Macintosh OS/Spinning Beach Ball


Hi David,

I use a mid - 2012 Mac Pro; run Mavericks 10.9.2.  Just lately I have been experiencing the spinning beach ball, and I don't know why.  I've had this Mac since September 2013 and did not have any spinning beach ball problem until now.


Mavericks should have 8Gb RAM - if you have 4Gb add RAM.
If you do not restart your Mac every three days or so - DO.
The beach ball happens when running what program(s)?

Rsstart with the SHIFT key down once a month for basic maintenance, at least.
This is Safe Mode

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David Anders


Seattle - The Computer Guy - 15 yr veteran Mac/PC/network problem solving. Clients are design firms, artists, freelancers and photographers. PLEASE PLEASE provide EXACT info for Mac Model and OS Version. RAM installed - added cards - external devices - recent changes. Do you do MONTHLY MAINTENANCE? With what Utility? What you have tried and what result do you want.


First computer experience 1969. Worked in 3 computer stores. Setup First Mac and First IBM-PC.

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