Important applications take the liberty of automatically starting just about the time you reach the desktop. Some of them don’t even offer a choice to disable this function, and one management method is done through registry entries. In this regard, Registry RunEye wants to help you clean and customize the list of startup items.

First of all, the application is good to go from the moment download is done, because it’s not packed inside an installer to take any time or effort. As such, it can also be carried around on a thumb drive in case you want to perform startup analysis on other computers besides your own. System registry entries might get modified, but these are related to startup items.

As soon as you launch the application, a pretty cool window shows up, not that it sports any particular visual styles, but the slight transparency level applied makes it blend with any desktop configuration. There’s the list of active startup items enlisted by name, value, and key location in system registry entries.

All operations are performed from the context menu. It holds various entries, such as refreshing the list, creating a new value, exporting the list, or opening Registry Editor at the specific item. Note that these options are available in empty space, but there are also specific item options to use.

Selecting an item from the list lets you edit it, back up the whole list, remove, kill the corresponding active process, or open the file folder. Unfortunately, the application’s detection ratio isn’t really efficient, being able to detect only a fraction of startup items you might have configured, for instance shortcuts inside the Startup folder.

All things considered, we can state that Registry RunEye is a practical startup manager, but only if you’re sure these items which start with Windows have an associated registry entry created. On the other hand, it allows you to fully take control over existing items, and even add new programs.