MacBook Pro :: Super Slow - Can Barely Use Safari Due To Beach Ball

Aug 23, 2014

This has been going on for a while. I can barely use safari due to the beachball.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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ITunes :: Beach Ball Mania - System Is Slow / How To Make It Fast

Nov 23, 2009

My iTunes 9.02 has become slow and wonky. Tons of Beach Ball. Running OSX 10.6.2 on a 3Ghz Quad Mac Pro and have about 8000 items in the library.

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Applications :: Safari Dead - Beach Ball Keep Spinning

Mar 2, 2010

I was updating my bookmarks in Safari and decided to get rid of the included News RSS-feeds that originally came with the browser because i use my own RSS-feeds. Shortly after our so beloved spinning beach ball of death appeared. I let it spin a bit but then decided to force-quit Safari. I restarted with knowing i could use my most favorite browser on the mac again but not so. Right after starting it the damn beach ball appeared again and didn't stop spinning. I force-quit again, restarted the app, force-quit again, same ****. I then let it do for like 10min's in hope it's doing some unknown calculations for whatever reasons after i deleted those RSS-feeds, it didn't stop. SO I restarted and thought ok this must be it, this must finally work! NO IT DIDN'T. I then did an Onyx maintenance cleaning to get rid of the web cache, etc, didn't work either. I went to download Webkit in hope that would work but no, it doesn't I can't believe this, WTF?!? All I did was getting rid of those RSS-bookmarks. What am I supposed to do now? Will a re-install of Safari work? I'm not even sure if the latest version for Snow Leopard is available for download?

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OS X Yosemite :: (10.10.1) Frequently Getting Spinning Beach Ball Using Safari On IMac

Dec 7, 2014

Since I installed Yosemite OS 10.10.1 on my imac, I frequently get that spinning ball,  when using Safari.  Doing a search for this problem it appears that there are a lot of others with the same condition. 

iMac, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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OS X :: Safari Taking Long Time To Load Pages / Spinning Beach Ball For Several Minutes

Jan 17, 2011

I am running a MacPro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon with 8 GB RAM and OS 10.6.6 that is connected to an AirPort Extreme connected to a Westell DSL modem. Lately I have been experiencing strange behavior that I can not solve. When I first start up, Safari and Mail generally launch and work properly. But after a while, from 10 minutes to an hour, I get strange behavior. In Safari, pages take a long time to load- with a spinning beach ball for several minutes. Or they don't load at all. In Mail, I can't get new mail- a get a message that I'm not connected to the internet. When I go to System Preferences and check the Network, it says I am connected.

Rebooting usually solves the problem, but I am forced to reboot once an hour or so. Also, other programs show strange behavior- either failing to launch or crashing. This happens frequently with Photoshop Elements 9 and occasionally with Pages. I am also running a PowerPC Dual 2.3 GHz using OS 10.5.8 off the AirPort Extreme that runs fine and experiences none of these problems. Both machines are connected by ethernet cables to the AirPort Extreme.

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Mac Pro :: Slow Beach Ball - Take Ten Second For Dictionary To Come Up After Clicking On Look Up Dictionary

Dec 24, 2009

I still get beach balls when doing the basic of things. For example, it sometimes takes 10 seconds for the dictionary to come up after right clicking a word and selecting "look up dictionary". Then again, sometimes it is instant. Similar things happen when looking at a document that is a .pdf, for example, and I want to save as a jpeg. Whether I go to "save as" or through the "print" and then selecting "save as a pdf", it can beach ball for 8-10 seconds.

I thought it may have been a ram problem and from another thread I discovered the "activity monitor" and have that running constantly in the dock showing me "System Memory" and for the stuff I'm doing, it hardly ever gets close to half the pie chart.

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MacBook Pro :: Spinning Beach Ball - Won't Shut Off

Mar 26, 2012

Came back from a weekend away to find that my MacBook pro, which I'd left running on top of my bed, with a grey screen and the spinning beach ball icon. Tried powering it off to no avail.

