IE11 Dom explorer not responding RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    When using the "select element" in the new DOM Explorer (f12 tools), the window get unresponsive and writes "not responding" in the window caption.

    After a few minuttes of "not responding" I get this JavaScript error/warning.

    Windows Internet Explorer
    Stop running this script?

    A script on this page is causing your web browser to run slowly.
    If it continues to run, your computer might become

    Yes   No  

    If I press "yes", the tools Works Again, but stops responding once I select a new element.

    This happens on every webpage i've tried it on, and it happens on all computers I've testet it on.

    All computers testet are fully updated, running Windows 8.1 and have both vs2012 and vs2013 installed.

    Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:44 PM


All replies

  • I have testet a bit more, and it seems to have something to do, with malformed stylesheet tags.

    Still don't know why this is causing F12 tools to stall :/

    Thursday, October 24, 2013 2:59 PM
  • Still don't know why this is causing F12 tools to stall :/

    GIGO.  <eg>

    Robert Aldwinckle

    Friday, October 25, 2013 3:09 AM
  • Hi,

    Please post a link to the webpage where this is occurring...

    The IE11 Developer tool uses script to outline elements in the webpage. Your page needs to be displayed in documentMode 8 or higher for outline style rules to work.

    When asking questions about html or website development its helpful if you include the address of any websites you are having problems with.

    Post questions about html, css and scripting for website developers to the MSDN IE Web Development forum with a link to your website.



    Friday, October 25, 2013 7:09 AM
  • Hi,

    As Rob said, please post a link to the webpage where this is occurring

    Based on the current situation, I would like to suggest you try the following to check the issue:

    1. Run Internet Explorer Performance Troubleshooter.

    The Internet Explorer Performance Troubleshooter is an automated tool which will check for any performance issues which are common with the Internet Explorer on the computer and
    provides the details on how to fix them. Follow these steps and run the troubleshooter.

    a. Press “Windows Logo” + “W” keys from the keyboard.
    b. Type “Troubleshooting” in the search bar and press “Enter”.
    c. In the “Troubleshooting” window, click on “View All” on the left pane.
    d. Click on “Internet Explorer Performance”.
    e. Click on “Advanced” and then click on “Run as Administrator”.
    f. Click “Next” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the troubleshooting process.

    2. Run IE with no add-ons. Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Internet Explorer (with no add-ons). 

    3. Deselect the “Automatically Detect Settings” to check how it works.

    And enable the scripting of Java applets settings:

    a. Click "Tools" --> "Internet Options" 

    b. Next, select the Security Tab, and select the "Custom Level" button

    c. Scroll down to "Scripting of Java applets"

    d. Make sure the "Enable" radio button is checked.

    e. Click OK to save your preference.

    4. Try to reinstall Java and go ahead.

    5. Reset Internet Explorer settings

    Please understand that reset Internet Explorer to its default configuration. This step will also disable any add-ons, plug-ins, or toolbars that are installed.

    I also would like to share the following link with you:

    What to do when Internet Explorer stops working

    Tips for solving problems when Internet Explorer crashes or stops working

    How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

    Please follow the steps from the link above to fix the issue.

    Meanwhile, you may contact IE development forum for further help as Rob said:

    Hopefully you could resolve your issue soon.


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    Monday, October 28, 2013 10:17 AM