Blue spinning loading cursor consistently getting stuck when play testing

Reproduction Steps
All I’m doing is pressing the play button in the “Test” category on the “Home” tab in Studio. It seems pretty random in that it doesn’t happen every single time I do this, but it is frequent enough that I have to deal with it many times a day. I think it also happens no matter what place I’m editing.

System Information
The only relevant information I can think to share here for this issue is that I’m on Windows 11 currently, but I was also getting this issue on my Windows 10 laptop.

Beta Features
The issue seems to happen regardless of the beta features I have enabled, but here they are anyways: Canvas Group, One-click Collaborate Button, Start Page List Display.

Expected Behavior
The cursor should not constantly get stuck in the loading/waiting state. The loading cursor persists after play testing is over, too, so the only way to fix the issue that I know of so far is to just restart studio, but it’ll pop up again pretty quickly after since I’m constantly having to play test.

I’ve found a few past threads discussing a similar issue, but caused by actions other than play testing (i.e., inserting models, creating a union, updating a plugin, etc.) and they seem to have been solved multiple years ago.

Actual Behavior

I can’t give an accurate guess here because I’ve just been ignoring/dealing with it for a while. Pretty sure it has been at least a couple of months.

Issue Area: Studio
Issue Type: Display
Impact: Low
Frequency: Often


Thank you for posting this, I have gotten this bug for months and it was annoying.

It seems to happen randomly, as stated, but when the loading cursor appears, it doesn’t seem to go away as far as I know. The only workaround is to make your loading cursor the same as your default cursor, though this is impractical.

My colleagues and I have been getting this bug for more than a few months now. It happens specifically when Studio is Auto-Saving the place AND while it’s starting the test, or at least that’s in my case.

The loading cursor remains there until you restart studio. It’s super inconvenient, especially when you’re trying to edit a script.

Edit: Just happened again but in a different scenario, in which I clicked “Save to File” at the same time it started Auto-Saving.


It is 100% related to auto-saves but seems to happen in a variety of situations and I can’t personally get an exact reproduction. Extremely frustrating.

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