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I am trying to disable the QGIS Tips Panel with config files. I use QGIS Lyon. - QGIS2.ini - And a custom file define with the parameter --customizationfile

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I know the user can click on "I've had enough tips, don't show this on start up any more!" and he never see this window again. But I would like this Panel never show (even the first time).

I start QGIS with this command

qgis.bat --configpath 'C:\gis' --optionspath 'C:\gis' --customizationfile 'C:\gis\QGISCONFIG.ini' --lang en_US

Maybe with a plugin ?

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    This can be configured in the config file (~/.config/QGIS/QGSI2.conf on Ubuntu). I have an entry showTips=false at the beginning of the [Qgis] section (line 171 in my case). You should find a way to edit this file before launching qgis.
    – ArMoraer
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 17:33
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    Why not writing your comment as an answer, @ArMoraer? Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 18:15
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    Well, I think this is just a lead and not a full answer (unless user2382684 doesn't need more info?). But I'm still new to GIS SE rules^^
    – ArMoraer
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 18:22
  • @ArMoraer your comment is the full answer. There is no other way from the command line to disable tips. Make it the answer so you get the points for it.
    – Nathan W
    Commented Jan 16, 2016 at 8:45

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This can be configured in the config file (~/.config/QGIS/QGSI2.conf on Ubuntu). I have an entry showTips=false at the beginning of the [Qgis] section (line 171 in my case). You should find a way to edit this file before launching qgis.

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  • Thanks ArMoraer. This is the solution. I am on Windows so I use a QGIS2.ini and from my version of QGIS you need to call the parameter showTips212 (212 for the release number). Commented Jan 17, 2016 at 9:41
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If you don't need to keep any other aspects of the configuration you can script this like:

mkdir -p /root/.config/QGIS/
sh -c 'printf "[Qgis]\nshowTips208=false">/root/.config/QGIS/QGIS2.conf'

I used it with Kartoza's Docker image and xvfb-run qgis to run it headless, but remember to update the showTips208 to your version. 208 is the one for QGIS 2.8.

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