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Old 11-20-2009, 09:03 PM
Oregon sunshine Oregon sunshine is offline
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Why do Fox news sites crash my browser?

I use Firefox on Windows XP. Whenever I happen to click on a Fox local-news site, my browser completely locks up for several minutes, if I wait long enough there is a pop-up window that says "Warning: Unresponsive Script". By the timing of the frozenness, it appears that it may have to do with loading Google Maps onto the site, but I'm not sure.

Any way I can prevent/turn off the "unresponsive script" before the computer becomes completely locked up? Or any other suggestions on how to deal with this? There are times I'm interested in a story that happens to be on a Fox News site and would like to be able to read it. Thank you for any and all info!!
Old 11-20-2009, 09:28 PM
Duckster Duckster is offline
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What's the web URL?
Old 11-20-2009, 09:32 PM
Oregon sunshine Oregon sunshine is offline
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Oh goodness, it's every "Fox" news site that I happen to visit, local to different cities in the US. They are generally linked to from cnn or fark.
Old 11-20-2009, 11:45 PM
Bbusyb Bbusyb is offline
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One option is to disable all scripts and only allow the ones you need to run

To do so On firefox install the NoScript extension.
Old 11-21-2009, 06:47 PM
HorseloverFat HorseloverFat is offline
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Delete your cache. Delete your cookies. Update flash player. Make sure you have the newest version of Firefox.
Old 11-21-2009, 07:11 PM
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It's probably all the bad karma.


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