Fix "Unresponsive Script" errors in Firefox

You may need to read this if you have Firefox script problems.

July 10th, 2006 at 4:00am — Comments: (8) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Firefox

For those who have Firefox (and cherish it dearly), most of you have encountered the dreaded "Unresponsive Scripts" dialog box. Do you want to stop the script or continue?

Well, Dans.Blog has the post on how to fix Firefox "unresponsive script" warnings and make this annoying dialog box go away. Thank goodness!

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8 Comments

  1. Hernande/ Puerto Rico
    January 30th, 2007 at 3:32pm
    USE YOUR TIP FOR UNRESPONSIVE SCRIPT, WHICH I HAD AND IT WORKED FANTASTICALLY!
    THANKS A MILLION
  2. Patricia Strong
    August 17th, 2010 at 12:59pm
    I was so hoping this message would enable me to bypass the ongoing hassles I have encountered from the dreaded Unresponsive script messages. Sadly I am not sufficiently wise to be able to apply the solution. which I am certain most PC users find most helpful.
    It seems I would need to be walked through in a sequence for bears of very little brain.
    Thank you for your solution. Too bad I am not bright enough to utilize it.
  3. Sylvia
    June 5th, 2011 at 4:06pm
    I agree with Patricia.Geez why not use words we can understand?
  4. kz
    July 28th, 2011 at 1:07pm
    it doesnt take much to understand it. read it slowly and do each thing, step by step!
  5. Mart
    August 31st, 2011 at 4:59am
    Instructions walked me through it a step at a time and so far seems to have done the trick. Thanks.
  6. Drew
    April 6th, 2012 at 4:37pm
    This post was very helpful. It's easy to follow and gets straight to the point. I was getting quite annoyed with the scrip error messages to the point where they actually caused Firefox to "not respond". I haven't seen a single popup error message yet! Thank you!
  7. Chrisitne
    July 6th, 2012 at 9:42pm
    WOW!!! Everything runs faster! This was so very simple and VERY effective. (I do have sympathy for those who feel intimidated by the instructions. I think I'll create one with screen shots and post it.) THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
  8. December 18th, 2012 at 3:25pm
    This just started happening EVERY time I open Firefox on my desktop since the most recent “patch”. My notebook does NOT have the problem. I’m not a programmer so I don’t understand scripts, but when I open to homepage it happens on desktop not notebook, and if I click on a link in an email it happens on desktop but not on notebook. Isn’t a script some code in the page? I already tried reinstalling Firefox on the desktop and increased the filter to 15. If we’re talking 15-30 seconds, who has time for that? much less patience.
    I know this is an old blog but hope someone is still reading it.

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