Splunk: Changing the Default Search Page

Splunk is a freakin’ awesome tool.  However, I really, really hate how when you select the Search application, it takes you directly to the Summary page.  The Summary page is inherently slow and resource intense because it is pulling a high-level view of your Splunk environment.

Well, no longer do you have to wait for the Summary page.

1 – Navigate to: Manager -> User interface -> Navigation menus -> default

2 – move the location of the default from the “dashboard” to the “flashtimeline”

...
<view name="dashboard" />
<view name="flashtimeline" default='true'  />
...

3 – Revel in knowing that you no longer see the Dashboard, and now see the Search page by default