When I'm trying to save or select a file in a web browser, or any other application the beachball appears and the app hangs for ±30 seconds.

I didn't have this problem in High Sierra. Is it a common bug or specific to my hardware? I have MacBook Pro Retina 15 2014

  • I don't have this problem and I'm running Mojave. Try the usual troubleshooting routine of doing an SMC reset, test if it happens; if so, try creating a new user and testing again.
    – fsb
    Commented Sep 30, 2018 at 13:27
  • Same problem, same MacBook... I've tried all kinds of SMC and PRAM resets to no avail...
    – spro
    Commented Mar 4, 2019 at 0:24

2 Answers 2


Found it. SMC reset didn't fix it. It's an iCloud issue. One solution is to remove the iCloud tab from the finder sidebar through Finder->Preferences->Sidebar.

It's not perfect, but at least productivity is back. I hope they will run an update that will solve this.



I have the same setup and had the exact same problem, which I somehow got resolved. Now I'm not sure what exactly worked out of everything I tried, but here's the list:

  • Disabled dynamic wallpaper
  • SMC/PRAM reset
  • Checked login items and deleted a few (had for example Magnet and BetterSnapTool both starting on login and also some other weird processes)

Good luck finding the culprit.

  • @fsb What's wrong with this? Commented Oct 29, 2018 at 19:59
  • @JBis Nothing, I must've hit the wrong button for the auto-text comment. Thanks for pointing it out, I'll delete it.
    – fsb
    Commented Oct 29, 2018 at 20:13

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