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Re: Prevent Info Screen on Emacs Startup

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Prevent Info Screen on Emacs Startup
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 00:42:17 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Ken Goldman <address@hidden> writes:

> My standard answer to startup complaints is to use the emacs client/server
> model.  Start up emacs once and then leave it running forever as a server.
> Edit new files using the emacs client.
> This solves all the typical "slow startup" complaints as well as your splash
> screen issue.

Using the emacs client stuff is good. However, to answer the OPs original
question, you can disable the splash screen with a command line switch (I think
it might be -no-splash or something similar). 

You can probably get rid of it through customize or X resources as well.
However, I'm not sure as I've never bothered (because I don't start emacs that
often - leave it running for weeks at a time).


> Joe Hesse wrote:
>> I have emacs 22.0.990.1.  Using Fedora 7 with Gnome.
>> When I start emacs from a command shell under Gnome, like:
>> $ emacs myfile.txt &
>> the emacs editor starts with an info screen.  I can get rid of the info
>> screen with ctrl-l.
>> I would prefer that this info screen not be there and I am immediately
>> editing myfile.txt.  How do I do this?

tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au

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