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window.setTimeout is not working properly for long delays #1549

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mjh563 opened this Issue May 6, 2012 · 2 comments

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@mjh563
mjh563 commented May 6, 2012

I've been having a problem with window.setTimeout. It only seems to work for low timeout values (up to about 4 seconds). With a longer delay, the callback function is never run.

For example, try this script:

// ==UserScript==
// @name Timeout test
// @include *
// ==/UserScript==

window.setTimeout (function() {alert ("At timeout");}, 2000);

The alert fires as expected after 2 seconds. But when I change 2000 to 5000, the alert never happens.

Using Firefox 12 and GM 0.9.19.

@mjh563
mjh563 commented May 7, 2012

Confirmed working OK on 0.9.18.

@w35l3y
w35l3y commented May 11, 2012

Most of my scripts stopped working this morning after auto updating greasemonkey to 0.9.19 due to this same problem.
I recommended my users to disable auto updating and downgrade to 0.9.18

@arantius arantius added a commit that closed this issue May 11, 2012
@arantius arantius Revert "Inject a custom setTimeout method into the sandbox."
This reverts commit 7eccacb.

Fixes #1549, #1552, #1553
Refs #1209
88b9019
@arantius arantius closed this in 88b9019 May 11, 2012
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