I am using Windows 7 and max 2011, and I think perhaps this is a windows issue rather than max/maxscript, but the problem affects the running of scripts in a very damaging way, so I try to ask about it here.
Whenever I run a script that has a running time of more than a few seconds, the dialog/max interface inevitably freezes with a “Not responding” note in the window title bar, and UI changes like in progress bars or maxscript listener no longer update, until the script has finished. This is really annoying, as many of my scripts work with large datasets and take a long time to complete. Now I have no idea when they will finish, or how they are doing.
It seems to me like this is perhaps some automatic windows safeguard to prevent bugged applications from destroying windows UI performance?