The Home Screen is like Times Square in the middle of Photoshop; and if you use Application Frame (Window>
Application Frame), it completely takes over Photoshop when you close your documents. While that can actually be useful for, say, seeing a visual representation of previous documents, it has one serious flaw in Application Frame mode: If you want to start with an image from the Libraries panel (Window>Libraries), you have to create a throwaway document first to get access to the Photoshop interface. (And some people just find this screen annoying.) Here’s how you can disable it: Choose Photoshop (PC: Edit)>Preferences>General, and turn off Auto Show the Home Screen. The next time you close all documents, it should now skip the welcome wagon.
This tip originally published in Colin Smith’s “Photoshop Tips” column in the August, 2020 issue of Photoshop User magazine.