LR Classic 8.3 takes more time to initialize than version 8.2 and previous

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Since I've upgraded LR Classic to 8.3 (from 8.2.0), it takes more time to initialize. I close LR from the Library module, therefore it opens in the library module. Now, after it has displayed the previews (which takes about 6 sec, as previously) , it takes about 10 more sec before I can use it. I didn't have this delay with  the previous version, I was able to use it almost as soon as the previews were displayed.
I've tested with a new catalog, I've got the same delay.

This occurs on the three PC I manages : 2 running Windows 7 and 1 running Windows 10, with a different catalog on each. I've also tried to reset the preference, no luck. 

Not a big ennoyance, but..
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“it takes about 10 more sec before I can use it.”

Can you give more details about what you observe or can’t do during that time?
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John,

On my Windows 10 system, Lr 8.3 definitely takes much longer to initialise than Lr 8.2.x or any earlier versions.

I've already reported what happens if you try doing anything during this 'delay'.

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-classic-8-3-splash-screen-displays-multiple-times-with-not-responding

I even managed to lock Lr 8.3 up during this time with its (not reponding) message and it caused my whole system to freeze. I couldn't switch to any other applications that I had runnng, not even Task Manager.

Something has changed in Lr 8.3's startup for the worse.

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I will try to be more clear.
I start LR by clicking on the icon. Lightroom starts and after 6 or 7 sec, I get this :



At that point, I cannot manipulate LR, and the initialisation is not finished (look at the "Navigation" tab that is empty and the "Collections" tab that is not deployed). LR stays in this status for about 10 sec.
After 10 sec, without being able to do anything, the initialisation finishes and I get this :



(Look at the "Navigation" and the "Collections tab). I can now play with LR.

With previous version, I didn't have this 10 sec delay.

Hope this is more clear !
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Try collapsing the Collections panel entirely and restarting LR. In the past, LR has had startup issues with large numbers of folders and collections (i.e. hundreds), especially smart collections, and collapsing those panels has sometimes addressed the issue.  This would be just a workaround, not a permanent fix, obviously.
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John, tried your suggestion, but it made no difference. I didn't think it would for me since, apart from the default smart collections, I only have two other collections. One has 10 images in it and the other has one.
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John, I did your test and it made no difference either. Tested with 2 different catalogs.