On Mac, version 2.5.1 - with the bad version of the JRE - there is no sort of UI element on the "Tips & Tricks" dialog which displays at launch similar to "Don't show this at startup". Given that i can find no other preference for this sort of thing with KNIME, i have to click-dismiss this dialog everytime KNIME launches.
We at KNIME.com AG totally believe in and are committed to open source. We've made it so open source that we don't even know who most of the people are that are using the software, and that is turning into a challenge. The new window at start up is our way of making sure that when we absolutely HAVE to get a message to all the open source users, we can. That makes sense for everyone. To keep it from being just a pain, we've included the tips and tricks feature - most users find it useful or at least not a problem. Some have started sending us their own tips and tricks to include and share with others - we have a great KNIME community!
For customers who license the professional KNIME products, communication is not a problem since we are in contact by name with each and every one of them. So communication via Tips and Tricks can be turned off. It is the ONLY thing we ask of people using the open source. If it bothers you extremely, then let us know and we will let you know how to turn it off. But please realize, it is the only way for us to communicate occasionally with the entire community, and you will no longer be a part of that.
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I've been wondering the same thing for the same reasons as quaeler.
Could you please contact me with the information I need to disable the Tips and Tricks box?
The biggest problem with the popup window is that it is always on top and locks the GUI until it's closed. It wouldn't be half as annoying if it poped up at the begining but didn't actually need to be closed before you could do anything. I understant the reasons for having a public announcment system, but there must be other options that strike a better balance.