17.1. About VisIt¶
VisIt provides a Splash screen (Figure 17.1) that appears when the tool is launched. The Splash screen has three purposes: entertainment, displaying startup progress, and telling the user about VisIt. As VisIt launches, the Splash screen cycles through a handful of images that show some of VisIt’s capabilities and it also tells the user what happens while VisIt is launching. Once VisIt is launched, you can look at some information about VisIt by selecting the About option from the Main Window’s Help menu. Choosing that menu option displays the Splash screen which can be hidden by clicking its Dismiss button.