10.11.4 beachball

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by ledzep1, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. ledzep1 macrumors member

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    Hi

    Im not sure I noticed it as much in previous versions of El Capitan but since 10.11.4, I occasionally get the beachball appear in Safari, but it does not seem to screw up anything, but just show itself for a few seconds and then disappear after I click on another link or tab.

    Also today I had Apple Mail and Safari open and the beachball appeared, this time however it really screwed things up, I could not force quit from the Apple Menu and no key combo to force quit would work and I could not log out or restart.
    In the end I was forced to power off/on from iMac power button.

    It's quite annoying such things happen on our iMac, its normally very snappy.

    I must note the above happens very rarely, I'm guessing its just El Capitan bugs?
     
  2. pat500000 macrumors 604

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  3. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    Well, I've got three things for you to try.

    1) Reset safari through the menu bar.
    2) Reset it again and close it out then delete the safari preferences file located at ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist
    3) Take it's suggestion and have a beach party. :D

    Outside of that, it may just be a bad safari install and you can either wait for a new updated safari (who knows when that will be, maybe with 10.11.5) or you can reinstall the OS.
     
  4. Gochugogi macrumors regular

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    No beachball problems but I noticed 10.11.4 takes a little longer to startup my Mac than 10.11.2. I suffered plenty of beachballs in 10.11 and am glad they're gone.
     
  5. ledzep1 thread starter macrumors member

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    What does reset clear?

    I've got a few extensions and favourites, would it delete these? also I take it deleting the safari preferences file creates a new file afterwards?

    Thanks
     
  6. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't clear extensions and favorites. If you have iCloud Safari sync on it will restore those anyways, You can always make a backup of the file instead of deleting it by renaming it with a different extension such as .old or .bak.
     

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