Uno pulsing pin 13 upon RESET

Uno R3 pulses pin 13 upon reset... This presumably is to visually verify reset as pin 13 has diode. Can pulsing pin 13 be inhibited upon a reset?

This is a feature of the boot loader and can only be changed by modifying or removing the boot loader.
What is your problem with the blinking?

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You can use other pins, for example the analog inputs are also digital pins. You can make your own bootloader or use a programmer to upload your sketch (the bootloader will be removed). There are many things you can do.

For a normal Arduino board, the led at pin 13 is called "the system led", the bootloader blinks it to show that the board is starting.