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How to disable the welcome screen from Eclipse?
« on: November 28, 2013, 02:51:13 PM »

We are developing a SDK kit with eclipse and in that everytime we open eclipse with new workspace it just shows up the welcome screen. Is there anyway we can follow to completely remove it from the eclipse? Can someone give me the steps which we need to follow for the same?

Is there anyway to do it by just adding some arguments in eclipse.ini file or so?

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Re: How to disable the welcome screen from Eclipse?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 01:41:07 AM »
As far my knowledge there is no command line argument which can be passed to get rid of the Welcome screen in Eclipse. You can very well do it for Splash screen but not the welcome screen. If you want to disable splash screen from eclipse then you just need to insert the command as -nosplash in your eclipse.ini file. Check if you have the option like -showsplash, if it's there then remove it and add the -nosplash option to disable the splash screen.

So, that's easy with splash screen now what about the welcome screen? As I said it's not possible with eclipse.ini file then what should we do? Eclipse developed in a way that everyone can decouple the features and use it with our implementations which is called as plugins. Yes, the welcome screen itself is a plugin in your eclipse. All we need to do now is simply remove the plugin out and the welcome screen will not show up. Follow the below steps mentioned to remove the welcome screen from your eclipse,

STEP 1: Go to the eclipse home folder -> Go to plugins folder.

STEP 2: Search for org.eclipse.ui.intro.universal and remove it from the folder.

STEP 3: Now try to startup your eclipse with the new workspace and you can see that the welcome screen will not show up anymore.

STEP 4: If you wanted to play around with the welcome screen to add in your own implementations then Eclipse help will be the right place! Follow this link -

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