Ady Ady wrote:
Hello Users of LibreOffice,
Once in a while I visit the Release Plan wiki page,
From that wiki page, I recently tried to visit the "5.0.2" -> "RC1"
page (more than once), but my OS hangs when I click on the relevant
Of course, it could be just a coincidence. I am reluctant to try to
reach these pages again, especially considering that every new wiki
page in the series is based on the prior one.
I am using Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit, with Internet Explorer 9
and Mozilla Firefox 40.0.3, all updated.
The strange behavior happened with both web browsers.
I don't know whether some security tool being in use (e.g. Avast)
might be relevant.
I wanted to share this unusual experience, in case someone else
happens to see it too (or something similar, or at least uncommon),
and/or maybe it might be worth someone checking the source of these
wiki pages (and their related nested templates).
I am aware that this behavior (hanging OS) would be considered
"unlikely to be triggered by some wiki page". The fact that it
happened to me more than once while following the same links (but
nowhere else) pushed me to at least comment on it.
Interesting... I don't see a problem with that page at the moment.
However, since mid July I have been experiencing occasional OS hangs
which seem to be triggered by visiting certain web pages or sometimes
scrolling down the page slightly even after it's been loaded for a
while. Revisiting the same page doesn't necessarily trigger another
hang, but some pages seem to be more prone to it than others.
I use Windows Vista Business 32-bit, Mozilla SeaMonkey 2.33.1 (based on
Firefox 36), Avast antivirus.
One site (www.discount-electrical.co.uk) seemed to be particularly
troublesome. At one point I couldn't even add a few items to the
shopping cart and check out before the OS hung. Hangs seemed to be less
frequent using Chrome instead, but I did still get a few. I didn't try IE.
I haven't had so much trouble since mid August, but then again I haven't
been visiting the sites which seemed to be triggering the problem so
much lately either. Still get a couple of unexplained hangs a week though.
I can't be certain that visiting the web sites is/was the trigger, or
whether that's just coincidental. As you say, it does seem unlikely! If
anything, I'd suspect some interaction with a Windows update or perhaps
Flash or Avast, since I'd just got back from holiday and installed a
load of updates just before the problems started. Another possibility
for me is overheating or failing hardware (this is a 9 year old laptop
so getting on a bit!) but I haven't got around to investigating further.
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