I want a picture to appear simultaneously with the start of some applications. In this case, which verb should I use?

  • Bind the picture to the start of the application.

  • Tie-in the picture to the start of the application.

Are those verbs right?

If not, is there any synonyms for using in the context of technologies?

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    The proper term is: "Splash Screen." You are setting the image as the Splash Screen.
    – lurker
    Jan 8, 2016 at 6:17

2 Answers 2


These pictures have a specific name: startup image.

If you say

Display startup image...

your average tech-savvy reader should immediately know to display the image at the start of the application.

  • Thank you, but I wasn't trying to use any terms. I've only used regular words to give an example of a sentence. It doesn't mean I'm asking help with technical words) My question is about synonims to the words "bind" and "tie-in". If it helps, I can give another example: "The option allows users to bind/tie-in the start of a playlist column to the end of recording". Jan 6, 2015 at 0:33

affix ____ to ____
  1. To attach.
  2. To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end

attach ____ to ____
  2. To fasten, to join to (literally and figuratively).

associate ____ with ____
  4. To connect or join together; combine.

couple ____ and / to ____
  1. To join (two things) together, or (one thing) to (another).

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