I am using Designer 1.7.2. My question is: WHY does it take so long to OPEN? Most times there's no splash screen to indicate it's opening. The Dock icon displays the flash-y black triangle beneath the AD logo, but no splash screen appears, no document creation page opens; there's just - NOTHING. My machine is a Mac Pro (G5 desktop) with 1TB internal HD (SPODs), i7 Xeon 'Nehelem' quadcore chipset, 12GB RAM, and 775GB free space. My I'net connexion is 180 Mbps. I xfer most of my work to external HDs so as to keep its desktop open. Designer should open in a flash! It doesn't.
Can someone please tell me why this is? Three-to-five-minute waits are not uncommon. It is now going beyond simple annoyance and approaching genuine P.I.T.A. territory. One immediate effect is to make me question whether I really want to proceed with the purchase of Photos and Publisher. If they're as annoyingly slow to open as Designer, that may be put on hold. To be sure, once Designer makes up its tiny electronic 'mind' to allow access to its features, it's great. It's just getting past the 'snotty teenager' behavior trying to get it to open. I'd also like to know why there's no splash screen displayed during opening to at least give me a hint it's trying to do something.
As 'FWIW' information, I activated my currently-installed full version from the TRIAL version at expiry. I still have the 1.7.1 .dmg in an XHD folder if needed.
All input appreciated.