How To: Get rid of Safari’s Spinning Beach Ball

There’s dozens of reasons as to why you might be getting a spinning beach ball when visiting certain web pages in Safari, and there are also dozens of solutions you COULD try. I know this because I tried them all while trying to figure out why web pages in general, but Yahoo’s Pro Football Pick ’em and Amazon.com in particular, were giving me more beachballs than a British Rock Festival.

Here’s what I did to solve MY problem:

With Safari open, go to the top of your screen and click the word SAFARI

Fix Safari Beach Ball

Choose PREFERENCES

Go to SECURITY

UNCHECK the bottom option for INTERNET PLUG-INS ALLOW PLUG-INS

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fix Safari Beach Ball

Quit Safari completely, and then relaunch.

Immediately after doing this I was able to once again make my losing Football Pool picks, and it has fixed my beach ball problem for over 2 weeks now. I am not sure what plug-ins I have disabled by unchecking that (I have not noticed anything not working as I watch YouTube and surf the web) but it’s possible that if you rely on some special plug-in to get things done, this may not be an option for you.

If that did NOT solve your problem, try following the usual suggestions of
Trashing your Safari Prefs
Deleting your Safari Cache
Completely wiping your computer clean and starting from scratch
as those are the suggestions you will find time and again from the Google Machine.

Good Luck!

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