Blend: Show or hide Welcome screen at Blend start-up

Welcome screen in Blend application is useful to quickly create the projects and quickly access the recent projects developed using Blend application. If you disable to open welcome screen at Blend application start-up; welcome screen will not appear whenever you open the application.

This article explains how to enable or disable Welcome screen at start-up.

This article applies to:

  • Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio 2012

Step (1). Open Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio application.

Step (2). If the Welcome screen is enabled to show, Blend will display the Welcome screen.

Step (3). If the Welcome screen is not displayed, click on Help menu item. Blend will display a pull-down menu.

Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio - Help menu

Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio – Help menu

Step (4). From pull-down menu, click on Welcome screen to display the “Welcome screen”.

Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio - Welcome screen

Microsoft Blend for Visual Studio – Welcome screen

Step (5).  Check the check-box Run at startup to show the “Welcome screen” at Blend application start-up.

If you don’t want to show the “Welcome screen” at application start-up, un-check the Run at startup check box.

Remember that these changes will effect when you re-open the Blend application.

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