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Dave Yeo:
Yea, half the problem is the JavaScript ran in some commercials, they can also be a security risk. The hosts file I use is from https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts/releases. Need to extract the hosts file and replace the stock one in x:\mptn\etc., pasting in anything needed from the old one at close to the top of the file.
NoScript lives at https://noscript.net/, you will probably have to poke around to find the legacy add-on.
edit, typo fix

Ian B Manners:

--- Quote from: Dave Yeo on February 09, 2021, 06:14:15 pm ---NoScript lives at https://noscript.net/, you will probably have to poke around to find the legacy add-on.
edit, typo fix

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Legacy NoScript can also be found at:


--- Quote from: David Kiley on February 09, 2021, 09:03:09 am ---When running both seamonkey 2.42.9 and firefox 45.9, they both crash and shut down fairly regularly when browsing. (the browser just shuts down and the task disappears from the task-bar.)
Restarting the program and all is normal again - but it's fairly annoying.

I'm just wondering if that is normal these days for other people too, or is there something about my setup that is not right?

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Do you have tral file under your firefox path ?
(I've similar issue and it provides trap files)

David Kiley:

--- Quote from: Dave Yeo on February 09, 2021, 05:26:24 pm ---Hi David, I guess you are using the NSPR4 and NSS packages from Netlabs-exp. This is a known issue with those versions. Its a weird problem that we can't figure out, especially since the browser just vanishes without a trace.
Fix is to downgrade those packages, not easy and needs to be done on the cmd line (unless the newer ANPM has fixes for downgrading multiple packages).
Another fix, that I haven't tested, but should work would be to have the Netlabs-rel versions of those packages in the programs directory or elsewhere and use BEGINLIBPATH and LIBPATHSTRICT to make sure you are loading the older versions.

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Hi Dave,
I'm using the firefox that came installed with arcaos 5.06, and then I installed seamonkey-2.42.en-US.os2-i686-15112020.zip (following the yum package requirements in the text file for seamonkey) as well as libvpx-legacy-4.
Not sure if doing those changes would have installed those exp packages or not.

I was planning to reinstall my arcaos installation anyways so I will be curious to know if it happens with just firefox on a plain install.. IE is it something i'm doing while installing seamonkey.

David Kiley:

--- Quote from: Neil Waldhauer on February 09, 2021, 05:31:32 pm ---Some websites work OK, some eventually make the browser or the operating system to hang or crash, some crash the browser instantly.

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It usually is the more involved sites, like news sites, that seem to crash and burn the browser. If I browse with abandon it seems to happen about every 10-15 minutes when i'm busy. If I stay on just os2world it seems to be A-OK though :)!

Have not tried the noscript plugins yet - maybe worth a try next.

So it sounds like it is a bit normal at this point, from your description. I wonder how things will work with the new otter browser, when it comes out. Keeping my fingers crossed.


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