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  1. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    #1
    what the hell is a beachball?
    and what do you do with repairing permissions?
     
  2. oriol macrumors member

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    Beachball : A large inflatable ball used for games especially at a beach or swimming pool. :rolleyes:
     
  3. mackaveli macrumors regular

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    i believe the beach ball is when your computer is busy and the mouse cursor switches to the circle with the multiple colours.
    if not i hav eno idea then
     
  4. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    Yup, you hit the nail right on the head :D
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    since repairing permissions is explained elsewhere and can be found easily enough with a search or looking at the stickies....

    a beachball is one of two things, both mentioned already...
    1. a beach toy that is inflatable and round and multicolored
    2. when your Mac is 'busy' with an application and your mouse changes to a spinning multicolored ball that resembles a beachball. this only happens when a app is locked up momentarily or is having an issue it cannot resolve. usually more ram or force quitting the app helps
     
  6. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Beach ball of doom looks simular to the one below.

    Repaireing premissions is a feature of OSX, accessed by programs. The routeens are built into OSX, but accessing them can be done by using a program us using the Terminal interface.

    HD-->Applications-->Utilties-->Disk Utility

    or

    Run a program like Onyx or MacSweeper, or the Disk Utility. Have the programs update the prebindings, and if you can, run all the maintenance functions that they can. The former two are good tools (really just AppleScripts running routeens already built into OSX), I prefer MacSweeper

    BeachBall of Doom below
     

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  7. liketom macrumors 601

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    or if you put iffy ram in you get to play beachball all day long lol :D
     
  8. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

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