I keep seeing the spinning beach ball on any tab that has Google Calendar loaded. It doesn't happen right away, it typically takes a while before it starts beach balling. The calendar works fine the whole time. Restarting Safari makes it go away.

Does anyone know how what could be causing this?

I used to get a message saying that the page has been reloaded because of a problem. Not sure if that's related but I haven't seen that with Safari 12 yet even though I have seen this behavior with that version.

Using Safari 12.0 now but this has happened with the last 2 or 3 major releases at least. I thought it could be an extension but Safari 12 has disabled all of my extensions except for 1Password.

  • just to clarify, it works in other browsers, Firefox, Chrome
    – Ruskes
    Sep 19, 2018 at 16:44
  • Google Calendar still works, I just see a beach ball the whole time. I’ll update my question. Sep 19, 2018 at 21:59
  • OK, spinning beach ball means it is waiting for something. Open your Console and look up.
    – Ruskes
    Sep 19, 2018 at 22:03
  • I experience this same thing. I have noticed that the beach ball starts after dismissing an alert that a meeting is coming up. It only goes away after a restart — Safari continues to work fine. Very obnoxious. Oct 12, 2018 at 18:22

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I experienced this same problem. I have had some success by changing my Google Calendar alerts from "Alert" to "Desktop Notification".

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