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Wed 18 Aug 2004

Safari Autofill causing delays?

Category : mac and the internet

The dreaded spinning beachball has plagued me more then once recently and I was wondering if any of my beta softwares were causing problems. Turns out Macfixit might have identified it in late July.

"It appears the Safari delay (the dreaded beachball) may be caused by the 'Other forms' checkbox in the AutoFill tab of Safarišs preferences. Once I unchecked the checkbox and re-launched Safari, the delay vanished."

"If you have just a few auto-fill pages, disable auto-fill in preferences and then add the auto-fill button to your menu for "manual-auto-fill" as needed."

Another problem seems to be solved. I have been reading the Macfixit webpage for years and the newsletter is an added convenience - besides fault finding and solutions, it also provides notice of software updates and other news. I had not been getting the daily updates until this issue appeared, spanning a couple of weeks. It provided information useful immediately.

You can sign up for it at the Macfixit webpage.

Posted at 12:46AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | , .