[Hidden-tech] unresponsive script? Can that be ruining my email

Tim Boudreau niftiness at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 10:37:30 EST 2012

The "unresponsive script" is most likely GMail itself trying to work.
 GMail (and almost everything on the web these days) uses javascript and
cookies to function at all.  It is most likely being blocked by Ghostery or
something else similar you have installed.  Things which block scripts and
cookies willy-nilly are very likely to cause more problems than they solve.

When GMail first loads, there is usually a chance to switch to the "Basic
HTML View" - which, while less featureful, is also less likely to be
interfered with by the anti-whatever countermeasures you have installed.

If you're having ongoing problems, I'd suggest updating your web browser
and uninstalling *all* similar software that claims to block viruses, ads
and malware.  Then find *one* in each category which actually does what you
want without breaking things and reinstall only that.

FWIW, Chrome + Adblock works well and does not cause problems with GMail.


On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 7:27 AM, Diana Hardina <dianahardina at gmail.com>wrote:

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> Recently, my gmail account has slowed to a crawl, and I ma getting the
> message about an unresponsive script trying to open. I always stop the
> script because I assume it is some kind of ad, although I think I shouldn't
> have any advertising within my gmail account. Nonetheless the last time the
> warning message came up I selected," stop unresponsive script" and "don't
> ask me again." I am thinking now that the script is still trying to run,
> but I am not being cued to stop it.
> How can I find out what these scripts are and how do I stop them. I was
> getting a similar message on my weather underground page until I installed
> Ghostery, which seems to block these.
> If anyone has successfully managed this I would like concrete, step by
> step advice.
> Thank you in advance,
> Diana Hardina
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