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unresponsive script because of the bookmark toolbar

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everytime i open the browser an unresponsive script pops up, now this is no big deal as i click the 'stop script' option, the problem is with the later firefox versions, im currently on 28 and cannot upgrade due this problem. with any later version it gets much worse, everytime im opening the browser, it freezes and im having these unresponsive scripts popping up every minute, only after about 4 minutes of frozen firefox i can start working normally. now i tried backing up the old bookmarks into HTML and JSON files and restoring them with a crystal clean ff copy but it keeps giving me the script thingy. any way to solve this? thanks community

everytime i open the browser an unresponsive script pops up, now this is no big deal as i click the 'stop script' option, the problem is with the later firefox versions, im currently on 28 and cannot upgrade due this problem. with any later version it gets much worse, everytime im opening the browser, it freezes and im having these unresponsive scripts popping up every minute, only after about 4 minutes of frozen firefox i can start working normally. now i tried backing up the old bookmarks into HTML and JSON files and restoring them with a crystal clean ff copy but it keeps giving me the script thingy. any way to solve this? thanks community

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philipp
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hello, can you try to replicate this behaviour when you launch firefox in safe mode once? if not, maybe an addon is interfering here...

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hello, can you try to replicate this behaviour when you launch firefox in safe mode once? if not, maybe an addon is interfering here... [[Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems]]

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happens in safe mode too, altho im pretty sure an addon (prettier bookmarks) caused this, but with or without it now, it still happens

happens in safe mode too, altho im pretty sure an addon (prettier bookmarks) caused this, but with or without it now, it still happens
philipp
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could you provide a screenshot of the error message which names the hanging script - maybe it can reveal something about what is at the root of it...

could you provide a screenshot of the error message which names the hanging script - maybe it can reveal something about what is at the root of it...

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the unresponsive script itself is - Script: chrome://browser/content/places/browserPlacesViews.js:924

the unresponsive script itself is - Script: chrome://browser/content/places/browserPlacesViews.js:924
philipp
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just to clarify, this is the message you're getting in firefox 28?

just to clarify, this is the message you're getting in firefox 28?

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yes, in later versions it just replaces with another number if im not mistaken,

yes, in later versions it just replaces with another number if im not mistaken,

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philipp
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do you have any particularly unusual content in your toolbar (maybe many dozens of bookmarks) - can you try to put the bookmarks out of your bookmarks toolbar into other folders?

do you have any particularly unusual content in your toolbar (maybe many dozens of bookmarks) - can you try to put the bookmarks out of your bookmarks toolbar into other folders?

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yeah, many dozens.. lets just say i wont be able to do so.. the amount of bookmakrs i have is the reason im seeking for help and not just re-adding them manually

yeah, many dozens.. lets just say i wont be able to do so.. the amount of bookmakrs i have is the reason im seeking for help and not just re-adding them manually

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cor-el
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Are the bookmarks on the Bookmarks Toolbar in folders or do you have an overflow button that contains the non fitting items?

Are the bookmarks on the Bookmarks Toolbar in folders or do you have an overflow button that contains the non fitting items?

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i have folders and an overflow button which contains many more

i have folders and an overflow button which contains many more
cor-el
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It might be better to organize all bookmarks in folders that fit on the Bookmarks Toolbar rather than having a very large number of them in the overflow area to avoid issues with Firefox trying to calculate what fits on the Navigation Toolbar.

It might be better to organize all bookmarks in folders that fit on the Bookmarks Toolbar rather than having a very large number of them in the overflow area to avoid issues with Firefox trying to calculate what fits on the Navigation Toolbar.

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hey im talking about thousands of bookmarks here, which many of them dont belong under the same category/site, so having thousands of folders wouldn't be better in my opinion.. is that the reason and only solution for the script error?

and im not sure it wouldve fixed the problem, every time the bookmark toolbar/menu first appears i get the error,

hey im talking about thousands of bookmarks here, which many of them dont belong under the same category/site, so having thousands of folders wouldn't be better in my opinion.. is that the reason and only solution for the script error? and im not sure it wouldve fixed the problem, every time the bookmark toolbar/menu first appears i get the error,

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problem still unsolved, id really appreciate help guise :C

problem still unsolved, id really appreciate help guise :C

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help please?

help please?
the-edmeister
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As cor-el alluded to, it might be a good idea to get those "thousands" of bookmarks off the Bookmarks Toolbar to see if that solves your problem.

This extension - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/set-as-bookmarks-toolbar-folde/ - will allow you to select a different folder as the Bookmarks Toolbar folder. It might make it easier to "see" if the extreme number of bookmarks you have on the Bookmarks Toolbar is the cause of that error message, and make it easier to revert from a temporary change of which folder is being displayed.

IMO, you are stressing Firefox very far beyond what it was designed to do. Just because you can have "thousands" of bookmarks there doesn't mean that it is a wise thing to do.

As cor-el alluded to, it might be a good idea to get those "thousands" of bookmarks off the Bookmarks Toolbar to see if that solves your problem. This extension - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/set-as-bookmarks-toolbar-folde/ - will allow you to select a different folder as the Bookmarks Toolbar folder. It might make it easier to "see" if the extreme number of bookmarks you have on the Bookmarks Toolbar is the cause of that error message, and make it easier to revert from a temporary change of which folder is being displayed. ''IMO, you are stressing Firefox very far beyond what it was designed to do. Just because you can have "thousands" of bookmarks there doesn't mean that it is a wise thing to do.''
cor-el
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I'm not sure how you would be able to select a bookmark easily from an overflow list with thousands of items in it with only hovering the scroll buttons at top and bottom.

It would be best to create a multilevel folder list with only a few hundred bookmarks in each folder as a maximum to make it easy to access them..

I'm not sure how you would be able to select a bookmark easily from an overflow list with thousands of items in it with only hovering the scroll buttons at top and bottom. It would be best to create a multilevel folder list with only a few hundred bookmarks in each folder as a maximum to make it easy to access them..

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the exact error i get with newer* versions is : Script: chrome://global/content/bindings/text.xml:70 and yeah, i know its too much, its just that im sort of a collecter i guess, bad habit

the exact error i get with newer* versions is : Script: chrome://global/content/bindings/text.xml:70 and yeah, i know its too much, its just that im sort of a collecter i guess, bad habit

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cor-el
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It is not the number of bookmarks, but the fact that you want to fit them all on the Bookmarks Toolbar. It would already help if you would move them all to one folder although would still leave the question how you would be able to select the bookmark that you want unless you are only interested in recent bookmarks and have moved those to the top or select them from the location/address bar drop-down list when typing an URL.

It is not the number of bookmarks, but the fact that you want to fit them all on the Bookmarks Toolbar. It would already help if you would move them all to one folder although would still leave the question how you would be able to select the bookmark that you want unless you are only interested in recent bookmarks and have moved those to the top or select them from the location/address bar drop-down list when typing an URL.

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i just remember approx when, before and/or after what other bookmarks i added the thing im looking for, not very hard for me to find

i just remember approx when, before and/or after what other bookmarks i added the thing im looking for, not very hard for me to find

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i tried putting all of the toolbars bookmarks into a folder, and it would just give me infinite script errors so i have to end the firefox.exe proccess from task manager. nothing else happens but continuous script errors that keep popping up

i tried putting all of the toolbars bookmarks into a folder, and it would just give me infinite script errors so i have to end the firefox.exe proccess from task manager. nothing else happens but continuous script errors that keep popping up