Chameleon Startup Manager

Chameleon Startup Manager

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Video tutorial and screenshots

  • Item Settings
  • General Settings
  • Main Window
  • About Window
  • Programs Delay Window
  • Options Window
  • Main Menu
  • Main Window
  • Create Restore Point

Editorial review

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Margie Smeer Senior editor

Chameleon Startup Manager is a powerful utility that gives you full control over which programs run at Windows startup. Stopping programs from starting at the same time with the Windows system can improve the overall Windows startup speed. Unfortunately, performing this task manually is quite difficult, as it requires experience or advanced computer operating knowledge.
The good news is that by using Chameleon Startup Manager, this task gets to be very simple and easy, and it can be performed by anyone.

Chameleon Startup Manager is not only an easy-to-use tool that comes with a very neat, simple and intuitive interface, but also a powerful application that offers a lot of handy features, functions and options. For example, it lets you configure a fixed or automatic delayed startup for certain programs. There’s no need to remove them completely from the Windows startup in order to improve the system startup speed, you can use this function and only delay their startup.

Another great thing about Chameleon Startup Manager is that it features real-time monitoring of the startup in order to notify you as soon as a program adds itself to the startup list. Therefore keeping a close eye on the startup list gets really easy. Customizable launch conditions and parameters, black lists, or personalized startup configurations are also supported. As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to consider this tool as being one of the best solutions if you need to control the system startup entries.


  • Customizable interface (supports themes).
  • Easy-to-use.
  • Allows delaying the startup of specific programs.


  • None.
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What's new in version 2.6

Service manager;
Disable new programs automatically;
Select the autorun profile at Windows start-up;
15 types of tasks and 11 available launch conditions;
Autorun programs with a delay period after Windows starts up;
Support for Windows XP x64 edition/2003 x64 edition/Vista

Publisher's description

Chameleon Startup Manager is a Windows startup, schedule, service and task manager that accelerates Windows startup, ensures that the operating system is more stable and allows you to run various tasks with the possibility to specify the launch condition. It disables any startup programs and fully controls startup by selecting the programs to be launched, while customizing the startup settings (ie how often and when programs should be launched, etc). Chameleon Startup Manager automatically monitors and reports back if new programs have been added to the startup list, while a manager provides advanced details on running applications. The program also offers full support for the Windows x64 edition and Vista.

Chameleon Startup Manager allows you to specify various tasks to be run (15 types - switch off the computer, start a program, stop Winamp, etc.), launch conditions for them (11 types - if Windows is idle, after a program is started, etc.) and on what days and how many times to run them.

When programs are installed on your computer, different and unnecessary applications are often added to the startup list. There can be dozens of such applications, and their simultaneous operation results in slow startup of your computer and considerably reduces its performance. It is possible to enhance efficiency by removing or temporarily disabling those startup programs that are not required. It is also possible to accelerate and better manage Windows startup by launching required programs at regular intervals or after a specified application, instead of starting them concurrently with the operating system.

Either at Windows startup or specified intervals, Chameleon Startup Manager automatically checks if new programs have been added to the startup list. If it finds such programs, it displays a warning to remove them from the startup list if they are not required.

You can create startup profiles and test different configurations by loading saved profiles.

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