[Project_owners] "Unresponsive script" error when installing extension

Eric H. Jung grimholtz at yahoo.com
Fri May 5 20:19:54 EDT 2006

This is where profiling would help. I've heard Venkmann does
rudimentary profiling, but I haven't used it. Perhaps someone else can
recommend a profiling tool for FF extensions?

--- Stan James <sjames at uni-osnabrueck.de> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Since making the move to FF1.5, my script throws up a warning message
> after being installed, when FF is first restarted:
> "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."
> I don't know what "script" it is talking about, but some testing has 
> showed that none of my js files had run before the warning came up.
> I've 
> also tried leaving bits of the extension out, but I can't find a
> single 
> culprit.  My only guess is that Firefox is doing some internal 
> re-arranging, and the shear size of my extension makes this process
> take 
> too long. (My extension is now pushing 750K) However, the FF1.0
> version 
> of my extension was 3.5MB and had no such problems.
> Has anyone else encountered this? Any ideas on how to fix or work
> around 
> it?
> Thanks!
> -stan
> ps - My extension is is described (and old version is at) 
> http://getoutfoxed.com/
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