Unresponsive Script Warning

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Christopher C. Hardin

07 Aug, 2012 08:45 PM

I've been getting a lot of unresponsive script warnings with the latest version of the browser (10.0.06). The unresponsive script warning usually drops down from the top of the browser page with a stop control. But lately, the warning has been coming down over the entire TenFourFox control panel making the web page unusable. In addition, this web page cannot be closed until the program is restarted. The corrupted web page continues to use bandwidth while the controls of the web browser are completely covered and useless. One can, however, shrink the page down to the app menu and open a fresh page, but this does not necessarily mean that the problem won't repeat itself a second time.

It also appears to happen more on pages that continually update themselves at websites such as Huffington Post and facebook.

I've taken a screen shot of the problem and have included it with this comment.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 07 Aug, 2012 09:22 PM

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    Christopher, thanks for your message. The unusual big unrespponsive script warning to me looks like the line breaking of the long script address doesn't work properly, which would certainly be Mozilla's bug. On Bugzilla, there are several bugs dealing with incorrect/off-screen posiitions of this dialog.

    You can disable the warning:
    - Type about:config (just like one word, no spaces) in the address bar. Hit return. - Confirm that you'll be careful. - Scroll down to dom.max_script_run_time (or type it in the filter), double click it and set the value to 0.

    Since more and more websites rely on very complicated scripts, I find it convenient to disable the warning and wait untill the script has finished, even if it takes a while. The time until the warning pops up is likely to be tuned to the much faster Intel Macs, so we see it a lot more on PPC Macs.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 09 Aug, 2012 07:10 PM

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    It might also be helpful to post specifications of your system.

  3. Chris (chtrusch) closed this discussion on 17 Oct, 2012 06:10 PM.

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