 2011   |   By brw36027

    Version: Start Killer 3.2


    Does what it says. Working perfectly on Win7 x64


    None so far.


    I was pleasantly surprised when I found this program. I am an avid minimalist when it comes to my desktop and this utility has definitely found a place in my heart. Be aware that it will ask if it can install additional software (toolbar, etc...) I simply unchecked that option and continued with the install.

    Updated on Sep 13, 2011

    In response to DBone20's question, Task Manager indicates it is using 244k of memory.

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