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When I sign into or out of Gmail - many other pages automatically refresh. How do I stop this?

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I hate automated things, when it's NON consensual and it's part of some automated bullshit trip.

I might have half finished texts on the other open tabs, or what ever, but it's MY bandwidth to chew up on things I see fit, not the people of Mozilla, or Google or whoever.

And while the account page is gmail, that I am signing into or out of, the other pages are NOT google pages either.

I think the designers of the "refresh / automatic refresh" should be shot - because the reason I have a PAGE (tab) open, is because I want to access THAT page, and not a later version of it...

This auto-reload / refresh of some tabs absolutely annoys the piss out of me, because I did not ask for it, and there is NO apparently easy up front way to stop it from happening - which I also think is one of the best way to alienate users of a product - by building in a host of idiot functions with NO control over them.

So how do i stop this from happening?

I hate automated things, when it's NON consensual and it's part of some automated bullshit trip. I might have half finished texts on the other open tabs, or what ever, but it's MY bandwidth to chew up on things I see fit, not the people of Mozilla, or Google or whoever. And while the account page is gmail, that I am signing into or out of, the other pages are NOT google pages either. I think the designers of the "refresh / automatic refresh" should be shot - because the reason I have a PAGE (tab) open, is because I want to access THAT page, and not a later version of it... This auto-reload / refresh of some tabs absolutely annoys the piss out of me, because I did not ask for it, and there is NO apparently easy up front way to stop it from happening - which I also think is one of the best way to alienate users of a product - by building in a host of idiot functions with NO control over them. So how do i stop this from happening?

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guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

Hi PooPooPeeDoo, In order to stop the page from reloading there is a feature Options > Tabs > "Don't load tabs until selected"


Also, in Advanced > General > Accessibility "Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page" will warn you before a page reloads.

Hi PooPooPeeDoo, In order to stop the page from reloading there is a feature Options > Tabs > "Don't load tabs until selected" Also, in Advanced > General > Accessibility "Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page" will warn you before a page reloads.
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That may be happening for websites that participate in Google+. IOW, Google+ knows about a lot of things you use on the internet; like they're following you around. You may want to check those websites to verify that they are connected with the Google+ program, or not. In that case, my hypothesis is incorrect.

I think what happens is that you sign in at Gmail, which is a Google+ sign-in these days, and all the other web pages that participate in the Google+ program somehow "sense" that you have just logged into Google+ and reload their page to reflect that you are nowlogged into the Google+ program. Google+ was originally an "option" at Gmail, but that ended not to long after Google+ came about - like within 6 months or so. http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/learnmore/better/

One solution is to stay logged into Google+ / Gmail all the time. Another is to transition away from Gmail over time and use a different web-mail platform instead; and eventually stop using Gmail altogether.

That may be happening for websites that participate in Google+. ''IOW, Google+ knows about a lot of things you use on the internet; like they're following you around.'' You may want to check those websites to verify that they are connected with the Google+ program, or not. ''In that case, my hypothesis is incorrect.'' I think what happens is that you sign in at Gmail, which is a Google+ sign-in these days, and all the other web pages that participate in the Google+ program somehow "sense" that you have just logged into Google+ and reload their page to reflect that you are nowlogged into the Google+ program. Google+ was originally an "option" at Gmail, but that ended not to long after Google+ came about - like within 6 months or so. http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/learnmore/better/ One solution is to stay logged into Google+ / Gmail all the time. Another is to transition away from Gmail over time and use a different web-mail platform instead; and eventually stop using Gmail altogether.

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guigs2 said

Hi PooPooPeeDoo, In order to stop the page from reloading there is a feature Options > Tabs > '"Don't load tabs until selected"' Also, in Advanced > General > Accessibility "Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page" will warn you before a page reloads.


Mmmmmm nope - wishful thinking, rather than a solution. It's a deeper than a mere interface issue - and these are engaged anyway......

It's about the Mozilla folks either allowing the browser to be run and controlled by Google or being too weak kneed to block that bullshit from Google in it's tracks.

''guigs2 [[#answer-690332|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi PooPooPeeDoo, In order to stop the page from reloading there is a feature Options > Tabs > ''''''"Don't load tabs until selected"'''''' Also, in Advanced > General > Accessibility "Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page" will warn you before a page reloads. </blockquote> Mmmmmm nope - wishful thinking, rather than a solution. It's a deeper than a mere interface issue - and these are engaged anyway...... It's about the Mozilla folks either allowing the browser to be run and controlled by Google or being too weak kneed to block that bullshit from Google in it's tracks.

