"a Script On This Page..."

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SeaJayPea | 17:10 Sun 29th Mar 2015 | Computers
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Hi all, I'm regularly getting this message coming up, on various sites, especially the BBC's news page, facebook, Wikipedia and the like.

"A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, open the script in the debugger, or let the script continue."

It then gives me the options Continue, Debug or Stop Script. If I stop the script, sometimes everything works OK, others it all comes to a standstill.

What's causing it, can I fix it when it happens and can I stop it happening?

I'm using Firefox on an XP machine.

Thanks a lot.


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I've been getting this recently too, on Windows 8.1, on some news sites.

I too am on Firefox, so perhaps that is where the problem lies.

If it continues I will try Chrome instead.
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Hi Hopkirk, I just Googled the whole phrase and found this:

I've done the about:config thing they mention and will see what happens.

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