Speed up Visual Studio 2003 Startup Time By Disabling the Splash Screen

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By Lowell Heddings on November 23rd, 2006

Visual Studio 2003 has a splash screen that is unnecessary and adds time to launching.

To disable this, simply right click on the shortcut to Visual Studio and choose Properties.

Add in the text /nosplash after the end of the Target line, as shown in the screenshot above.

No more splash screen.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/23/06
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