I have a MGoSite issue that maybe you guys can help with. Every time I click on a Diary or Forum topic, I get a warning box. Something like, "A script is running that may make your computer run more slowly or become unresponsive." Does anyone know what, why or how to fix the issue? Once I click the stop option I can view the topic, but it's kind of a pain.
META: Problem With MGoSite Navigation
Mine does that too, only on this site, not sure why.
It's a case of overprotective web browser. That error just means that some script on this site takes longer to fully execute than what your browser thinks is eacceptable. In a lot of cases, the stopping of this script or letting it run, has no effect one way or the other on your browser's performance or your website viewing experience. It's not anything to worry about.
Also, if I'm not mistaken, this is Microsoft/IE thingy. Chrome and FF for the most part could care less about script that needs extra time to execute because they know 999 out of 1000 times it doesn't matter. My suggestion to you (if you are still indeed using IE), come join the post 2004 world of the internet and get rid of IE.
I am getting it occasionally as well - we have Internet Explorer 8 at work here.
My understanding is that this is a message that you'll get any time the browser is running a script (ActiveX, Java, etc...) and the timeout value for the "run script" value in the registry is exceeded. You can change that value in the registry by running regedit.exe and searching for the IE-relevant items (program-specific directories are in there).
In IE go to Internet settings, Advanced, then click the box that says Disable Script debugging
Better yet...use Firefox or Chrome
Agreed. I don't know how people still use IE, I always used to have issues with it. I use chrome and it seems sooo much faster.
many companies lock down their computers to run only IE.
It's terrible (IE)
this site is indecipherable. I wish I could use it.
Thanks for the tips and suggestions.
If your office is only on IE and you can't install your own software, try a portable version of your favorite browser. Just search "firefox portable" or "chrome portable" and you'll find them.
Basically, portable apps allow you to run any application on your computer without actually having to install it, getting around most IT restrictions. Also, if you use Firefox, you can copy your profile from your home computer to your work computer and it will magically move all your add-ons, bookmarks, and other customizations.
I've been a FF user since '06 and I encounter this problem from time to time. It has never happened on this site though. It usually does it when want to navigate away from a website.
If I click on the arrow to view older MGoBoard threads, it replaces it with Diaries.
Firefox for Windows
When I click to view older Diary entries, I get a list of months showing front-page posts, but no old Diary entries. --Chrome for Windows.
The same right-click > Open in a new tab solution still works here.
I also just updated the script I linked my other post to fix this problem as well. It's the same solution I used for the board, just applied to the diary pager.
Should work fine on Chrome.
I actually wrote a Greasemonkey script that fixes this (and does a few other things on this site). Check it out if you're interested:
Install with Greasemonkey on Firefox, or just install directly with Chrome.
Obviously you don't need this info if you have a script that fixes it, but you can also click "recent" and scroll through that way. The downside is that posts are sorted by most recent comment instead of chronological order.
I think it has been like this ever since the site got attacked.
I only have IE at work and get the "Stop running this script?" prompt.
This is related to the problem we're working on right now. If you go there when not logged in I think the problem will go away.
I always think these posts are about Ron Artest when I first click on them...not joking.
The internet is really tough on us old guys. Linux is so boring.