Users around the country are complaining that Facebook is giving them the spinning blue ball (some call it checkered, or a beach ball) in place of their regular mouse cursor arrow. Of course, the spinning blue ball indicates that something is still processing in the background – all indications are that this is on Facebook’s side, and it’s been going on for days. WTF, Facebook?
If you find that Finder on your Mac or Macbook has started hanging or freezing (giving you the spinning disc or beach ball of death), try these steps. These have worked for us, and others.