Constant Spinning Pointer

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DarkSorrow82, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. DarkSorrow82 macrumors regular

    DarkSorrow82

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    It seems that every few seconds my mouse pointer will stop and start spinning. I notice this a lot when browsing the internet. It's been going on for a few betas now so not really sure what is causing it. It's very annoying because when it's spinning nothing responds! Any ideas?

    OS: MacOS Sierra 10.12.4 Beta (16E175b
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

    casperes1996

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    I recommend keeping a constant look on Activity Monitor/iStat and seeing if there are either spikes in CPU or your RAM is full when it happens. Please report back with info about what Activity Monitor shows, as well as info on your hardware. Uh, and active software when it happens
     
  3. DarkSorrow82 thread starter macrumors regular

    DarkSorrow82

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    Not sure if it was FireFox but I saw it was using 8GB of RAM. I closed it then reopened it. I think the problem is resolved for me but I'll keep testing.
     

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  4. casperes1996 macrumors 68040

    casperes1996

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    I can see you have 16gigs of RAM, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. If the graph in Activity Monitor doesn't go yellow or red memory shouldn't affect performance too much. Web browsers are often culprits when it comes to resource hogging however.
     

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