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How can I stop Firefox hanging continuously because of unresponsive scripts?

Update:11-30Source: network consolidation
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This has been happening for months, on previous & current installations.
I have tried every remedy from Firefox's Troubleshooting pages to no avail.
I have tried remedies from other forums (which often give totally opposing advice to that on the Firefox ones!), also to no avail.
The issue happens when I am visiting any site that streams videos (BBC iPlayer, 4OD, ITV Player, etc) and in Facebook.
It hangs for at least 5 minutes before the "Warning: Unresponsive Script" message appears, & even when I click "stop script" it continues to hang & freezes the whole computer.
I have updated all my plugins, tried Firefox both with & without add ons installed.
I have tried "Yes Script" as advised by the Firefox Troubleshooter, but with that installed the pages won't load at all.
This is driving me nuts, it happens all the time. Using Facebook is nigh on impossible - it takes 20 mins to write a sentence!

The Best Answer

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Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).
*Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.
*https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode
*https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes