Refresh tabs automatically in Firefox and Chrome with Tab Reloader

Waiting for an internet sale or video stream to start out, or an public sale to finish, however do not wish to be continually refreshing the tab? You can use a Firefox and Chrome extension known as Tab Reloader to refresh the tab automatically.

Refresh tabs automatically in Firefox and Chrome with Tab Reloader extension

While YouTube enables you to set a reminder (if you’re logged in) for upcoming movies, not lots of websites provide the choice. And I do not suppose I’ve ever seen a purchasing website that has such a characteristic.

The extension’s title is Tab Reloader (web page auto refresh). Very catchy! Install the add-on and you may see it is icon on the toolbar. Click it to view a pop-up window; it has a number of toggles. These settings are tab particular and can be utilized to allow the Reloader for the chosen tab and set the time interval.

How to set a tab to reload – Method 1 (toolbar icon)

The first step is to set the time after which you need the tab to reload. You can select the time from as little as ten seconds and as much as a number of days. There are not any limits to the variety of tabs that you could set to reload. Click the “Enable Reloader for this tab” choice to set the timer.

Tab Reloader timer set

When you set the reloading job, the timer settings turn into grayed out. The tab will automatically reload when the timer reaches zero.

By default, the energetic tab may even reload (in the event you had set a timer for the tab), however you may toggle a setting that disables the present tab from reloading. The variety of energetic reload jobs, and the listing of tabs on which they’re energetic are displayed on the backside of the pop-up window.

If you do not need the web page to load its latest content material from the server, allow the “Use cache whereas reloading” choice to load a domestically cached model. The different choices can be utilized to bypass type submission, or to scroll to the tip of the web page after it has been reloaded. You might run a customized JavaScript code after every reload, for e.g. to play a sound or to alter the reload setting.

Tab Reloader’s icon shows a badge counter which signifies the variety of tabs which are at the moment set to auto refresh.  Right-click this icon to view a menu that means that you can reload all tabs/tabs in the present window, cease all energetic reloading jobs or restore previous reloading jobs.

Tab Reloader toolbar icon menu

Method 2 –  Tab bar right-click menu (Firefox solely)

This methodology is far simpler than the pop-up window, and there’s the added bonus of not having to change tabs whereas utilizing this menu. Right-click on a tab to view the Tab Reloader (web page auto refresh) menu. This permits you set the auto refresh interval rapidly. You can set the tab to reload each 10 or 30 seconds, 1 or 5 or 15 minutes or each hour. There are shortcuts to reload the tab manually, reload all tabs or all tabs in the present window. To cancel the duty, choose do not reload.

Tab Reloader tab bar right click menu


When you shut a tab, the reloader settings for it are discarded as effectively.  That’s fairly easy to make use of, is not it?

Head to the add-on web page to handle Tab Reloader’s choices. You can disable the badge icon, allow the add-on to revive the reloading jobs if you restart the browser. You can backup the add-ons settings and import it from the choices web page.

Tab Reloader add-on options

Tab Reloader is open source.  It’s accessible on the Firefox AMO and Chrome’s Web Store, and has been featured in Mozilla’s Recommended Extensions program. Check out our guide on reloading tabs automatically in browsers for additional tips.

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