Safari, Snow Leopard, and the Beach Ball of Death (round 2)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by NewGuyToMac, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. NewGuyToMac macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2008
    I posted this in the Mac Applications Software forum a couple days ago and have had no responses, so I am posting again here in hopes of getting a reply.

    I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard and ever since, I have been having one major problem with Safari. That problem is that when I try to open a new tab in a Safari window, I get the beach ball of death and the computer pretty much locks up for a good couple minutes. It only does it when I try to open a new tab in an already open window, if I right click on the Safari icon and go to new window, it doesnt do it. Is this happening to anyone else? Is there anything I can do to fix it? Oh, and I am running a late 2008 Aluminum MacBook.

    I appreciate any help and suggestions!
  2. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    It's a problem with the way your macbook handles the new "Top Sites" thing, I had the problem too. Upgrading with the latest SL, or making it so a new tab doesn't bring up the "Top Sites" selection.

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