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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Thanks for that, really speeded up my Safari!

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