There's no place like 127.0.0.1 (pleasant_muse) wrote in mozilla,

Unresponsive Scripts - Please HELP

About a week ago, I started getting a hella lot of unresponsive script alerts. They kept coming almost every few seconds so, in annoyance, I turned off the feature that alerts me. Now, however, any activity in a browser stops and is (Not Responding) just as often and the experience lasts for just under 30 seconds every time.

I looked online and the only “fix” was to trick the computer into giving the scripts more time to run before it freezes my PC and gives me another (Not Responding). Which does not actually address the issue of why I keep getting scripts that seem to be unresponsive.

Now, I don't quite know the root cause of the issue. It could be Facebook-related, browser-related, or something wrong with my computer.

At about the time that the troubles started, Facebook made some changes to its apps, particularly relating to Adobe Flash programs, and that may be the cause of the matter. I also learned that I am not the only one having this problem as many of my Facebook friends are experiencing similar problems and on other browsers.

This leads me to believe that it is either something connected to Facebook or that whatever program I use to run scripts is responsible.

Therefore, it seems that my best course of action would be to reinstall whatever program I am using to run my scripts. Yet, I thought I would check with you guys to see if you know anything about this that could help.

This problem started up about a week ago, and up until that time, everything worked alright.

I use Windows Vista and Firefox is my preferred browser, although I have noticed problems when working with IE and Chrome. I have also tried to reinstall Adobe Flash with no improvement.

So, should I reinstall whatever program that I am using to run scripts and if so, how should I go about doing that? Or do you suggest something else?
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scratchingpost1

December 31 2011, 23:03:06 UTC 2 years ago

When this happened to me, I disabled all my add-ons and re-enabled them one at a time until I found the one causing it. For me it was a toolbar that I had installed.

pleasant_muse

January 1 2012, 00:11:40 UTC 2 years ago

Well, I'll be damned (and I usually am)! That worked!
It was Download Youtube Videos + 8.0 which I don't even recall installing.

scratchingpost1

January 1 2012, 00:12:48 UTC 2 years ago

Glad I could help!