AI 24 freezes on startup (Mac OS Catalina)
Illustrator 24 (2020) will not launch on my MacBook Pro Retina.
- I'm running Catalina 10.15.1 and Illustrator 2020.
- The applications is installed and launched
- I expect the app to open
- It freezes upon startup
I had the same issue with InDesign 2020 freezing up (causing me to have to Force Quit the stalled app), but Photoshop 2020 did not have any issues.
I was able to get InDesign 2020 to launch by restarting in Safe Mode, then disabling the "Show Home screen when no documents are open" Preference, then restarting normally.
The bug seem related to not being able to initialize the Home Screen properly.
I have already gone through steps of trashing preferences, etc. according to Technical Support.
Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.
Wes Trumble commented
This is also happening on my macbook pro retina... so it's not just one person...