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About Startup Manager

As the name suggest, Startup Manager is a program that provides you the possibility to manage the Windows startup procedure.
It offers you the possibility to control which programs automatically start up and more.

The project is created by Glenn Van Loon back in August 2005. A couple of months later it already was a very useful piece of software. Glenn then decided to get the project hosted on and release its source code. From then on, Startup Manager is known on sourceforge as st-m.

Is it all for free?

Startup Manager (st-m) is an opensource project, this means you can download it for free and the source-code is available too.

The project is available under the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License (gpl). We chose to use this license to give anyone the opportunity to alter the program to fit their own needs, but at the same time garantee these changes are available for free to anyone too.

Contribute to the project

We always welcome feedback and contributions. You don't need to be a developer to help out, but if you are, you can help us by fixing bugs in our code or building new functionality into it.

If you are a regular user, we encourage you to let us know about any problems you encounter and to provide us with suggestions for improvement. You can do so by submitting a tracker item or creating a topic in the forum.

And if we are looking for special help, we post a job on sourceforge. Currently we are looking for translators.

The framework

Rather than using an existing framework such as mfc or borland's, or making use of plain win api, we chose to make use of an opensource framework called Win32++. It provides all basic features needed to create a clean, object orientated Windows application and also some more advanced features such as splitter bars, custom drawn rebars and custom drawn menu bars.

The owner of this project is our very own developer David Nash. He contributes to Startup Manager by keeping the framework synchronised with the latest version of Win32++ and implementing new features to its interface.



We are proud to be the first OpenCandy partner.
It is a recommendation network for applications and tries to get the right software to the right people. This is achieved by inserting an extra page in the installer where another application is recommended and offered to be downloaded and installed.

OpenCandy's goal is to fuel innovation and prosperity in the software community, and deliver the best applications to the right users.

About this website

Our goal was to provide a fresh and modern looking design. The website uses Wordpress as backend and is designed by George French (aka Deimnos). And it is entirely w3c valid.

This website is hosted by 1 & 1 Internet inc. and is available through all thanks to George who donated some of his webspace and the domain name.

Any questions or suggestions concerning this website can be sent to

Valid for all the content on this website: Copyright © 2007-2008, Startup Manager contributors