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Question: Beach balling on Safari and Chrome suddenly


I've had my Macbook for just over four years and it's worked fine up until about a week ago. Now it beach balls almost every time I load a page on safari and sometimes on Chrome. It also does this occasionally on other apps. Can anyone help fix this? I ran an EtreCheck and have the report if that helps. Thank you

MacBook Pro, OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)

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May 28, 2018 7:22 PM in response to mtappan In response to mtappan

Etrecheck might help.

Safari/Preferences/Advanced - enable the Develop menu, then go there and Empty Caches. Quit/reopen Safari and test. Then try Safari/History/Show History and delete all history items. Quit/reopen Safari and test. You can also try try Safari/Clear History…. The down side is it clears all cookies. Doing this may cause some sites to no longer recognize your computer as one that has visited the web site. Go to Finder and select your user/home folder. With that Finder window as the front window, either select Finder/View/Show View options or go command - J. When the View options opens, check ’Show Library Folder’. That should make your user library folder visible in your user/home folder. Select Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/Cache.db and move it to the trash.

Go to Safari Preferences/Extensions and turn all extensions off. Test. If okay, turn the extensions on one by one until you figure out what extension is causing the problem.

Safari Corruption See post by Linc Davis

May 28, 2018 7:22 PM

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