That seems to work!
I actually could not reach the preferences panel with LR freezing at launch, but I found the line in the preferences file and changed "true" to "false."
AgImport_showAddPhotosScreen = false,
Where will this "Add Photos" screen be missing from? I assume I will still be able to import.
Let me test before I click "Correct Answer."
Everything seems to work fine except, when clicking the Import button, it takes several minutes for the Import Dialogue window to activate and populate. That includes clicking on the destination folder options. It takes a long time for those things to work too. I almost thought the program was frozen again but the spinning blue doughnut was still spinning, so I waited and it worked.
Any thoughts on speeding that up?