6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2010 12:26 PM by Thomas Manforte
Thomas Manforte Level 1 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 Level 8 (45,650 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 Level 10 (119,875 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 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 Level 7 (31,125 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 Level 10 (119,875 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 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