Talk:Splash screen

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"Since the user may be doing real work while the application loads, the splash screen often gets in the way and annoys. A properly designed application should display the main form immediately and provide “still loading” feedback there." Agreed, but not NPOV. Deleting. 19:44, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

Although the term loading screen seems better to me, the term splash screen is in more common use. AlainD (talk) 22:23, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Loading screens are distinct to splash screens as the term splash screen is exclusively used when a program is initially loading, rather than during operation. If the articles are to be merged, there would still be separate sections. (talk) 14:22, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

I agree that they are distinct. A Splash page has a Flash origin. It was initiated to show off Flash animation at the launch of a site--often in an annoying and distracting way as mentioned. But also for the development feature of allowing the designer to launch a new window controlled by Javascript to match the size of the movie (Flash Web page) and to eliminate the window extras such as address bar, toolbars, scrollbars--insuring a clean presentation of the website. Of course programmer types don't like them. They are a design construct. (Splash = Future Splash > the original name of Flash software) —Preceding unsigned comment added by LizaBrown2 (talkcontribs) 22:23, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Not just for loading...[edit]

A splash screen is not just for loading, as the article says later on they can be used just for advertising or because the designer likes them and also to direct the user to different viewing modes ect... so I am adding this into the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Inputdata (talkcontribs) 08:16, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Do not merge[edit]

I did a search on "splash screen" and I found what I was looking for. Do not merge! The way it is referring to the other definition is well enough. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:29, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

No merge![edit]

There is a difference between a loading screen and a splash screen. A loading screen is not a type of splash screen, and a splash screen is usually not a type of loading screen. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:18, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Do not merge[edit]

I wanted a page on splash screens which are bars open when you are OPENING a program and loading screens are for when you have entered the application but it is performing a process in order to continue use, like in a game between levels or when starting gameplayer merging this would be like merging Cup and Mug! (talk) 20:05, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Do Not Merge[edit]

Splash pages and Loading pages are different. Early in the development of the Internet many 'home page' designers and 'web masters' includes a splash pages to the site that would introduce visitors to the site with some snappy graphics. Loading pages initialize the site and load site content. Splash pages have gone the way of the buggy whip and are no longer useful in todays world. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:33, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Do merge![edit]

Why? Because both articles are about the same topic; any distinction made between splash screens and loading screens is pretty much arbitrary and not significant enough. A screenshot in the Loading screen article is of a software called... usplash. I think that is telling. (talk) 16:03, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Inkscape splash screen[edit]

The article uses about screen from Inkscape 0.46 as an example of splash screen. This is a bad example since Inkscape doesn't use splash screen at all: the depicted screen has to be brought up by the user from Help->About. Kiirala (talk) 07:52, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Java section is wrong[edit]

The note about Java having a function for creating a splash screen is wrong! The methods are there to manipulate an already existing splash screen like draw a progress bar on it. The splash screen is shown on startup by using an option in the metadata that points to a splash image. This is done, so that the splash screen can be displayed quickly, before the Java runtime loads. When the main function runs, the splash screen is already being shown on the screen, and there is no way (using those methods) to show another one, or put one up if it wasn't specified in startup options.Subanark (talk) 01:22, 21 February 2012 (UTC)


Why do they call it that? Anyone know? It seems pertinent to the article, but is strangely absent. (talk) 03:24, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Indeed I just checked the article in the hope that it had the etymology.Bill (talk) 22:55, 19 September 2014 (UTC)