Screen in Java 6.0 Splash screens are standard part of many GUI applications to let the user know about starting of the application. AWT/Swing can be used to create splash screens in Java. Prior to Java SE 6, you need to create a window and include an image in it when main method starts to get the behavior of splash screen. But to get the output, Java run time needs to be fully initialized before the window appeared. A new feature in Java SE 6 allows an application to show a splash screen even before the Java runtime starts with the help of a new command-line option that enables the image to be displayed more quickly to the user i.e. even before starting of Java runtime.