Spinning Blue Ball on Mac?

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  1. macuser1232 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey I was just on youtube when I noticed a spinning blue ball with a mini cursor attached to it instead of my regular mouse when I was on youtube. What is this? It's similar to the rainbow beach ball except it's blue and shows a little pointer.
     
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    ive seen this a few times i think its just the beachball for certain tasks or programs
     
  3. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded to Mountain Lion recently from Snow Leopard and I never have gotten it before. Do you think it has anything to do with my Mac being slow? I mean I have a 2011 13-inch Macbook Pro i5 8gb of ram.
     
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    I think it's either an HTML5 or Flash symbol for buffering.
     
  5. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    or Javascript i think. So how do you prevent this? Is this normal?
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    ya it i never seen in on Lion so its most likely new to ML, i dont think its any more of a beach ball than the rainbow one not sure why now some tasks have that blue one
     
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    There's only one cure I know about for blue balls but modesty forbids me from commenting :eek:
     
  9. Peace macrumors Core

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    It's normal.
     
  10. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    +1

    Short of all regular bottlenecks, your computer isn't slow. It's that flash is crap. Pause the video for 5 sec after it starts loading and it should fix itself, but everyone has this issue.
     
  11. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Roll Tide.
     
  12. JohnMantooth macrumors member

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    I got this when I launched Photoshop today. Never saw it in Lion, so it's definitely a Mountain Lion thing. But it's not related to JS or Flash, because I saw it for the first time in Photoshop.
     
  13. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    I think its either a java or Flash thing because the company I worked for when accessed on a PC it would do the blue mouse thing.
     
  14. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Starting to get this as well. Not sure why. It appears for just a second, sometimes while I'm just typing in a Safari window. Very odd..

    (2012 iMac 10.8.2)
     
  15. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    I'm on Mountain Lion 10.8.3, which was not a clean install but rather an upgrade to Lion. I just started noticing this. First I noticed it only in Safari. But recently my computer came to a standstill. Not crashed, but things that would take 1 second were taking 10 minutes. Like just closing a window, for example. I had finally closed and saved everything so I could restart, and I noticed the cursor with blue ball even showing up in the Finder.

    I saw one other thread on MR say it might have to do with Java, but I don't think I have Java installed.
     
  16. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    It's def normal I've gotten it on both Mac and PC.
     

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