Beach ball frequency on Mavericks

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by AXs, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. AXs macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  2. Lbrtn macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  3. daonesteven macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  4. Oui macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm, I upgraded the same machine from ML to Mavericks and haven't seen a beach ball yet.
     
  5. AnorexicPig macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  6. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    i'm having this same exact issue. mac mini late 2012 16gb of ddr3
     
  7. robdrj45 macrumors member

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    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.
     
  8. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    weird - obviously you're not alone but i haven't had a single beachball since upgrading.
     
  9. beachrat macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  10. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  11. AnorexicPig macrumors 6502

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    Well it does not bug me, comes for just a sec mostly now. All in all, I am loving mavericks :D
     
  12. Mac.User macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  13. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  14. beachrat macrumors newbie

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    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:
     
  15. uncle808us macrumors newbie

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    I get this in a lot of software apps. on my Mac Book Pro's with the new Mavericks.10.9
    Just a glimpse every now and then when working in an app.
     
  16. impulse462 Suspended

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    I clean installed mavericks on my mid 2013 13" MBA and I'm still getting random beachballs.
     
  17. w00d macrumors member

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    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.
     
  18. bit density macrumors 6502

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    Me too...

    My guess is that it is the memory compression "feature".
     
  19. Jedi Master macrumors regular

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    Sounds like it might a chrome issue


    Try turn turning "Pepper Flash" off
     
  20. halledise macrumors 65816

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    do it one more time, I had to - flawless performance now ;)
     
  21. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
  22. AllieNeko macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  23. ASKendrew macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  24. iterva macrumors regular

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    Same here.
     
  25. limesmoothie macrumors 6502

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    My 2012 MBA is crashing daily since Mavericks install. Beach ball every time I try to wake from sleep. Not good.
     

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