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Old 08-30-2017, 02:35 PM
 
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When Firefox flashes that little red, rolling circle on a page, is it actually fixing something? Or is it only warning about what is there?

Thank you. hazel
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Rolling circle? Can you give us a screen shot?
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:44 AM
 
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Rolling circle? Can you give us a screen shot?
I am sorry. I cannot. But you are the second person who does not recognize it. I wonder if it only appears on the MAC. A friend in Texas who has a MAC, also gets it. She says it is from Firefox. I have written to her for more information.

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Old 08-31-2017, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Sounds like it's frozen or crashing. It doesn't work well for me either. Try a different browser.
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:05 AM
 
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So, you do get it? And, yes, I'm told it is trying to fix something. But someone else said it is only a warning. I just hoped to find out which.

Computer man will be here this afternoon to clean out my machine. I intend to switch to another browser as my default browser. The way it is now, I cannot open Gmail or any Google site without using Firefox browser. If I click to use Safari, it switches back to Firefox.

We shall get this taken care of this afternoon. Thanks. Hazel
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:09 AM
 
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Here's how to make a screenshot, by the way.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201361
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:17 AM
 
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Here's how to make a screenshot, by the way.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201361

Thanks. I'll copy. Even then, I'd have to wait until the critter apperaed. It only shows when there is trouble. And, of course, that's when I panic and forget how to do anything. :-( hazel
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Old 09-01-2017, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I am sorry. I cannot. But you are the second person who does not recognize it. I wonder if it only appears on the MAC. A friend in Texas who has a MAC, also gets it. She says it is from Firefox. I have written to her for more information.

Thank you for reply.
Well, I wanted to ask because it sounded like you were having issues with Firefox on a Mac computer, and you just confirmed that it is a Macintosh.

I have a macbook pro, and I've had issues with Firefox and the multi-colored spinning wheel. It's basically the application not responding or taking a longer time than usual to load. Honestly, I've had better luck just using Safari on my Mac. I'm not a big fan of it, but it just seems to work better than the other browsers. Does not work very well with Xmarks extension though.
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Old 09-01-2017, 03:23 PM
 
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Well, I wanted to ask because it sounded like you were having issues with Firefox on a Mac computer, and you just confirmed that it is a Macintosh.

I have a macbook pro, and I've had issues with Firefox and the multi-colored spinning wheel. It's basically the application not responding or taking a longer time than usual to load. Honestly, I've had better luck just using Safari on my Mac. I'm not a big fan of it, but it just seems to work better than the other browsers. Does not work very well with Xmarks extension though.
I have a friend who says exactly the same thing about both Firefox and Safari. Evidently, it isn't "us"; it's "them".

The computer man was here last night. He said two things. Let it finish if you can. But if it goes on too long, you can "force quit" from the apple icon in the top left corner. Or, hit Option/Escape. He also wrote in the notes he left me: Command / Escape. Is Command the same as Option? Anyway, one of these should work. And my question is answered. It isn't fixing anything that is "broken". It is trying to download something and has stalled.

I hope I have all of that right.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Firefox works fine on my Mac. However, my Mac is from 2009 and everything is a bit slower, including Safari with its beach ball and Firefox with its whatever you call it. How old is your Mac? I do have a 2011 Mac that occasionally works, and Firefox never has a problem on that one.
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