[Tex/LaTex] Beamer: Pausing before the first item in itemize[<+->]


In Beamer, \begin{itemize}[<+->] causes items to appear one-by-one. However, item 1 is visible starting from the first slide itself. Is there a way to insert a pause before the first item too?

of course I can manually type

\item<2-> first
\item<3-> second

but is there a shortcut way to specify this?

Best Answer

Simply write \pause before the itemize environment. This will achieve the effect you want.