Razer splash screen on a Windows 10 desktop

If you own a Razer mouse or keyboard, you’ve probably installed the Razer Synapse software. By default, it automatically pops up a “Razer” splash screen every time you boot your PC. Here’s how to stop the popup.

We performed this process with Razer Synapse 3. If you have an older version of Razer Synapse, the interface may look different.

To find the option, locate the green Razer icon in your notification area, right-click it, and select “Settings.” The icon may be hidden behind the up arrow to the left of your system tray icons.

Opening Razer settings from the system tray icon

Uncheck the “Show on Startup” option under Splash Screen here. The splash screen won’t appear when you sign into your PC.

Option to disable the Razer splash screen popup

That’s it—you don’t have to click anything else. Your changes are saved immediately.

You can now close the settings pane by clicking the X button at its top right corner and then close the Razer Synapse window.

Option to close Razer settings

If you still see the splash screen even after disabling this option, you likely have an outdated version of Razer Synapse installed. At one point, a bug caused the splash screen to appear even when this option was disabled.

Use the “Check for Updates” option in the notification icon’s context menu to check for any updates to Razer Synapse, Razer Cortex, and other latest software. Install the most recent versions to fix this problem.

Razer check for updates option in notification area

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