Ardour splash screen interfering with dialogs

Manjaro XFCE. I installed Ardour 6.9-4 from Software manager.

At startup the splash screen freezes for a while, getting in the way of dialog boxes. The splash is “stuck in the middle”, but I can drag the dialog to other parts of the screen and do things. After interacting with the dialog, splash disappears and Ardour starts normally.

As the behaviour is annoying I’m thankful for any input. What can be the reason for this?

Command /usr/bin/ardour6 has an option to disable splash screen

ardour6 -h

-n, --no-splash             Do not show splash screen

This command will add the option to launcher in start menu:

sudo sed -i 's/Exec=ardour6/Exec=ardour6 -n/g' /usr/share/applications/ardour6.desktop

For a Desktop or Panel launcher, option can be added to command with Edit Launcher GUI
xfce:exo:desktop-item-edit [Xfce Docs]

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Manjaro_KDE here. I have the same experience as you. Nothing gamebreaking, but strange nevertheless :smiley:

I think you can apply the same fix in KDE - just right-click the menu item for Ardour and choose edit, add “-n” (without quotes) at the end.

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