Unresponsive script message from Google

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Bob Hughes

10 Sep, 2012 02:55 PM

I've suddenly started getting "Warning: unresponsive script" messages from Google search-pages (see full message, below). I'm using Tiger (10.4.11) on a G4 powerbook, and I've recently upgraded to version 10.0.7 of TFF.

Any suggestions as to what might be causing this?

Best regards,

Bob Hughes

A typical message goes:

A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete.

Script: https://plus.google.com//apps-static//js/sbw/sbw_base,sbw_ns,sbw_s/rt=j/ver=GeJBaAph_JU.en./sv=1/am=!MDfNbzNueU6JBd3iMfY3avs_TB717oqz84A6wVzmeQ/d=1/rs=AItRSTMTwxWb6YRVhvxDv2xwHnkIGfw4yA:1845

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 13 Sep, 2012 10:21 AM

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    Hello Bob, Google seems to be using more and more Javascript for the most simple functions. You can disable the Unresponsive Script 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.

    This way, the browser will execute the script, even if it takes a bit longer, without nagging you with warnings. Keep in mind that your PowerBook is quite a bit slower than an Intel Mac, so we PPC users will see this warning more often than intended.

    You could also disable JS for Google (and other heavy sites) with the NoScript or YesScript extension, which is what I do.

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