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Should I remove Skip Metro Suite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,312
United States Rank #34,179
Reach 0.0058%


VersionDistribution 94.78% 2.61% 0.87%
1.1.1 0.87%
1.1 0.87%

Skip Metro Suite


Skip Metro Suite is a software program developed by Sergey Tkachenko. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 7 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. While about 31% of users of Skip Metro Suite come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: winaero.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\skip metro suite
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Skip Metro Suite\uninst.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Skip Metro Suite

  • ToggleDesktopControl.exe (by http://winaero.com) - Skip Metro Suite Settings
  • toggledesktopservice.exe (by http://winaero.com) - toggledesktopservice
  • ToggleDesktop.exe - ToggleDesktop
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • toggledesktopservice.exe runs as a service named 'ToggleDesktop' (ToggleDesktop) "Win+D for your Start Screen".

How do I remove Skip Metro Suite?

You can uninstall Skip Metro Suite from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Skip Metro Suite, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Skip Metro Suite.

Win 10 98%
Win 7 (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.13%
Windows 7 0.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 24.35%
Windows 8 23.48%
Windows 8 Pro 18.26%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 13.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.83%
Windows 10 Home 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.91%
  Germany 21.82%
  Italy 13.64%
  United Kingdom 7.27%
  Canada 3.64%
  Australia 2.73%
  Austria 2.73%
  France 1.82%
  Japan 1.82%
  Spain 1.82%
  Poland 1.82%
  Dominican Republic 0.91%
  Belgium 0.91%
  Russia 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
ASUS 17.05%
Acer 12.50%
Dell 9.09%
Lenovo 7.95%
Toshiba 7.95%
Medion 6.82%
Samsung 6.82%
Sony 2.27%
American Megatrends 2.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.83%
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.91%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 1.94%
Acer AO756 1.94%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.94%
ASUSTeK CM6870 1.94%


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