Mark et al
The SplashScreen setting is no state secret, you can find it in the help.
Here is the entry, for your enjoyment:
This setting controls the display of the Monarch splash screen (also commonly referred to as the log-on screen). By suppressing the display of the splash screen, Monarch loads slightly faster.
Location - Settings
Format - SplashScreen=0|1
0 = do not display splash screen
1 = display splash screen
The "/e" switch doesn't seem to work for Monarch. Wishful thinking, maybe, but is there a switch that can be added to the Monarch command line that will open Monarch without displaying Monarch's 4-second "splash screen"? /b[/quote]