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    Color Wheel : I hate it
    I can't stand the spinning color wheel that comes up when my computer is running slow or the internet server isn't changing the pages that I am surfing promptly.

    It just frustrates me, a personal preference to get rid of it I suppose. Could someone please help me destroy it or maybe gently replace it with another image?

    (better internet service is not an option, the color wheel must be gone forever)

    Please help me if you know how to.

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    Would help immensely if we had your Mac's specs and OS.
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    Hi and welcome to M-F Donald ....

    Just a little confused. Are you wanting to change the wheel to a different image OR are you wanting to get rid of it as in fix the problem with your Mac so it doesnt appear as much as it sounds like it does ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Hi and welcome to M-F Donald ....

    Just a little confused. Are you wanting to change the wheel to a different image OR are you wanting to get rid of it as in fix the problem with your Mac so it doesnt appear as much as it sounds like it does ??
    Sounds like he wants to mod it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Would help immensely if we had your Mac's specs and OS.
    Not sure what specs are.

    I think it's called

    OS X : Snow Leopard

    Could be wrong about what it's called. I just remember the snow leopard and it be OS X. I'm pretty amateur if you haven't noticed by the above.

    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Hi and welcome to M-F Donald ....

    Just a little confused. Are you wanting to change the wheel to a different image OR are you wanting to get rid of it as in fix the problem with your Mac so it doesnt appear as much as it sounds like it does ??
    Thank you for the warm welcome.

    I want to get rid of the color wheel though. I hate it. I'll admit to being a bit dramatic, but I feel insulted watching a color wheel spin in my face while my computer is loading or running slow. I would prefer something less colorful spinning in my face when I am angry. Even if it means having a grey/black/purple wheel spinning in my face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post



    Thank you for the warm welcome.

    I want to get rid of the color wheel though. I hate it. I'll admit to being a bit dramatic, but I feel insulted watching a color wheel spin in my face while my computer is loading or running slow. I would prefer something less colorful spinning in my face when I am angry. Even if it means having a grey/black/purple wheel spinning in my face.

    Hmmm well you did say you are pretty amateur RE : Mac OS.... By the way you would be right in saying Snow Leopard... My advice at the moment is try your darndest to NOT worry about it. If memory serves me right to change the wheel you will have to play around with System Files and even for the Geniuses here thats a sort of No No ... Playing with system files you are more than likely stuff up your whole Mac which in the end means a complete re-install ...
    There could however be a Terminal command that could do it for you.
    If you REALLY want to play around with it ill see what i can dig up for you ....

    But be WARNED

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Hmmm well you did say you are pretty amateur RE : Mac OS.... By the way you would be right in saying Snow Leopard... My advice at the moment is try your darndest to NOT worry about it. If memory serves me right to change the wheel you will have to play around with System Files and even for the Geniuses here thats a sort of No No ... Playing with system files you are more than likely stuff up your whole Mac which in the end means a complete re-install ...
    There could however be a Terminal command that could do it for you.
    If you REALLY want to play around with it ill see what i can dig up for you ....

    But be WARNED

    Cheers
    What would be the possible effect of using a Terminal Command?

    And why can't I just throw this stupid wheel in the recycling bin?! Grrr*

    Curse you Apple for making me go to ridiculous extremes to get rid of this god forsaken color wheel!!!!!


    Also what would modding it do for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Not sure what specs are.
    My Specs:

    Model Name: Mac mini
    Model Identifier: Macmini2,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MM21.009A.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.19f2
    Serial Number (system): YM7486V1YL1
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0016CBAD5C6B


    To get the above, click on the Apple icon in the upper left, on the menu bar. Select "About This Mac". That opens a small window, and you click on "More Info..." Then you can copy and paste the info into your next post.

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    The reason that many of the posters are asking for your specs is because you shouldn't be seeing the spinning pinwheel all that often. If you are, it's usually indicative of a deeper problem (i.e. not enough memory, corruption in the filesystem, damaged software installs, etc).

    As toMACsh advises above, please use the system profiler to help us better understand your computer.

    Think of it this way - if you called your mechanic and said "my car makes a noise, what's wrong with it?", they'd probably ask you what make and model the car is, whether it's a 4-cylinder, V6/V8, diesel, etc before they would even venture a guess as to the cause of the problem.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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