Beachball for no good reason

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by martosprint, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. martosprint macrumors 6502

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    I just noticed today in the tool bar where I have some bookmarked items a weird issue that I never saw/had before. When I right click on one of the items to remove it I get the beach ball and I have to force quit Safari from the dock. I tried it several times and even rebooted the computer. Everything else seems to be working okay and never had this happen before. Also I noticed when I tried to save another bookmark to the bar I also get the beach ball. I am able to right click a bookmark to open in a new tab and that works just fine. It seems the problem is just trying to remove or add a link to the bar is when I get the beach ball. It's a late 2012 iMac which has been running perfectly.
    Any ideas why this is happening? thanks for a reply
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    Just as a routine maintenance measure, I'd suggest:
    - booting from the recovery partition
    - launching Disk Utility, and have it "repair" your regular partition
    - do you get "a good report" ...?
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Check HDD SMART. If that's clean, run volume verification in Disk Utility. Also check for operating system updates through the App Store, and ensure that when you shut down/restart your Mac, the option 'reopen windows when logging back in' is disabled (unticked).

    If all comes back OK, and the issue is persisting after OS updates/restart, I suspect it might be the RAM. Quote this anyway and we'll go from there :)
     
  4. martosprint thread starter macrumors 6502

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    --- Post Merged, Jun 1, 2016 ---
    Thanks to both of you, everything checked out okay but nothing worked
     
  5. NoBoMac macrumors 65816

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    Cleared website data (aka cache, cookies)? I had that happen years ago when history got large. Once trimmed down and the save setting set to 30 days, Safari has been working smoothly.

    Only other time I had an issue with Safari was when one of my extensions, an ad-blocker (can't remember which one), dragged Safari down. Switched to a different one (AdGuard) and things were back to normal.
     

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