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a script has stopped working and blocks firefox

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An error message indicates "a script on this page has stopped working ...", and gives the option to continue or to stop the script.

if I chose continue nothing happens. If I chose stop the blockage is released briefly until the error message appears again.

This problem seems to be associated with pages the refresh automatically (example: a news web site).

What can I do to solve this problem?

Thank you

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On some system, scripts may run slowly or freeze on pages that use Flash, if the protected mode feature is enabled (it is enabled by default). You can disable it by creating or editing a settings file. The following pages/posts provide different ways to do that:

Flash needs to completely unload from memory (exiting and starting Firefox up again might help) before this takes effect.

Any difference?

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window