How to Disable the Start Screen in Adobe IllustratorGet rid of that annoying screen! by Zach (196)Time to complete: 2 minutesShare 00 sharesFavorite0 favorites0Comment Last updated: October 16th, 2019This short guide will teach you how to disable the start, or welcome screen, in Adobe Illustrator. This is also known as the Home Screen (or, formerly, the Smart Workspace).This window pops up by default when you have no documents open. I find it to be a bit of a distraction and I hate it. So let's get rid of it.In these interests adobe18 Subscribers Subscribe illustrator0 Subscribers SubscribeJump to stepOpen General PreferencesDisable the Home Screen1Open General PreferencesIn the menu, navigate to Illustrator CC > Preferences > General.2Disable the Home ScreenUncheck the box that says Show The Home Screen When No Documents Are Open. Then, click OK.You're all done! Illustrator has returned to its former behavior.