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That may be happening for websites that participate in Google+. IOW, Google+ knows about a lot of things you use on the internet; like they're following you around. You may want to check those websites to verify that they are connected with the Google+ program, or not. In that case, my hypothesis is incorrect. I think what happens is that you sign in at Gmail, which is a Google+ sign-in these days, and all the other web pages that participate in the Google+ program somehow "sense" that you have just logged into Google+ and reload their page to reflect that you are nowlogged into the Google+ program. Google+ was originally an "option" at Gmail, but that ended not to long after Google+ came about - like within 6 months or so. http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/learnmore/better/ One solution is to stay logged into Google+ / Gmail all the time. Another is to transition away from Gmail over time and use a different web-mail platform instead; and eventually stop using Gmail altogether.

Yeah this is sounding like "THE PROBLEM" and what drives it. However, the solutions you have offered are not "solutions", in that they do not "FIX" the issues, they merely circumvent or bypass them.

Since I can't go punch Eric Schmitt on the nose for being a nazi prick, and send him the bill for wasting my internet data, I want to stop the collusive programming practices of the people from Mozilla and Google - from operating my computer, contrary to my mandates. i.e. It's my computer and I am paying for my bandwidth." - I have total say so about what I allow to go on, not anyone else.

''the-edmeister [[#answer-690349|said]]'' <blockquote> That may be happening for websites that participate in Google+. ''IOW, Google+ knows about a lot of things you use on the internet; like they're following you around.'' You may want to check those websites to verify that they are connected with the Google+ program, or not. ''In that case, my hypothesis is incorrect.'' I think what happens is that you sign in at Gmail, which is a Google+ sign-in these days, and all the other web pages that participate in the Google+ program somehow "sense" that you have just logged into Google+ and reload their page to reflect that you are nowlogged into the Google+ program. Google+ was originally an "option" at Gmail, but that ended not to long after Google+ came about - like within 6 months or so. http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/learnmore/better/ One solution is to stay logged into Google+ / Gmail all the time. Another is to transition away from Gmail over time and use a different web-mail platform instead; and eventually stop using Gmail altogether. </blockquote> Yeah this is sounding like "THE PROBLEM" and what drives it. However, the solutions you have offered are not "solutions", in that they do not "FIX" the issues, they merely circumvent or bypass them. Since I can't go punch Eric Schmitt on the nose for being a nazi prick, and send him the bill for wasting my internet data, I want to stop the collusive programming practices of the people from Mozilla and Google - from operating my computer, contrary to my mandates. i.e. It's my computer and I am paying for my bandwidth." - I have total say so about what I allow to go on, not anyone else.
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Now that you have an idea what is causing "the problem", you can search for a solution yourself - since you don't care for what I suggested. With your overall approach to getting "support" and your attitude here, that's the extent of what I care to offer.

Now that you have an idea what is causing "the problem", you can search for a solution yourself - since you don't care for what I suggested. With your overall approach to getting "support" and your attitude here, that's the extent of what I care to offer.

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Oh I am so sorry precious...

I am so far below your capacity to magnify your own self importance, your ineffectual opinions, and how good you are at choosing to think that everyone who crosses your path is not retarded enough to grovel at your feet and lick your boots, everytime a pearl of wisdom passes your lips, that your automatically greatly offended and resort to temper tantrums...

Face it - your opinion, does not fix the cause of the problem.

More temper tantrums to you dearest.

Oh I am so sorry precious... I am so far below your capacity to magnify your own self importance, your ineffectual opinions, and how good you are at choosing to think that everyone who crosses your path is not retarded enough to grovel at your feet and lick your boots, everytime a pearl of wisdom passes your lips, that your automatically greatly offended and resort to temper tantrums... Face it - your opinion, does not fix the cause of the problem. More temper tantrums to you dearest.
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Please read and absorb this before posting in this forum again. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/forum-rules-and-guidelines#w_language-and-conduct

The language you used, your combative attitude, and your personal attacks on other forum members (me) are all in violation of those rules and guidelines.

Please read and absorb this before posting in this forum again. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/forum-rules-and-guidelines#w_language-and-conduct The language you used, your combative attitude, and your personal attacks on other forum members (me) are all in violation of those rules and guidelines.