Seeing Beachballs on Safari

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fireworksdesign, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. fireworksdesign macrumors member

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    This is kinda getting disappointing, everytime i open like 3 or more tabs, i load a 2 youtube videos, then the beachballs keep on appearing , the air sorta hangs up for a few seconds and makes it really slow. What's causing this? Should I empty the cache often every time i close my air ? reset safari ?

    Other apps that are opened are usually adium, skype and mail only. im on an air 13 inch i5 128ssd
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Flash on websites will put high demands on your CPU/GPU. For Flash issues:
    For general performance: Performance Tips For Mac OS X
     
  3. blow45 macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't think beachballs on a couple of tabs with flash is acceptable behaviour, I would take it to apple for a look. Ok flash is best to be avoided, and it will soon be a relic (not soon enough though) but not in this kind of usage it shouldn't be beachballing safari, and I m not sure the issue is flash here...

    Emptying the cache or resetting safari are half measures on a scenario that shouldn't be happening to begin with.
     
  4. fireworksdesign thread starter macrumors member

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    unfortunately, we dont have an apple store here in our city, i can call for apple support though , it doesnt really bother me that much , but when it happens rarely, i get to lose those videos that have been loaded in hd, and it refreshes, takes minutes too since my net connection is not that fast.


    i have installed click to flash before, ill try installing it again, and follow the tips you have mentioned.


    What is it with tabs that refresh? Ex, i open like 4 tabs, blogs, not flash sites, and all of a sudden safari refreshes the tabs to Untitled ? Is this a bug ?
     
  5. blow45 macrumors 68000

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    been happening to me lately too but on an old white 24" imac, could be a bug I don't know. If you don't want to keep reloading your videos you might want to get some extension for chrome or safari and have them download too, takes some digging to find a decent one, maybe a few minutes or so.
     

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