How do I open startup/splash/welcome screen/message buffer (*GNU Emacs*) when it's not listed in list-buffers ?

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M-: (fancy-about-screen), or call (fancy-about-screen) from your Lisp code.

It shows this:

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  • I think this should work for me but when I start emacs throug runemacs.exe it gives me slightly different screen. (fancy-about-screen) give *About GNU Emacs* instead of *GNU Emacs* Aug 18, 2016 at 0:47
  • Please see my alternative answer to get *About GNU Emacs*
    – robert
    Oct 11, 2017 at 10:19

The accepted answer displays the fancy about screen, but I'm just going to add that if anybody wants the actual startup screen then do M-: (fancy-startup-screen)

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