NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

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Peter 123
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NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by Peter 123 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:11 am

I already wrote about a problem with a certain website when NoScript 10 is activated: https://forums.informaction.com/viewtop ... =7&t=24040

Now I discovered (even heavier) issues with another website too:
http://bibliothek.edition-romiosini.de/

In order to be able to use this website I must deactivate NoScript. Otherwise the website freezes and together with it all the browser (Firefox 57.0). (Under NoScript 5 scripts fo this page were allowed and all worked fine.)

Can other users verify this problem?

And if yes:

As concerning the website mentioned in the other thread until now the forum members could not help: Would it make sense to report both problems directly to Giorgio as he writes (https://noscript.net/getit):
If you find something wrong about NoScript, read the FAQ page and/or let me know: I'll try to fix it as soon as I can.
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by bo elam » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:50 am

Hi Pete, that site (bibliothek) felt pretty nasty. Lately, I seen same identical behavior with other sites. I am not a Facebook guy but I testted FB yesterday and it was just like with bibliothek, unusable. I think this freezing issue started with 10.1.5.5. I tested FB earlier today with 10.1.5.1 and 10.1.5.2 and it felt better than with 10.1.5.5. So, you are not alone. :)

Bo
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by barbaz » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:50 am

I do see a problem on that site, but not quite the one you're describing. For me, only the browser UI freezes, the website is still responsive.

NoScript 10.1.5.6rc1
Firefox 57.0.1
new profile

EDIT
Also, I notice that the script counter on the NS icon bounces erratically before settling at 132. Saw it start a 1, then go up to 143, then back down to 6, and up to 132 where it hung. I don't think any scripts were allowed, so I'm not sure what to make of this.
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by barbaz » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:04 am

bo elam wrote: 10.1.5.2 and it felt better than with 10.1.5.5.
I can confirm that the freeze does not occur with 10.1.5.2.

Last working version: 10.1.5.4rc1
First broken version: 10.1.5.4rc2
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Peter 123
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by Peter 123 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:12 am

Hello Bo and barbaz,

thanks a lot for your replies and for your tests.

Good to see that I am not alone with my problem. ;)

My trust in NoScript 10 decreases as problems seem to become more.

PS:
barbaz wrote:
bo elam wrote: 10.1.5.2 and it felt better than with 10.1.5.5.
I can confirm that the freeze does not occur with 10.1.5.2.
I just tested it. The same here: No freeze with version 10.1.5.2.
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by bo elam » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:44 am

Peter 123 wrote:Hello Bo and barbaz,

thanks a lot for your replies and for your tests.

Good to see that I am not alone with my problem. ;)

My trust in NoScript 10 decreases as problems seem to become more.
Pete, I see NoScript right now as an adventure. I have no doubt that in no time Giorgio is gonna have NoScript 10 as stable as the old NoScript. Firefox is my browser because of NoScript, I am not going anywhere. Perhaps you should find a version that feels pretty stable for you and don't move until the next one you feel the same way. With Sandboxie, you can test all NoScripts versions in the sandbox without affecting your real system. Test new versions, in Sandboxie and move after you feel confident about the version you testing. Dont get discouraged.

Bo
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by bo elam » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:48 am

Peter 123 wrote:
I just tested it. The same here: No freeze with version 10.1.5.2.
Pete, you can move down to that one for now. 10.1.5.2 felt pretty decent when I tested it earlier today.

Bo
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by bo elam » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:51 am

barbaz wrote: I can confirm that the freeze does not occur with 10.1.5.2.

Last working version: 10.1.5.4rc1
First broken version: 10.1.5.4rc2
My feeling is that the "freezing" started with 10.1.5.5.

Bo
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Peter 123
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by Peter 123 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:54 am

Thanks for your encouragement, Bo. ;)
bo elam wrote: Perhaps you should find a version that feels pretty stable for you and don't move until the next one you feel the same way.
Yes, that's a good idea.
bo elam wrote: With Sandboxie, you can test all NoScripts versions in the sandbox without affecting your real system.
Of course! Whatever I do in this respect happens in the sandbox. In general, using the Internet without Sandboxie has become something unthinkable for me since a long time. :D
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by barbaz » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:57 am

bo elam wrote:My feeling is that the "freezing" started with 10.1.5.5.

Bo
Makes sense, I believe that would be the first affected version in the stable channel. Judging by https://noscript.net/changelog, 10.1.5.5 is the stable release of the dev builds I mentioned. :)
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by bo elam » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:05 am

Peter 123 wrote: Of course! Whatever I do in this respect happens in the sandbox. In general, using the Internet without Sandboxie has become something unthinkable for me since a long time. :D
What I meant is that you can test new NoScript versions as they get released in the sandboxed environment, so it doesn't affect your NoScript installation outside the sandbox. In other words, before updating NoScript outside the sandbox, do the update while running Firefox sandboxed, test, and if you feel confident about it, then update NoScript in the real system.

Bo
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by bo elam » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:19 am

Pete, I installed beta 10.1.5.6rc2, bibliothek becomes usable. I tested Facebook also, same thing, is fine now with this version. You might want to test it. No freezing. :)

Bo
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by tigerjack » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:14 am

Just reporting the same behavior here with Firefox going at 100% CPU usage on the mentioned site.
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Peter 123
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by Peter 123 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:38 pm

Thanks to you, Bo and tigerjack.

I can confirm both your observations: With version 10.1.5.6rc2 the bibliothek website does not freeze and becomes usable again but it reacts very slow (e.g. when clicking in a link within the website) causing a UPC usage of up to 100%.
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Re: NoScript10 makes website and browser freeze

Post by Bencyc » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:54 pm

I can confirm the Bibliothek-site problem too with NS 10.1.5.5.
Be careful if you want to go to that site.
All the open programs were frozen
completely for abt 5 - 10 minutes.

I wonder if all German libraries are like that? :mrgreen:
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