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How do I enable a startpage in shotwell. I don't like my photos to be shown when opening shotwell. I want it so show an image previously selected, and It should only shows my photos after clicking "Library".

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Unfortunately it's not possible to do this at the minute and there seems to be no hidden settings that come to light when using gsettings or dconf-editor to examine the available schemas and keys. However, to show the available schemas and keys, enter

gsettings list-recursively | grep -i shotwell

It seems that Shotwell always loads the library as the first item; there is no way to workaround the feature at the moment.

A new version of Shotwell (0.13) came out very recently, but there is no mention of this as a feature in the changelog or in any of the other previous release details.

Looking through the feature requests, there is one similar request to yours from 2 years ago here at yorba.org, which proposed that Shotwell should 'show events on startup instead of photos'. There has been no action taken on the request, so I don't think it is a priority with the developers.

At the present minute there doesn't seem to be a way of doing it unfortunately, and one of the developers, Eric Yorba, is a member of this site, so he will probably confirm this.

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Let me confirm that the above is correct. We do accept patches, of course, so if this is something you'd like to see, get hacking! –  MrEricSir Sep 24 '12 at 18:24

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