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    Spinning Ball
    Lately whenever I click on some thing I get a spinning ball. That just started recently, what causes this, and what's the cure? Thanks for input Van

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    Didn't see another one... guess I didn't enter that Forum, wherever it is.

    Cause? Not enough RAM for what you're trying to do perhaps.

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    The spinning ball is the equivalent of the hourglass in Windows. The system is busy and wants you to wait. If it started recently, what did you change just before it started to appear? That's most likely the cause of the spinner.

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    As I'm not a moderator, I can't merge threads...
    So, here is the link to the resolved thread:
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    What have you installed and/or changed recently? Something has changed on your system that is causing it to beachball and the best way to find the answer is to try and find out what you did right before it started to do this.
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    What your going to need is to invest in some more ram! that's what i did now i never get it on my G4. Buy new ram, take off cover underneath with screwdriver slot it in, bobs your uncle fanny's your aunt, easiest thing ever. Jobs a good'un.

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