One of the “features” of Firefox 1.5 is a pop-up dialog that appears whenever a page takes too long to load that reads, “Warning: Unresponsive script. 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.”
To which I ask, “Why, Mozilla? Why?” I run into this error a lot since I upgraded to Firefox 1.5, especially with the slow-as-snails installation of MovableType we wrestle with each day to publish Lifehacker. Happily it’s not hard to delay this annoying dialog. To do so:
1. Type about:config in Firefox’s address bar.
2. Filter down to the value for dom.max_script_run_time.
3. Change the value to something higher than the default (which is 5.) I set mine to 20.
4. Bask in interruptionless browsing!