Info:MacBook Pro, 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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MacBook :: Spinning Beach Ball Of Doom When I Shut Down?

May 13, 2009

My dad has a black macbook with an intel processor, 2.0 Gigahertz processor and 2 GB of RAM. When he tries to shutdown he gets the spinning beach of doom. What should we try to fix it?

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MacBook Pro :: Spinning Beach Ball While Checking Email?

Aug 9, 2009

I clicked on my email and I got the spinning beach ball. Couldn't do anything. Couldn't click on anything. Let it sit there for about 5 minutes and tried to quit using the keyboard. Didn't work. I had to use the power button and restart with a force quit.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Beach Ball Spinning At Start Up On MacBook

Feb 13, 2012

While updating to the newest version of OSX I got a spinning ball. After two hours I decided to shut down the system and boot again. But now the spinning ball start spinning at start-up. what to do?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: White Screen With Spinning Beach Ball

Mar 26, 2012

After entering my password on the login screen it went white with spinning beach ball.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: The Beach-ball Will Not Go Away, It Is Acting As The Cursor In All Open Programs?

Jun 18, 2012

The beach ball will not go away.  It is acting as the cursor in all open programs.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Getting The Beach Ball Icon On Everything?

Apr 16, 2009

Last night Firefox crashed and I got the beach ball icon. Soon every program had the beach ball icon when I moved the mouse over them. I tried to force quit them but the force quit window didn't even come up.

I ended up just holding in the power button and turning it off. What should I do in this situation in the future. I'm guessing that just like with a PC you really shouldn't turn it off from the power button.

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OS X :: How To Get The Spinning Beach Ball To - GO

Sep 11, 2009

My 2008 2.8 - V 10.5.7 iMac has started to show the spinning beach ball on screen when I open most things , its only there for a few seconds things just seem to be slower opening than usual , once some thing has opened it runs normally , If I open finder, or an application the beach ball appears , Ive gone through the Verify Disk Permissions, Repair Disk Permissions Etc and all appears to be Ok . I have a 297.77GB Capacity internal HDD with 124 . 93GB Available . I have 4GB RAM installed , and the iMac is left running over night to perform any maintenance .

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Intel Mac :: Webpages Open Super Slow (not Just In Safari)?

Apr 18, 2012

Web pages open super slow (not just in Safari) on my imac OSX 10.6.8. I use a router and all other Apple devices work fine. Apple store says it's not my hardware. Comcast thinks it's not the DNS.

Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Mail Crashing After Two Second Then Beach Ball

Mar 5, 2009

Everytime I launch Mail it works for about 2 seconds and then beach balls. I do have Safari 4 Beta installed but I DO NOT have GrowlMail installed. Any other reasons on why Mail would be crashing.

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OS X :: SL Beach Ball Options For My System

Oct 29, 2009

I recently reformatted my mbp because the filesystem crashed and I couldn't repair it. Everything works fine except it beach balls a lot now and it's driving me crazy. It will beach ball quite frequently for like a minute or 2 randomly. This never used to happen until I reformatted it. I ran the disk utility repair and it still beach balls. I think its just a bad install. I have the Early08 MPB and Snow Leopard.

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Mac Pro :: Remedy For Spinning Beach Ball?

