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bug#9248: 23.2; Welcome screen

From: David De La Harpe Golden
Subject: bug#9248: 23.2; Welcome screen
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 17:11:30 +0100
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> When starting emacs with a filename as a command line parameter, the
> "Welcome to GNU Emacs" screen is displayed along the buffer that
> displays the content of the said file.  I guess you consider it a
> "feature", but please be aware that I find it very annoying.

You can turn it off. The option to hide the startup screen permanently is actually presented on the startup screen, just sets the customization inhibit-startup-screen, or you can use

M-x customize-variable inhibit-startup-screen


> Is it wise to set this as the default?

Not something I tend to use, but it's not much different to the getting started tips a bunch of other gui applications pop up by default, shrug.

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