Get spinning beach ball as soon as I open Safari

melburstein

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Jul 3, 2012
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I've already reported this to Apple via the Feedback Assistance, but want to ask if anyone else is experiencing this problem. It started for me about one week ago and renders Safari unusable, forcing me to use Chrome.
 

colourfastt

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I've already reported this to Apple via the Feedback Assistance, but want to ask if anyone else is experiencing this problem. It started for me about one week ago and renders Safari unusable, forcing me to use Chrome.
I've been having this problem since PB1. Like the recurring junk mail problem with Mail, I've sent numerous "feedbacks" but haven't seen it resolved yet.
 

melburstein

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Jul 3, 2012
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Try removing the Safari folder from your library using this terminal command:

mv ~/Library/Safari ~/Library/Safari.old

(Don't worry, all your settings will be backed up should this not be the solution)
Problem solved. Thank you so much ErikGrim :). The terminal command could not find the file, so I used MuCommander to find and rename it.
 

tenebra87

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Oct 19, 2014
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Try removing the Safari folder from your library using this terminal command:

mv ~/Library/Safari ~/Library/Safari.old

(Don't worry, all your settings will be backed up should this not be the solution)
Thanks Thanks Thanks a lot from Italy!!
You saved me!

Luca
 

thebro20

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Sep 7, 2014
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spinning beachball in safari

Since a few days ago I'm constantly getting the spinning beach ball in safari. Just clicking on a link, typing something into a search bar or password, i get the spinning beachball. any ideas on what to do? I've never had this problem before.
 

MonkeySee....

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Sep 24, 2010
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Try removing the Safari folder from your library using this terminal command:

mv ~/Library/Safari ~/Library/Safari.old

(Don't worry, all your settings will be backed up should this not be the solution)
Do you know where the backed up settings would be?

Cheers
 

patrickwlee

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Oct 31, 2015
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I've already reported this to Apple via the Feedback Assistance, but want to ask if anyone else is experiencing this problem. It started for me about one week ago and renders Safari unusable, forcing me to use Chrome.
I found a solution to this, if you are using Click to Plugin, or Adblocker extensions in Safari, in Safari preferences, Advanced Tab, uncheck "Stop plug-ins to save power".
 

Gjwilly

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May 1, 2011
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Try removing the Safari folder from your library using this terminal command:

mv ~/Library/Safari ~/Library/Safari.old

(Don't worry, all your settings will be backed up should this not be the solution)
This solved my problem so I just had to bump it to show that it's still relevant.
I've got the latest El Capitan beta and the beach balls have only been getting worse and worse.
If you log out of iCloud before performing the step above and then log back in to iCloud after, you won't even lose any bookmarks (provided you use iCloud to sync your bookmarks).
Mucho thanks.
 
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