My computer starts up with grey screen while opening all the usual programs. Takes a very long time, at least to me, during which time I cannot do anything. Is there a common reason for this? What should I do to try to lessen the start up time?
Formerly (quite a while back, since I just got around to asking this question), I signed in and the start up time was almost immediate. Now, I have to wait it seems several minutes while stuff is happening in the background, I suppose. Meanwhile, the applications that would normally open are gray. I looked in the Users Pref Pane and there are only 3 boxes checked, one of which is Safari, another is the Antivirus appl. and the 3rd is the wireless camera service.
Oops, I was looking at the "hide" column. The Login Items listed include Safari, Microsoft Database Daemon, Dropbox, AdobeResourceSynchronizer, Wireless Camera Service, Image Transfer Utility and AntiVirus. I don't know if checking the "hide" box means they open but you don't see them, or what. I have a whole bunch of icons at the bottom of the screen that don't change much. Don't know if that has something to do with it either.