Beachballs with New MBA and Lion?

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  1. qwerf123 macrumors regular

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    I just got my new i7 13" Macbook Air and I am experiencing freezing/beachballs all the time when using the mac app store and occasionally on a few other programs.
    I initially presumed it was because I've barely used the machine but starting to think otherwise.

    Has anyone experienced this or found it has stopped/reduced the more they used their MBA?

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  2. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    For some reason I've always had slow downs on the Mac app store. Doesn't matter if it is 2010 or 2011 MBA either. Talk about something they would want running smoothly.
     
  3. drew0020 macrumors 65816

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    Mostly on the Mac app store. Sometimes when installing programs, but I only notice this using the app store. Guess its normal.
     
  4. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    Only time i saw the beach ball is on the mac app store but i think that is because it has request program data and draw it into the app in real time.

    Haven't seen beach balls elsewhere
     
  5. scarred macrumors 6502a

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    I get the beach ball showing up in the App Store as well. Forgive my ignorance, but isn't that just like an hour glass in windows (or the spinning circle, whatever). Maybe it doesn't bother me because I put up with that kind of behaviour for so long with windows? heh
     
  6. qwerf123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I am also too used to windows. But after buying the latest MBA i was expecting it not to do this as I've got the i7 and reading about OS X.

    Just happy to hear others are experiencing this as I was contemplating taking back my MBA.

    I hope Apple release an update soon to fix this!
     
  7. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    I don't have my MBA yet, but my Macbook Pro on Lion gets the beach ball when using the Mac App Store.

    I'm pretty sure it is just because they are loading the data from the internet. It really shouldn't be using the beach ball though as that is usually indicative of an unresponsive task (Or an intensive task, such as applying a filter to a video, or something else processor/disk intensive).
     
  8. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    Beachballs in the App Store have nothing to do with your machine - they have everything to do with the dynamic nature of the app store (everything is updated over the 'net on the fly) and your internet connection.
     
  9. seepel macrumors 6502

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    They could at least have the decency to throw the rendering in a background thread until its ready though, it's a bit frustrating.
     
  10. Gemütlichkeit macrumors 65816

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    I've noticed this too. I migrated my data from snow leopard, I hope that isn't causing the problem.
     
  11. kcdude macrumors regular

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    Initial time machine backup wireless + anything= beach ball for me.

    13" i7 256
     
  12. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    I seriously doubt it. It's just the design of the App Store.
     
  13. qwerf123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    After using it now for nearly a week, I only get beachballs on the Mac App Store.

    Guess we have to wait for the next update for lion!
     
  14. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    I don't think Lion is the issue - it's the fact that so much of the content you see when you start the App Store is dynamic in nature.
     
  15. MBABuyer macrumors regular

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    It happens every time I open the appstore!

    Do you think they will fix it in the next software update?
     
  16. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Happens with Final Cut Pro X as well, it completely hangs with beachballs too often !

    Read some think its a Lion issue.
     
  17. qwerf123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think its a more expected on Final Cut Pro X as it a much more demanding program than the Mac App Store.

    Does anyone know what this lion update (10.7.2) on the internet is about?
    Is it a leak or a GM version before it is publicly released?
     
  18. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    MacApp Store on Lion is at fault.

    I get same with my Octo MacPro. It was grand in the GM, but in the retail release and the MBA version of lion the App Store seemingly has to reload everything each time you open and go from one app and back to main screen.

    This will no doubt be sorted in a Lion update.
     
  19. TornadoLowLevel macrumors newbie

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    I suspect the main problem has been the wireless network for me. Initialising Time Machine and iTunes over wifi took hours.

    iTunes beachballed all the time whilst setting up libraries etc. It works now but I still dread its appearance.
     
  20. eeptman macrumors member

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    You can fix it.
     
  21. qwerf123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That actually works great!!! Thanks :)

    Just hope those setting changes don't screw anything else up
     
  22. Typswif2fingers macrumors 6502

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    Thanks..
     
  23. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    But by that train of thought the iTunes store should also beach ball. I've never had a problem browsing the iTunes music or App store. The Mac App Store is the only thing that causes my new MBA to beach ball.
     
  24. thatisme macrumors 6502

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    worked wonders!
     
  25. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    Thank you, this fixed the issue of beach balls in I tunes as well
     

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