11 Replies Latest reply on Sep 12, 2018 2:13 PM by Wade Keller

    Backspace deleting text or using arrow keys to go back in text triggers spinning beach ball – why?

    tahoe blues Level 1

      When I backspace-delete text or use the left arrow key to go back in text, I often get the spinning beach ball for several to many seconds. If I save the document that will often make the beach ball go away, otherwise it persists longer.


      I have trashed the preferences which hasn't helped, and I have plenty of memory so I don't think that is an issue. I turn off Preflight in case that is causing it, but it still happens.


      Does anyone know what is causing this? It happens on both my 2013 Mac Pro and 2014 MacBook Pro.