Originally published 2008-01-31

Disabling the Annoying Emacs Startup Message

Since upgrading to emacs 22, I've noticed a couple of things. 1) the colors are really nice. Really, really nice. 2) Every time I start it, it shows me an annoying message about GNU. I like GNU as much as the next guy, but when I start emacs I want to see the file I opened right away, not some stupid startup mesasge.

The solution is to add the following to ~/.emacs:

(setq inhibit-splash-screen t)

Yay! No more bullshit start up message!