Categories Geeky/Programming How To Speed Up Visual Studio Start Up Post author By Steve Novoselac Post date January 5, 2009 4 Comments on How To Speed Up Visual Studio Start Up Add /nosplash to the end of your visual studio shortcuts.. also you can also go to tools->options and change the startup to an empty environment to speed up open times Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditPocketEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related Tags Development, Visual Studio, VS2005, VS2008 By Steve Novoselac Director of Digital Technology @TrekBikes, Father, Musician, Cyclist, Homebrewer View Archive → ← Programmatically creating Excel (XLS) Files, as XML files – Things to Keep In Mind → Trends for GMail? 4 replies on “How To Speed Up Visual Studio Start Up” How significant of an improvement is hiding the splash screen? I detest splash screens that pointless delay the application start vs. just being something to look at while the application naturally starts in the background. I’m very surprised and disappointed in Microsoft that Visual Studio’s splash screen is actually an application delayer. MonoDevelop’s splash screen is a useful/appropriate one, as it shows a progress bar indicating how far along it is in the application load process. My biggest “starting Visual Studio” annoyance is the frequent “Visual Studio 2008 is configuring the environment for first time use” message. I suspect it has something to do with our wonky roaming profile configuration at work. Looking at that message for a minute a handful of times a week is very obnoxious. LikeLike Wow, my start time went from 30-45 seconds to < 10. What an improvement. Thanks for this simple (yet affective) tip! LikeLike […] HOW TO SPEED UP VISUAL STUDIO START UP http://blog.stevienova.com/2009/01/05/how-to-speed-up-visual-studio-start-up/ […] LikeLike […] HOW TO SPEED UP VISUAL STUDIO START UP http://blog.stevienova.com/2009/01/05/how-to-speed-up-visual-studio-start-up/ […] LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.