Title pretty much says it all. I want to disable the start page that opens up every time you open gedit.

To me the page is a bit of a nuisance. Gedit always opens the page, even when I'm opening a file. I'm pretty sure it's part of the reason why gedit takes an extra 5 seconds to boot up. 5 seconds may not seem like much, but it's enough time for me to forget what I was going to type.