# Blender opens user preferences when starting

I don't know what I've done but all the sudden whenever I open blender, it starts with the preference window open too, looking like this

Even resetting blender to factory defaults doesn't change it. Why is this happening and how to get rid of it?

• Could be that you've saved the startup file while having the user preferences open. Oct 30, 2019 at 15:30
• Yup. Close the preference window, and File > Defaults > 'Save Startup File' Oct 30, 2019 at 16:15

ls -la ~/.config/blender/3.0/config/ total 168 drwxr-xr-x 2 tom tom   4096 Jan 15 00:43 . drwxr-xr-x 3 tom tom   4096 Dec 15 12:57 ..

I guess you could fix it maybe with chmod -Rv u+rw ~/.config/blender/3.0/config/ potentially.