Every time I open up emacs, I tend to get this text on my screen.. How do I permanently hide it? Thanks!
According to this related StackOverflow answer How do I change the scratch message in Emacs?, you can suppress the message by setting
(setq initial-scratch-message nil)
in your configuration. If you don't already have a personal configuration file (usually
~/.emacs.d/init.el you can create one, using
emacs or otherwise, and simply paste the command in verbatim, then save and exit. Next time you start
emacs, the scratch buffer should be empty.