Thank you very much for your report and I am very sorry about the issue!
If you have a big list of recent opened projects, it could be a culprit of the slowness. To clear all of them quickly without opening Archicad, you can delete the file
"Recent Documents (Project).prf"
"Recent Documents (Symbol).prf"
from the following location:
Mac HD/Users/<username>/Library/Preferences/GRAPHISOFT/AC 24.0.0 XXX v1
(whereas XXX is the language version of Archicad installation)
Please note that the
folder (inside the
folder) is a hidden one. To get there, in Finder, click the
menu, press and hold
on the keyboard, the Library folder will appear to select.
You also mentioned something about licensing, it could be a source of slowness as well (with unstable connection, Archicad fails to contact the license server - the startup process is affected). Please let me know if you have any problem with that.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Technical Support Engineer