Originally Posted by thagewood
Have you tried to disable Script Debugging. You should also uncheck Display a Notification of Every Script Error.
5.Find the key “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\Styles.” Right-click on that, hover over “New” and select “D Word Value.” Name it “MaxScriptStatements.”
6.Leave the default value of “0X000000000,” and you should be rid of the errors for good.
Just a thought. Keep me posted I hope this works for you.
I think the first settings that can be checked or unchecked from within IE are already disabled by default these days. Mine all were anyway.
But, I was not aware of the registry hack. That did work so thanks for that!
It appears the registry setting just keeps the script window from popping up as the scripts are obviously still running when you time how long some pages take to load before you regain control of the mouse. Compare that to the same page load times with Active Scripting disabled and there is a huge difference in load times.
With all that said, I'd much rather have the page load correctly and just wait a bit longer for the script to do whatever it is or is not doing than see the stupid warnings! Turning off Active Scripting just breaks too much stuff on a lot of sites that it really is not worth doing it in my opinion. So your method of hiding the popup is a better method as long as I store that in a document so I can restore the setting should I ever need to see the popup warnings again!
Now if I could ever find the root cause of this. Something changed over the past month or so is my best guess of when I started seeing the frequent script warnings.
My best guess is some Microsoft update or patch that was applied within the past month or so. I only went back to an out of band security patch that was installed on 12/20/2012 I think. I removed it and everything newer including all the .NET stuff but still had the script warnings.
I may try that again but go back into Novembers patch Tuesday.
Then there are some security updates or patches that cannot be removed. I don't think those even show up in the list in Win 7 when you view the list of updates that can be removed. I think they can only be seen when you view your update history. It's very possible a patch that cannot be removed is responsible.
I see the same thing at work and at home both on XP and Win 7 machines.
That darn .NET stuff takes forever to remove also so I doubt I'll remove any of that stuff if I decide to try and find the root cause again. Since my attempt at finding the cause did not help, I let all the security patches reinstall being as they did not fix anything when I removed them.
At least your registry key addition does keep the stupid warning popup from displaying so the page will eventually load instead of getting stuck waiting for you to ACK the script warnings as they pop up!
Thanks for sharing that registry tidbit as it does work even though the pages with slow scripts still take as long to load had you not added the registry value.