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Spinning Beachball remedy?? Firefox.
Posted by: spearmint
Date: January 16, 2006 05:23PM
I have asked several times and either keep forgetting or just plain am doing the three finger deal wrong. I have to force quit with a paper clip it seems every other day and reset the time when I start up. Firefox, iBook 500, 10.2.8.




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Re: Spinning Beachball remedy?? Firefox.
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: January 16, 2006 05:31PM
> I have to force quit with a paper clip

DON'T DO THAT!!

That's not force-quitting. That's resetting the Power Manager. NEVER DO THAT WHEN THE POWER IS ON.

If you do it too often, you can blow your power regulating circuit, which will prevent you from charging your battery at the very least. You can also cause serious damage to your hard drive and other components.

Force-quit is done via <Apple><Option><Escape>. Then click on the app that you want to kill and click the Force Quit button.

If you must restart the computer because of a serious crash (which is relatively rare under OS X) then hold down the power button for 5 seconds to force a shutdown, wait a few seconds and then press the power button again to restart.
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Re: Spinning Beachball remedy?? Firefox.
Posted by: JJ_TKOB
Date: January 16, 2006 05:32PM
Cmd-Option-Esc is the three finger salute for OS X. If that doesn't bring up the force quit dialogue, then holding down the power key for 10 seconds should shut down the machine. Then you can power it back up.





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Re: Spinning Beachball remedy?? Firefox.
Posted by: spearmint
Date: January 16, 2006 06:04PM
I understand now why my power manager is kaput. Yikes. Mint is a moran.




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Re: Spinning Beachball remedy?? Firefox.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: January 16, 2006 07:28PM
I have to do the 3-finger salute over and over sometimes to get it to take. I wiggle between the keys to get lucky and get the right touch.
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Re: Spinning Beachball remedy?? Firefox.
Posted by: IronMac
Date: January 17, 2006 11:48AM
Dennis S Wrote:
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> I have to do the 3-finger salute over and over
> sometimes to get it to take.

Sometimes, you really have to wait for it before trying again.

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