Reloading Live Bookmarks

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A Live Bookmark is a special type of bookmark that acts as a folder to contain the links in a web feed. Reloading a Live Bookmark will get the most up to date version of the web feed.


Reloading a Live Bookmark manually

  1. Click on the View menu, select Sidebar, and then click on Bookmarks to open the Bookmarks sidebar.
  2. Locate the Live Bookmark you want to reload in the list of folders in the Bookmarks sidebar.
  3. Right-clickHold down the Ctrl key while you click on the Live Bookmark and select Reload Live Bookmark.


Changing the automatic reload rate of Live Bookmarks

By default, Live Bookmarks are set to reload every 60 minutes. To change the reload rate, you need to set a hidden preference:

  1. In the Location bar, type about:config and press EnterReturn.

    • The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear. Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue to the about:config page.
  2. The about:config page will appear. Right-clickHold down the Ctrl key while you click anywhere within the list of preferences. In the context menu, mouse over New, and select Integer.
  3. When you get asked to enter the preference name, enter browser.bookmarks.livemark_refresh_seconds.
  4. You will then be asked to enter a value. The unit for the value is seconds; so if you wanted the reload rate to be 5 minutes, the value would be 300 (as in 300 seconds).
Note: The minimum accepted value here is 60 (1 minute). If the value you enter is less than 60, Firefox will treat it as 60.
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