I Want the Quicken Splash Screen to Go Away

I have a few gripes about my technology today, but one that’s been bugging me for a long time is the Quicken splash screen.

It’s fine for an application to put up a splash screen during start-up, but Quicken’s is also pinned to the top of my desktop view. So if I switch to another application during the 10-15 seconds that Quicken takes to start, I can’t see anything else because the Quicken graphic is covering most of the center of my screen.

It’s one of those things that I believe programmers just shouldn’t do. Over on my new blog about programming (Soft-Speak), I plan to cover this type of issue as well as other rules I believe programmers should follow. Soft-Speak is based on my own personal experience as a working programmer.