So, how many of you do hate the dialog below?
Good news – there is a fix! (or well, a hack around it ;)
Before showing the fix, you can vote & give your opinion here:
Install the fix as a bookmarklet
So, next time you see a MOS page expired in one of your many open browser tabs, you just click on the ShowMOS bookmarklet in the bookmarks bar (instead of the OK button) and the grayed out dialog box disappears – without trying to reload the whole page (and failing). So you’ll still be able to read, copy and scroll the content.
Note 1: I didn’t try to prevent this (client-side) expiration from happening as you might still want to maintain your web session with MOS servers by clicking OK in the dialog.
Note 3: As I updated the bookmarklet to support IE too, the new code is a bit different. The old code, for those who are interested, is here:
Update: I have renamed this tool from original (and confusing) C-MOS to ShowMOS.
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