Start Killer

Start Killer 7.0

A program that can hide the start button and disable the start menu
5.0  (4 votes)
7.0 (See all)

This application is a great utility that was developed in order to get some more space in Windows taskbar, by erasing from sight the Star menu button. This will make room in your Taskbar by removing the Start button.

I know you are asking yourself what if I don't want to remove it? The Start button really is not erased, it is only hidden and can be displayed again by closing Start Killer, just as easy as that. Even as invisible the Start menu will still be available by pressing the windows key on the keyboard or the combination of CTRL+ESC.

StartKiller by default places an icon in the system tray. The system tray icon can be removed by opening the settings dialog box In or use combination keys: CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F12 to open and uncheck the system tray icon option.

The user chooses different options right-click on icon to open the settings window or to close Start Killer.

Some minimum requirements are as much as having Internet Explorer 4 installed, and any Windows system except for Vista.

Raul Iniguez
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Review summary


  • Makes space
  • Removes Start Button from Windows


  • Mac and Windows Vista are not supported
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