8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2011 12:21 PM by HBail
george_10 Level 1 Level 1
hello....i have a macbook pro 15" i7 and i have a problem with the spinning wheel of Mac os X. I am always seeing this spinning wheel. for example I open mail and safari at the same time and i get this spining wheel for 25 secondes...
any solutions????
please help me...

macbook pro i7, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS
    Welcome to Apple Discussions!
    Before quitting those applications, close all but a maximum of two windows.
    Leave Mail's activity window from the Windows menu open.
    Do not leave more than one tab open.
    It may be too much for the machine to load at once.
    When it comes to Safari, make sure the home page is set to one that fully loads accurately in the browser.
    Check the issue does not persist at a wi fi hotspot, and let us know the result.
    Also make sure your data is backed up before trying any optimizations.
  • george_10 Level 1 Level 1
    sorry but i don't understand....
    i open mail and then the activity and i saw that it was sending me password to find any new mails
    then how can i see that my home page is set to one that fully loads accurately in my browser???
    thanks for your reply... (and i hope you reply again to help me )
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS
    i open mail and then the activity and i saw that it was sending me password to find any new mails


    Did it find any new mails? Or did it just sit there asking for a password?

    then how can i see that my home page is set to one that fully loads accurately in my browser???


    Find a website you like to visit that doesn't have problems loading. Google and Wikipedia and Apple's own website all should always work.

    Go to Safari menu -> Preferences -> Click on the light switch for General.
    There you will find a home page field where you can put that website you like.
  • george_10 Level 1 Level 1
    no it didn't find any new mails and the mail's activity monitor was blank after 5-6 secondes

    i have done what you have told me to do with safari's home page
    now at safari's preferences and at the "general" tab says that my home page is http://www.apple.com/startpage/
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS
    Ask a friend to send you an e-mail and see if it arrives.
  • george_10 Level 1 Level 1
    it arrives....
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS
    So is everything working?
    Have you managed to isolate any webpages that don't work?
  • HBail Level 1 Level 1
    I have also had this problem- It seems to be getting worse rather than better and started about a week after I had some problems during freezing at start up of my macbook pro (which was all sorted).