StartBtn Renamer2.02

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Simple utility to rename the [Start] button in Windows XP

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StartBtn Renamer is a lightweight utility designed to rename the Start button of Windows XP. It sports very basic functionality but this may be due to the fact that it was mostly built for fun purposes.

By default, Windows XP’s button is called ‘Start’ and can be modified by tackling the system registry. An alternative to this (if you’re a beginner) is StartBtn Renamer, which performs these adjustments without much effort.

As its name might imply, the application replaces the ‘Start’ label with a word of your choice. It does not require installation and features an extremely simple interface that hosts only two fields.

In the first one, you will find the current label of the start button (it’s automatically recognized), while the second one is directed to the user. You can enter anything you want in this field, as long as it’s a word and not a phrase.

The possibility to customize the font and color of the text would have been a nice addition, but unfortunately, there’s no such option. Instead, it preserves the original settings of the start button label.

It would also have been nice if it came with an option to change the logo attached to the label or with an undo feature. However, reverting the operation is quite simple: just enter the word ‘Start’ in the ‘New Label’ box and you’re back to the old XP settings.

On an ending note, StartBtn Renamer could undergo a major makeover so as to include more customization options. However, this is unlikely, taking into consideration that it hasn’t received updates in a long time.

StartBtn Renamer was reviewed by Andreea Matei
Last updated on June 27th, 2013
StartBtn Renamer - StartBtn Renamer's main window allows you to enter a new text to be displayed on your Windows XP Start button.

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