For the last 3 days i will be in an application (safari 4,actually) and the app will give me the beachball. I have seen the beachball many times in safari 4 so i would just force quit the app. Well in doing that its still shown with the blue dot under it on the dock, aswell as in the force quit menu. I go to open another app (say iphoto or firefox) and i also get the beachball, and i try to forcequit the app, and it will not force quit. Only way to cure it is to manually restart my macbook pro. (i have a unibody 2.4 macbook pro btw_) i have repaired permissions deleted and reinstalled safari and ran weekly/monthly scripts via cocktail. what else can i do? I am going on Holiday next week, and having to deal with this issue would be a bit of a pain!