I would much prefer not to open .pps files in presentation mode and instead, open them in edit mode.
I don't care if the creator of the file intended the contents to be run as a presentation. I care about conserving battery on my laptop and care about maintaining a quiet environment (presentations can have music and other sound effects).
I googled around and I see a lot of people complaining about this, but no action.
Thanks for understanding.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 45504 ***