Aug 11, 2010

Sometimes I will go for a while without using my computer. For example, if I step out for a meeting or lunch. Other times I will just be using an application that does not need to access the data drive which is a WD. When I come back to my computer or try to access the data drive I get the spinning BeachBall. For example, I just came back from being out for a couple hours. I came back to my computer which was not sleeping, only the monitor was. I launched Safari and after going to a few web sites everything was fine. Then I went to [URL] and the spinning BeachBall came up and then I heard the WD drive kick in (like a jet firing up if you will). Then the website loaded and the spinning BeachBall was gone. Here is what I have in System Preferences:

EnergyComputer Sleep: Never
Display Sleep: 1 hr
Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible: CHECKED
Wake for network access: UNCHECKED

Does this have anything to do with having Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible: CHECKED? If so, does this mean if I UNCHECK it, the drive will continue to spin until I either a) shut the computer down or b) put the computer to sleep? And, this will remedy the spinning BeachBall? I am using WD RE3 drives so if the above is true, do I need to worry about the drive spinning 24x7 if unattended and the computer never sleeps?

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Beach Ball On Cursor Not Going Away?

May 3, 2012

I have a beach ball on cursor that wont go away.

MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: What Is The Spinning Beach-ball

Jun 7, 2012

what is the spinning beachball and how do i stop it

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Intel Mac :: How To Stop A Beach Ball

Jun 9, 2012

How dan I stop a beach ball? 

iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Ran A Recent Update, And Computer Woke Up With Plain Blue Screen And Spinning Beach Ball?

Apr 8, 2012

just ran a recent update for my macbook pro/mid 2010, and the computer just woke up with a plain blue screen & spinning beach ball - I had to do a hard shut down.I am also having the problem of having my screen going black for a couple of seconds, I read up on it in Support.  But I was wondering if there is something else going on.

Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Applications :: Acrobat Pro 9 Spinning Beach Ball

Oct 5, 2010

When moving check boxes in Acrobat Pro 9, the spinning beach ball comes up and stays up for 10 minutes. Not sure if this is a snow leopard issue or cs4. Computer is new. Running x.6, unibody macbook pro.

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Applications :: Spinning Beach-ball For IPhoto 09

Jan 30, 2009

I have an Aluminum macbook 2.0 and just upgraded to iLife 09. Every time I open iPhoto 09 I get the spinning beach-ball for 1 to 2 minutes.

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OS X :: Spinning Beach-ball - Getting Every Time To Youtube

Jun 28, 2009

I'm getting this every time I go to youtube, it started this morning. Any suggestions to resolve this?

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Mac :: Beach Ball - Windows Slowing Down My System?

Nov 23, 2009

I started off with Parallels 4 and installed the 64-bit Win7 but then decided to switch back and do 32-bit instead through Windows OS because I noticed it was running a little slow. There's no difference though but now I can't go back to 64-bit. Now I'm using Parallels 5 and there is no difference. I just transferred my system from Parallels 4 to 5 and not a reinstall. Furthermore, I'm trying to run TeamFortress 2 off steam in windows and the only way it can be somewhat playable is when I turn all the video settings completely down but even then water reflections completely freeze up my computer.

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OS X :: 10.6 Beach Ball - When Turned Off Mail It Happens Less Frequently?

Mar 7, 2010

When I have Mail turned off it happens much less frequently. But, it does still occur...Safari seems to be the other party (and who knows what else).I'm on a brand new Macbook Pro.Aside from hoping that this is resolved with 10.6.3

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Get Spinning Beach Ball, Then Front Row?

Jun 7, 2012

I have been experiencing the spinning beach ball. Eventualy my screen turns to dark blue/indigo (not black), then I get Front Row on my screen (V.2.1.7). The only thing that will get rid of it is pounding on keys, usually command or option or escape or some combo of them gets my desktop screen back.It's becomming annoying. I have run disc repair, and repair permissions. This probably happens several times a week (2.3,4) I don't know if there is a way of disabling Front Row ( it may just select something else to appear). I have been thinking about things as drastic as reinstalling system or replacing my Mac.

iMac (20-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Intel Mac :: How To Stop A Spinning Beach Ball

Jun 9, 2012

How to stop a spinning beach ball?

iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X Yosemite :: Calendar Hangs - Keep Getting Beach Ball

Dec 8, 2014

After I downloaded the yosemite, the calendar hangs. keep getting the beach ball....

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