Hi all, Over the past couple days I have been getting the spinning "beach-ball-o-death" while using my web browsers (both Firefox and Safari, latest versions). As soon as it's almost done loading a page, the beach ball pops up for 10-15 seconds before letting me navigate a simple page. When loading gmail, the beach ball persists indefinitely before even displaying the page, and I have to force quit the browser. I have tried a reboot to no avail. I also quit Google Desktop thinking it might be the culprit, but it hasn't helped any. I haven't installed anything lately, though I did upgrade from 1 GB to 2 GB of RAM about a month or so ago. 20" intel iMac Core Duo, OS 10.4.9 Many thanks in advance.