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How to restore the Quick Start Dialog box - MapInfo Pro

Products affected: MapInfo Pro

 
The option is still available but it has been switched off by default when MapInfo Pro starts up. To enable it you need to:
  1. Open MapInfo Pro.
  2. Go to the Pro Tab > Options > Startup and tick the 'Display Quick Start Dialog' box.
  3. Close MapInfo Pro and then reopen MapInfo Pro and the Quickstart options will appear.
UPDATED:  September 22, 2017