6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2010 12:26 PM by Thomas Manforte
Thomas Manforte Level 1 (10 points)
Sometimes when trying to load a web page I get the color spinning wheel. It can spin forever. Is there a series of key strokes that I can use to stop my request for that page? Force quitting disrupts my other online activities.

Thanks

Tom

iMac G 5, ibook g3, mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)
    If Safari is getting very slow:

    (Presumably you regularly empty your Safari cache by deleting the following file:

    Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/cache.db

    and clear your History)

    Adding Open DNS codes to your Network Preferences, should give good results in terms of speed-up as well as added security:

    If you are using a single computer: Open System Preferences/Network. Double click on your connection type, or select it in the drop-down menu, and in the box marked 'DNS Servers' add the following two numbers:

    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220

    (You can also enter them if you click on Advanced and then DNS)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)
    Very Important, how much Free Space is on your Hard Drive first of all? Click on the Macintosh HD on the Desktop, then do a Get Info on it.

    For clarity, 10.4.x instructions for entering DNS mumbers...

    Try putting these numbers in Network>TCP/IP>DNS Servers, for the Interface you connect with...

    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220

    Then Apply
  • Thomas Manforte Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks for the help. I've cleared the cache and add the Open DNS codes. I'll report back as to how it's running. I know one of the things slowing down this computer is that it's an old iBook dual usb G3 with a 20GB hard drive and only has 2.62 GB available. It needs a major HD purging. Back to my original question, is there a series of keystrokes that will stop my request for for a web page that is slow or unresponsive in loading? Also, will the same DNS codes work with all my Macs?
    Thanks again

    Tom
  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,420 points)
    Thomas --

    You are in danger of damaging your HD with only 10% of your HD free.
    The usual recommendation is 15-20%.
    I think that's the cause of your spinning wheels.

    Yes, those DNS numbers will work on all your Macs.
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)
    Back to my original question, is there a series of keystrokes that will stop my request for for a web page that is slow or unresponsive in loading?


    Nope, it's not listening to/executing keystrokes when the wheel is spinning.

    As mentioned, more Free Space is likely to help.
  • Thomas Manforte Level 1 (10 points)
    thanks for all the help. The G3 is running quicker now, and I'm in the process of purging the junk on the HD.

    Tom