Bookmarklets causing PM to lock up

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Bookmarklets causing PM to lock up

Unread post by newbie123pm » 2022-11-23, 08:40

Operating system: Windows 10
Browser version: 31.4.0
32-bit or 64-bit browser?: 32
Problem URL: n/a (Bookmarklet Javascript:)
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I don't know if this is the correct forum to post this in.

I have two bookmarklets and both of them sometimes or usually cause PM to lock up.

The first one was the worst offender, and the second one always worked, but now is mostly causing the same problem as of a month or so ago.
It must be some kind of internal bug, because they are simple Javascript bookmarklets.

Both of them open up a URL in a new tab, which is pretty simple.
Here is the one that has now stopped working.

Code: Select all

javascript:(function(){window.open('http://www.xyzombie.com/BM/googleadvanced.html');})()
and here it is expanded out for readability:

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javascript:
(
function()
{
window.open('http://www.xyzombie.com/BM/googleadvanced.html');
}
)
()
I moved the HTML to another server as in the link above to see if that would cause it to act differently. I'll let you know.
(I don't know why moving it to another server would make a difference)

Afaik, it has nothing to do with the HTML/website being loaded, since it also happens with the other bookmarklet, which does something similar to Dictionary.com.

Has anyone heard of this or experienced it? This bookmarklet has worked for YEARS until recently.
And the Dictionary.com one also worked for years before it started acting up years ago.

When I click on the bookmarklet, nothing happens and if I try to click on another tab or anything like that the cursor turns into the blue twirly busy icon and I have to do a Ctrl-Alt-Delete Task Manager End Task of Pale Moon.

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Re: Bookmarklets causing PM to lock up

Unread post by newbie123pm » 2022-11-24, 07:30

Worked a few times yesterday, and just locked up Pale Moon again.

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Re: Bookmarklets causing PM to lock up

Unread post by karlkracher » 2022-11-24, 14:56

Just wondering why you use this construct for opening a webpage instead saving the page directly in a normal bookmark ... :?

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Re: Bookmarklets causing PM to lock up

Unread post by jobbautista9 » 2022-11-24, 15:36

Can't reproduce your problem here. Have you tried using a fresh profile? Also please provide the troubleshooting information. From the menu bar go to Help => Troubleshooting Information, click on "copy all text to clipboard", then paste into a "hide" block all the contents copied.
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Re: Bookmarklets causing PM to lock up

Unread post by newbie123pm » 2022-11-28, 08:33

karlkracher wrote:
2022-11-24, 14:56
Just wondering why you use this construct for opening a webpage instead saving the page directly in a normal bookmark ... :?
I originally did it this way to make it open in its own new tab.

But now either PM or Tab Mix Plus opens them in a new tab.
So I changed it to an URL and it works.

The Dictionary.com one looks for selected text and uses it as a default to a word you can enter in a Prompt that it passes to Dictionary.com.

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Re: Bookmarklets causing PM to lock up

Unread post by moonbat » 2022-12-01, 02:04

newbie123pm wrote:
2022-11-28, 08:33
I originally did it this way to make it open in its own new tab.
Middleclicking with the mouse (assuming you are using one), will do that for any link or bookmark. Also works by setting your laptop trackpad to emulate a middle mouse button via its own buttons or by some tap/gesture combination. If you use Tab Mix Plus you can explicitly customize this behavior.
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Re: Bookmarklets causing PM to lock up

Unread post by Moonchild » 2022-12-01, 14:57

moonbat wrote:
2022-12-01, 02:04
Middleclicking with the mouse
If you don't have a middle button, then Ctrl+click on a bookmark will also open it in a new tab. Shift+click for a new window.
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Re: Bookmarklets causing PM to lock up

Unread post by therube » 2022-12-01, 17:29

it also happens with the other bookmarklet
PM should not be locking up due to a ("simple" as you've shown, or some "dictionary") bookmarklet.

And with that, see jobbautista9's post.


Also, test in the newly updated (32-bit) 31.4.1.1, since you are using 32-bit.
(Though you are on 10, & those seeing issues were on 7.)

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