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  1. Open Eclipse
  2. Uncheck the box in the bottom right hand corner (Show every time)
  3. Close the welcome screen


  1. Run Eclipse Neon as an Administrator.
  2. When Eclipse starts up with the welcome screen, uncheck the bottom right hand corner box.
  3. Close the welcome screen from upper part with the 'x'.
  4. Close Eclipse Neon
  5. Reopen Eclipse. You will not see the welcome screen anymore. Worked for me!


By creating the following file in your empty workspace:


and fill it in with:



STEP 1: Go to the eclipse home folder -> Go to plugins folder.

STEP 2: Search for org.eclipse.ui.intro.universal and remove it from the folder.

STEP 3: Now try to startup your eclipse with the new workspace and you can see that the welcome screen will not show up anymore.


Another option is to create file in your workspace:


and insert:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<state reopen="false"/>


1 ) Go to Help Menu
2 ) Click on "Welcome"
3 ) Uncheck the "Always show Welcome at start up" in "Welcome Page" Right bottom Corner enter image description here


The welcome screen is displayed whenever you first open eclipse with a new workspace. Once you close the welcome screen, this is noted in the workspace, and on a restart of eclipse with the same workspace, you will not see it again until you either use the menu Help/Welcome or switch to a new workspace.

Note that you may have to really close the Welcome screen via the 'x' in its title tab; not just hide or minimize it.


Follow the following steps for Eclipse Neon:

  1. Go to Eclipse_Home\plugins
  2. Take backup of the below jars and remove them from the above path
    1. org.eclipse.ui.intro.quicklinks_.jar
    2. org.eclipse.ui.intro.universal_.jar
    3. org.eclipse.ui.intro_.jar
  3. Step 3: Restart Eclipse

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