Is there still a problem with Massive amount of Icons on Desktop?
I know it used to be a problem with older version of Mac OS, that if you had a massive amount of icons on the desktop, it could actually slow your computer down. I have a person who is having random beach balls, and her desktop is littered with icons. I would like to discount this as a problem. This machine is a Macbook pro, with 16gb of ram 256gb SSD. She is not syncing desktop to icloud.
They cured the icons on the desktop issue years ago (a lot of years ago).
More likely 3rd party launch agents or launch daemons that are interfering with the normal operations.
Suggest booting into Safe mode. If life is better, it is almost assured it is 3rd party stuff running in the background. Possibly adware or anti-virus package(s).
Thats what I thought. Appreciate the input.