August 29th, 2006, 05:11 AM
Auto Refreshing Pages
Is there anyway to stop a webpage automatically refreshing itself.??
Just hitting the stop button does not help.
Its not security related but just trying to stop the annoying habits of some NEWS sites reloading a page as im reading it.
August 29th, 2006, 05:49 AM
Hey buddy, from my research it looks like your kinda screwed.
I am quite surprised that we still do not yet have this option in some of the most popular current browsers, considering that the option existed in browsers from a decade ago. I anxiously await such a feature in Netscape / Mozilla / Firefox's UI along with disabling plug-ins such as Shockwave flash without the need to download extensions / rename dll's / etc.
Until then, I will stick with the alternative browsers on the more "annoying" sites. It's just easier and faster to fire up one of these alternatives on select sites than to play around with dll's.
August 29th, 2006, 07:14 AM
In your browser you should have the option to disable "meta refresh"
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.
August 29th, 2006, 08:15 AM
Thanks The Texan and rcgreen.
That page has opened my eyes a bit and will keep track on the idea.
I'm using firefox 1.5.
I had noticed it happening on "Reuters" and now its happening on my local news site.
I think its just there way of collecting more "Clicks".
When the user finds a way to stop it they will write in a "work around" in the page html.
August 29th, 2006, 12:37 PM
grab yourself a copy of proxomitron, you'll love it, it even comes with a anti page refresh option.
follow the setup instructions here
August 31st, 2006, 05:23 PM
That was an easy fix.
Simple install when you read the page provided.