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Save time in Visual Studio by skipping the splash screen

Visual Studio, by default, displays a splash screen on start-up.  I have noticed through the versions this is getting longer and longer.  The splash screen just displays the branding information of Visual Studio and also includes information (if supplied) for all packages installed.  This information can take sometime to display and I and my fellow developers do not want to see this every time Visual Studio is started.  It is basically preferred instead to get right to the job at hand and start coding.

The display of the splash screen can be turned off by passing the /nosplash parameter to devenv.exeThe difference I have seen (as to my machine spec) is considerable and on other machines it will vary.

I have also tried this with the SQL Server Management Studio with the same effects.  So, don’t splash! play sensibly Winking smile !


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