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Since I don't really like any splash screen and I didn't find such info for GIMP, how can I disable the GIMP version 2.8 splash screen?

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sudo sed -i 's/^Exec=[^ ]*/& --no-splash/' /usr/share/applications/gimp.desktop

The sed script inserts the --no-splash flag right after the executable's name, this way disabling the splash screen.

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sudo sed 's/^Exec=[^ ]*/& -s/' /usr/share/applications/gimp.desktop
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Just a small tip to enhance: sudo sed -i 's/Exec=[^ ]*/& -s/' /usr/share/applications/gimp.desktop – janos Jun 22 '12 at 13:38
Thanks :) And it touched TryExec also, I've fixed this too :) – int_ua Jun 22 '12 at 14:08
You're welcome! Finally, using s/^Exec=[^ ]*/& -s/ is better than s/^Exec=[^ ]* /&-s / because it will work more generally, for example even if the Exec line doesn't have a space at all (command with no args) – janos Jun 22 '12 at 14:13
yeah, thanks :) – int_ua Jun 22 '12 at 16:13
Can you publish the answer? I'll accept it and it'll avoid other members thinking it's still unanswered :) – int_ua Jun 22 '12 at 16:15

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