run painter 2018 (Windows) offline?

I most often work offline on a Win PC laptop/tablet.

It appears that Painter 2018 refuses to fully load unless connected to the internet.

It just sits showing a big white box.  No controls, menus, tools work when in this state.

Can someone confirm that this is true?

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  • Answered my own question...

    Within that big startup screen with all options for default workspace, icons to buy more stuff etc. there is a little gear at the top right which when clicked has a "show this at startup" checkbox.  Just uncheck the box and Painter starts fine without being connected to internet.

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