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In Windows 8, Microsoft removed the Start button. I've upgraded to Windows 10 and the Start button has made an appearance again.
I've checked the taskbar context menu and it allows me to remove:
- Search bar/icon
- Task View button
- Touch keyboard button
In System Settings > Notifications & Actions > Turn system icons on or off, I see:
- Input indicator
- Action Center
None of which I want to remove. I find it a bit ridiculous that you can remove the clock as well as all the other icons but not the Start button.
I'd prefer not installing a third-party app for this purpose if possible, however I am open to the idea of it. Covering up that square of my screen is not an acceptable solution as it does not allow me to gain that square of screen real estate on my taskbar.
Is there a way to remove the Start button?