[Project_owners] "Unresponsive script" error when installing extension

Konstantin Svist fry.kun at gmail.com
Fri May 5 20:45:27 EDT 2006

first, you need to find which extension (or page) causes the problem, 
don't think there's an easy way around that.

just do a binary search - disable half of your extensions, see if the 
problem is still there. if it is, disable half of remaining extensions - 
otherwise, flip the disabled/enabled ones and go on in that fasion.
sometimes two extensions conflict with each other (i would guess either 
a variable naming conflict or even more likely 2nd extension has set a 
listener on an event that 1st extension fires off a lot).


Stan James 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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