Daily Archives:February 20th, 2005

Avoiding the beachball while surfing…

Mac owners who use the Safari browser sometimes find that they start to get the ‘spinning beachball’ cursor fairly often, while Safari takes a short pause to contemplate life. I found a couple of hints that are supposed to fix this:

  • Under Safari Preferences…select Autofill and then turn off “other forms.”
  • Quit Safari and delete your ~/Library/Safari/Icons directory. This caches the ‘favicons’ which may be associated with each site and it can, apparently, get a bit clogged up.

I’ve just tried these, and things seem snappier, though it’s a bit early to say for certain…

Follow-up, a day later – yes, it certainly seems to have helped a lot.

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