Color Pinwheel being a royal pain!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kathryne_B, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. kathryne_B, Jan 2, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2015

    kathryne_B macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2005
    I go to a pb forum that was created by an acquaintance using Safari. I'm Ok on it for a couple minutes, but after a couple of minutes the colored pinwheel comes on and spins interminably. I then go to the board using another browser or restart my computer. But the sequence happens all over again. Would someone be kind enough to let me know how I can fix this? This wasn't happening a month ago. I'm on OS 6.8.1 and the version of Safari is 5.1.10. Thank you for any insight. -K

    Can anyone hear my call??
  2. Deth macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2014
    South of heaven
    Old version of safari after some java updates or stuff like that starts eating an insane amount of ram that cause the spinning wheel a lot.
    does the problem goes a way if you quit safari and start it again after a minute?

    check on activity monitor under real memory, sometimes the safari web content may be taking about 2Gb of ram with only one page open

    ...don't know why, but i know it happens on older versions

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