beach ball at startup - quick question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ppnkg, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. ppnkg macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2005
    Hi guys,

    would appreciate your lights here. When I start or wake up my imac g5 (Tiger) and open safari the system seems to hang for about a minute or so (beachball when curson is on desktop, but app names show when cursor is over the dock). Does not happen when I start other applications first, but even these stop when I start safari immediately after. System runs normally once safari is running.

    permissions repair and other usual maintenance task performed (I use onyx), but problem persists.

    any ideas? what could be going wrong? any suggestions?

    thanks a lot
  2. cybaster macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Hi, That is a strange issue indeed,

    You can try to Reset Safari by going to Safari->Reset Safari
    and keep everything checked, that includes caching, history, etc

    If that doesn't work,
    you can try to trash safari completely and reinstalling it
    (you may want to save your bookmarks)

    you can export bookmarks from your current safari under File
    and if you want to use some software to clean out safari, you can try using AppCleaner from

    Then just go to and download Safari (or do this before you trash safari if you do not have Firefox or other browsers)

    Good luck

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