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Spinning beach ball with Safari 4.02?
Posted by: JEBB
Date: July 31, 2009 08:08PM
Powerbook G4 1.5 GHz, 1.25 GB RAM, MacOS 10.4.11
I really like the "Top Sites" feature in Safari 4 but of late I am getting a spinning beach ball regularly. I wait for the ball to stop then quit and restart Safari and all is well for a while. Anyone else have this problem? Is there a fix? Thanks.
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Re: Spinning beach ball with Safari 4.02?
Posted by: S.Taylor
Date: July 31, 2009 10:33PM
Powerbook G4 1.25 GHz, 2 GB RAM, MacOS 10.5.7
I haven't been having much problem; in fact it runs lots better than safari 3. Occasional beach ball I guess, but better than before.



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Re: Spinning beach ball with Safari 4.02?
Posted by: modelamac
Date: August 01, 2009 06:42AM
Did you try the Apple Discussions > Safari?



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Re: Spinning beach ball with Safari 4.02?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 01, 2009 09:45AM
Have you done a Safe Boot?

And Repair Permissions? I do that as a matter of course but I haven't done it *before* updating Safari, so I don't know if any were broken by the update.






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Re: Spinning beach ball with Safari 4.02?
Posted by: JEBB
Date: August 01, 2009 11:51AM
I've never done a safe boot, but I repair permissions before and after installing and updating just about any software.
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Re: Spinning beach ball with Safari 4.0.2?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 01, 2009 02:51PM
A Safe Boot is a walk in the park.

If you're not familiar with it, just start or restart while holding the Shift key for a minute or two.

This starts an fsck during the boot process and takes longer to start up than normal. After some point in time (and I don't know when that is) you can release the Shift key let the gray screen chug along, and then your Mac will boot into the Login window.

Login, immediately restart, and check out Safari.

I mention this because *each* time I upgraded to S4, 0.1, and 0.2, I had problems with it freezing shortly after launch. In each case I did a Safe Boot and there have been no further problems whatsoever.






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Spinning beach ball with Safari 4.02?
Posted by: JEBB
Date: August 01, 2009 04:05PM
I've gone thru the safe boot procedure and now it's a matter of time to see if that is the fix. Thanks for the suggestions.

I'll try to let you know if the problem comes back.
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Re: Spinning beach ball with Safari 4.02?
Posted by: JEBB
Date: August 01, 2009 08:43PM
I'm 4.5 hours into the fix and it looks like all is well. Thank you very much!
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