First time loading RStudio only shows logo, but second loads normal


After updating RStudio, I won't fully load. The initial load only shows the RStudio logo and never goes to the actual RStudio interface. It does not give an error message.

After I click close and click RStudio a second time, it'll load normally; briefly shows the RStudio logo, but then moves on towards the RStudio interface.

I tried holding ctrl on startup to change it, but it keeps doing this after every restart of my laptop. Any suggestions on how to solve this issue?

System info:

  • R version 4.2.2 (2022-10-31 ucrt) -- "Innocent and Trusting"
  • RStudio 2022.12.0+353 "Elsbeth Geranium" Release (7d165dcfc1b6d300eb247738db2c7076234f6ef0, 2022-12-03) for Windows Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) RStudio/2022.12.0+353 Chrome/102.0.5005.167 Electron/19.1.3 Safari/537.36
  • Windows 10 Home

If you're holding Ctrl to bring up the Choose R dialog, this can be accessed from Tools > Global Options > General. You can change your R version and restart RStudio.

For the freeze on startup, this sounds a lot like this issue that was created: RStudio does not open, just shows the rstudio logo · Issue #12497 · rstudio/rstudio · GitHub

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