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.