firefox just took more than 60 bounces to open. i'm frustrated enough that i counted them.
i get spinning beach balls almost constantly, doing the most routine things, most of them system stuff, though.
this was my first mac of my own (and my first with OS X). i used systems 7-9, but they were my parents computers and a while ago. i got this macbook in august and have been "customizing" it since, trying all kinds of programs and whatnot to get it how i like it. well, i've got it configured how i like it, with only the necessary programs and whatnot (which means i've done a lot of installing/deleting) but now it's nearly unusable because of how slow the system is.
my question is: does my diagnosis sound legit? that i've just done a little too much installing/uninstalling/"playing" and somehow i've broken something?
my "fix it" idea is to just make a good long list of what i've got going on now -- since i've got it how i like it -- and reinstall the system from the system disc that came with it, then only install the stuff i know i want.
does this sound like a good idea? is there a "diagnosis" program that i can run on my system to see why i'm getting so many spinners and things are taking so long?