Google News Unresponsive script

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Ron Kelley

12 Jul, 2018 06:45 PM

Since the last update to FPR 8, whenever I go to Google News (which is my home page), I get a spinning beach ball that eventually gives me an Unresponsive script message
"A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, open the script in the debugger, or let the script continue.

Script:…aa=1&hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US:en:80". This happens every time I go to Google News.
Thanks for any help, Ron.

  1. 1 Posted by polluks on 13 Jul, 2018 04:27 PM

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    Well, it takes a while but it works. Maybe just a complex news message?

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 13 Jul, 2018 04:33 PM

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    Ron, what are the details of the system you are using?

  3. 3 Posted by Ronald Kelley on 13 Jul, 2018 06:14 PM

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    This is my system:

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 22 Jul, 2018 07:09 AM

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    Ron, your message ended up in the spam folder. I restored your message.

    Looking at your system specs I'd say your Mac is sufficiently capable to run Google News. This website will be kind of slow on any older Mac, though. On my PowerBook 1.67 GHz I get a few seconds of the spinning beach ball when loading the site, but it comes up fine eventually.

    The easiest thing would be to switch off the 'unresponsive script' warning:

    - Type about:config (just like one word, no spaces) in the URL bar. Press 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.

  5. 5 Posted by Ronald Kelley on 22 Jul, 2018 04:17 PM

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    Thank you. I followed your instructions and so far it works.

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