Updated Scripts for the New Site

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  1. FibonacciSequence

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    It is. It's still not working.
     
  2. parro

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    I found another "Projected Earnings" on the Overview page. I'll ignore the other one till it's fixed.
     
  3. FibonacciSequence

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    I found out how to fix it. Uncheck the 'Search for text when you start typing' box in the browser options. Firefox must have updated around the time it first started happening to me. I noticed their content in the Options had been changed a bit so maybe it happned then and the new layout came with that box checked. I was in the middle of a hit when it happened to me again so I had to stop and search for a solution. So, if this happens to anyone else try unchecking that box first.
     
  4. elt

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  5. KeenanMaynard

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    Has anyone had a problem with any Mturk scripts causing tampermonkey to open up a security page asking whether to allow or deny the action? I let it time out so I don't know what it did. I think it said turkmaster but I'm not sure. Is there anywhere I can check the logs for tampermonkey or to see previous security warnings? It also said at the bottom something about the script shouldn't be able to request access to your bank. Might be nothing, but I'm worried because I had to recently change my amazon password.
     
  6. elt

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    you can open the error console and it will probably show a few clues which script what errors.

    in firefox it's the tools menu developer console, which you might have to unhide to get to these days
    control shift J
    not sure about chrome
     
  7. KeenanMaynard

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    It only popped up once though. Seemed like a random thing, not something I can easily recreate. I should have taken a screenshot.
     
  8. parro

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    I have a problem maybe 5x a day. Firefox freezes up and I get "Unresponsive script. Do you want to continue trying or close the script?" After I choose to close it, I wait awhile, then the page continues its activity. I have it on another site too, one I use daily. I looked it up on a computer help site, and they said to notify the webmaster. That doesn't work here.

    How would I find the error console?
     
  9. parro

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    OK, it's CTL+SHIFT+k. But what do I do with it?
     
  10. vanessapalmer

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    Is there a way to know the auto-approval time in the new site?
     
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  11. Flora

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    No there isn't. They took that off on purpose.
     
  12. elt

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    that can happen when your computer lags
    you don't want to close the script if it's MTurk related, then they stop running!
    firefox will focus on the tab or window that has the script problem
    name the sites, it may be some setting you can change

    it can be a problem with one of your scripts or any script on a page.
    that can happen if you have too many tabs open or less than a gig of free memory
    watch how much memory firefox uses and restart if it gets much over 1 gig

    how much free memory do you have? what's your average CPU usage percent?
    I use process hacker to display memory and CPU but there are other ways
    the windows task manager can give some idea of usage stats.

    maxmem is a program i just started using again on win7
    it asks programs to return memory they aren't using
    after a reboot and before I start any browsers I let it run for a minute then disable it
    the browsers don't benefit from having restricted memory
    but that frees up a half a gig that wasn't available before

    you may have a bunch of programs that start up you will never use
    look for how to cleanup startup programs or something similar
    all kinds of automatic updates sap bandwidth and CPU
    if it happens at the same time that a script is busy, there's your problem
    I go into each program and turn update to manual only and don't start with reboot

    if you have 64bit OS then possibly the 64bit browser handles memory better
    I'm using waterfox 51 or 55 for scripts like HF and PC without problems
    palemoon is another firefox clone that has a lighter memory footprint

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Memory-Tweak/MaxMem.shtml
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Info/Process-Hacker-Portable.shtml
     
  13. parro

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    I'm a geek, a member for 22 years at a computer club.
    No unnecessary programs in startup, system is clean. I just use Task Mger

    I have 4GB RAM, the max, FF uses about 700 MB, 12-22 % of CPU
    unless I'm running both profiles, then 1.1 GB RAM and 20% CPU

    Rarely more than 4 tabs open, maybe 6 with both profiles.

    Total RAM usage w 2 Firefoxes and Chrome about 50%%
    Total CPU usage w 2 firefoxes + Chrome 50-70%

    It happens at ravelry.com too, so it's not just MT. I'll can bring it up at the mozillazine forums. But it doesn't happen at other sites.

    I don't run the Suite on FF because it doesn't work. I run it concurrently on Chrome, overlaid on the left side of a a huge screen. Chrome is a hog, running multiple processes that I haven't added up.
     
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  14. elt

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    that all looks reasonable

    you could try setting the timeout on the script warning/error to 20 or more.
    I have mine set to zero because I often intentionally run scripts that may take too long
    this prevents any error dialog. I think the default value is 10

    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/warning-unresponsive-script
     
  15. parro

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    Followed your link. Wouldn't that also prevent MT from running my scripts?
     
  16. elt

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    it doesn't affect how scripts run,
    just sets the number of seconds before firefox panics and warns you that a script is busy
    most scripts check in every few seconds and firefox resets the timer
    I have the error reporting turned off completely.

    next time it happens, instead of hitting stop script, hit continue.
    as the mozilla page says, if you can hit continue and the popup doesn't come back
    then setting the timer longer will probably work
    if you have to hit continue twice then whatever script needs that much more time

    without knowing which script it's hard to know what the problem might be
    maybe it's waiting for a response from a server that will never happen?
    it doesn't happen all the time so a page reload might fix it or you can block some scripts
    if a script is hung, unresponsive, the error console may not show which script it is anyway
    you can have other unrelated warnings or errors. try it and see
    if nobody else reports a problem, it might be some script or extension of yours.
     
  17. parro

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    Will get back to you after testing.
     
  18. elt

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    I heard about h264 before but just installed an extension today.
    hope to fix the choppy video in some Hits that use youtube.
    it's probably not going to help with video served from anywhere else.

    some of the problem is my under powered computer, low bandwidth internet.
    some of it is youtube and Iquisit and requesters
    insisting on serving non-optimized high resolution media & buggy players,
    even though most people can't even see the difference. someone should do a study.

    I'm going to get a cheap (<$50) graphic card next week and see if that works better.
    dx11 on win7 but would need dx12 for win10.
    if you have a recent medium powered computer, probably none of this would be a problem


    h264ify – Add-ons for Firefox
    "By default, YouTube streams VP8/VP9 encoded video. However, this can cause problems with less powerful machines
    because VP8/VP9 is not typically hardware accelerated."
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/h264ify/
    there are probably similar options or settings for chrome, opera and other browsers

    I only use chrome when a Hit demands it,
    usually because HTML5 which most browsers support now anyway.
    or they simply don't want to have to test on other browsers or make it work

    here's h264 for chrome. apparently chrome removed it in 2011, now it's back
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/h264ify/aleakchihdccplidncghkekgioiakgal
     
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  19. parro

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    Happening again. I pressed "continue" but that button froze too. Where would I change the timer? I don't code. Where would I turn off error reporting? Is that the same as Windows error reporting, which I always have off.
     
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  20. parro

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    Also:
    I've switched to submitting my hits in chrome instead of FF, because I need the Hit Tracker.

    I can't get any version of Hit Scraper to work on Chrome. Always "Page not found." Does it not run on Chrome or should I be looking elsewhere than GreasyFork for the download??
     

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