How to Stop Unresponsive Script Errors

Updated March 23, 2017

While there are a multitude of websites that you can access online using only your Internet browser, they are not all created equal. Some websites may not be coded correctly or may interact negatively with your Web browser settings. That can lead to problems, namely script errors. Script errors indicating that a script on the page is unresponsive can stop your Web surfing in its tracks and force you to stop necessary scripts on web pages. However, you can address unresponsive script errors by tweaking your browser settings.

Launch Internet Explorer and click "Tools."

Click on "Internet Options."

Click on the tab marked "Advanced."

Click "Disable Script Debugging" if you use Internet Explorer version 6 or earlier. If you're using version 7 or later, uncheck the box next to the option labelled "Display a Notification About Every Script Error."

Click on the tab marked "Security."

Click "Default Level," then click "OK." Click on the tab marked "General" when finished.

Click "Settings" next to the heading labelled "Temporary Internet Files." Click "Delete Files." Repeat the process for the "Delete Cookies" and "Clear History" headings. Click "OK" when finished.

Launch Firefox and click inside the Web address bar at the top of the screen.

Type "about:config" and press "Enter."

Click on the entry marked "dot.max_script_run_time."

Type a number bigger than five in the box.

Click "OK."

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Michael Batton Kaput began writing professionally in 2009. He is an editor at two magazines and a freelance writer. He has been published in "Egypt Today," Egypt's leading current affairs magazine, and "Business Today Egypt," Egypt's number one English-language business magazine. He attended Denison University where he earned a degree in political science and English literature.