Yet another issue with the Ethereum Wallet...
I've had Bitcoin and Litecoin wallets for years, none of them have caused me anywhere near as much pain as this one has, especially so in such a small space of time!
So here's how I got around this one! (On Mac).
Go to the Applications Directory within Finder, locate Ethereum Wallet.
Right click and go Show Package Contents, in here is a folder called MacOS and then an Exec within it.
Open a Terminal Window and drag the Exec file over the Terminal Window.
Hit Enter and it will launch the Wallet but in a terminal mode.
This will give you the view of exactly what is happening in the background and for some reason, allow the app to sync and open much quicker than just normal opening it within the GUI.
If this post helped you, please consider donating eth (every little helps!) to my addresses on the right of this page!