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AXs

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 7, 2009
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Hey guys,

I'm using the new Macbook Air- Haswell i5/8/256 It was lightning fast on Mountain Lion. I only saw the infamous apple beach ball once from July up to this month... and that too an app was not responding and that's why.

But since I upgraded to Mavericks, I have been seeing it on a daily basis. Even when just browsing on safari.

Not that it's that big of a deal, but it just seems like there are more 'pauses' when using the Air.

Anyone else experiencing a similar problem?
 

Lbrtn

macrumors newbie
Oct 27, 2013
4
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i wiped out my disk and made a clean installation of Mavericks on my mid-2011 Macbook Air yesterday and i'm experiencing the same issue. unlike with Os X Mountain Lion i see beachballs pretty frequently with Mavericks and on very simple tasks like opening Skype or opening of some small text document... i doesn't mean that the system freezes completely though, just the beachballs appear way too often and that made me suspicious.
 
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daonesteven

macrumors 6502
Aug 7, 2007
298
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Baltimore, MD
been noticing it as well. Upgraded on a mid-2011 11" from ML. I see at least a few during the course of the day and they last about a few seconds at most.
 
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Oui

macrumors 6502
Nov 9, 2012
315
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been noticing it as well. Upgraded on a mid-2011 11" from ML. I see at least a few during the course of the day and they last about a few seconds at most.

Hmmm, I upgraded the same machine from ML to Mavericks and haven't seen a beach ball yet.
 
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AnorexicPig

macrumors 6502
Dec 12, 2012
374
30
Winnipeg,Canada
Agreed, it appears for just maybe 2-3 sec and then goes away, but it does certainly and is frequent. I still feel ML was well 'snappier' for lack of a better word or maybe more fluid.
 
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robdrj45

macrumors member
Jun 11, 2012
65
0
USA
Same here - I see it briefly a few times a day. Doesn't seem to impact performance, though. That said, I rarely saw it before upgrading.
 
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beachrat

macrumors newbie
The so-called upgrade has completely killed Safari for me -- nothing but the beachball. Can't get in, won't load anything, nothing but a spinning circle of colorful fail. (Here thanks to Firefox!)

OS X 10.7.5 on a MacBook Pro circa 2011, 2.7 GHz intel core i7, 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3, couple hundred gigs of space on a 500 GB hard drive. Not sure what else to mention that could be helpful.
 
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bobfitz14

macrumors 65816
Oct 14, 2008
1,265
2
Massachusetts
Agreed, it appears for just maybe 2-3 sec and then goes away, but it does certainly and is frequent. I still feel ML was well 'snappier' for lack of a better word or maybe more fluid.

That's so strange. It's reversed for me. I used to get is so often for a few seconds when doing things like opening Skype or MS Word, but now it seems to happen way less often.
 
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Mac.User

macrumors 6502
Aug 25, 2013
348
6
I have the same issues. I'll see the beach ball when I should never see it, like opening a new tab, or Pages or Skype.

It's just a few seconds, but its so often.
 
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Jefe's MacAir

macrumors 6502a
Nov 21, 2010
537
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Less Beach Ball for me since Mavericks. I used to see it often on Facebook while running some FB/Safari extensions. Less so now.
 
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beachrat

macrumors newbie
The so-called upgrade has completely killed Safari for me -- nothing but the beachball. Can't get in, won't load anything, nothing but a spinning circle of colorful fail. (Here thanks to Firefox!)

OS X 10.7.5 on a MacBook Pro circa 2011, 2.7 GHz intel core i7, 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3, couple hundred gigs of space on a 500 GB hard drive. Not sure what else to mention that could be helpful.

FYI for anyone having similar problems -- some have said uninstalling Glims extension will fix Safari. I'm at work now and can't test, but in case someone is searching in vain thought I would provide the same tip I found elsewhere this AM.

We'll see! :rolleyes:
 
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impulse462

macrumors 68000
Jun 3, 2009
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I clean installed mavericks on my mid 2013 13" MBA and I'm still getting random beachballs.
 
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w00d

macrumors member
Sep 14, 2010
92
0
Yes, and it's super annoying. I see beach ball every day since "upgrade". Most noticeable for me is command-tab into Chrome is sometimes super slow, it takes 2-3 seconds for the browser window to come to the surface.

This is on my 2013 MBA i7. Only thing I like so far about Mav are the tabs in Finder.
 
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Jedi Master

macrumors regular
Sounds like it might a chrome issue

Yes, and it's super annoying. I see beach ball every day since "upgrade". Most noticeable for me is command-tab into Chrome is sometimes super slow, it takes 2-3 seconds for the browser window to come to the surface.

This is on my 2013 MBA i7. Only thing I like so far about Mav are the tabs in Finder.


Try turn turning "Pepper Flash" off
 
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whoknows87

macrumors 6502a
Aug 8, 2012
675
30
S.Florida
Post Mavericks the machine was running snappy, after updating iPhoto, I notice this lag and yes Beach Ball appear more often for a few sec then they go away, I'm trying to figure out why the lag/keyboard lag I have 3 tabs open on average and that's about it
128 SSD, 8RAM late 2012 Model, 65 GB Free I usually load stuff on external HD, Should I wipe everything off and do a clean install of Mav?
 
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AllieNeko

macrumors 65816
Sep 25, 2003
1,004
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I was getting beachballs constantly and now they're resolved actually! Even my iTunes was cutting out frequently, I couldn't listen to a song without skipping in ML.
 
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ASKendrew

macrumors 6502
Mar 7, 2011
267
18
United Kingdom
I'm having this problem too on my late 2013 13' rMBP. The system doesn't hiccup but I see it a lot across the OS, from just browsing in Safari to hovering over the minimise and maximise buttons.
 
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