Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Change the Refresh current page settings

  • 3 replies
  • 2 have this problem
  • Last reply by cor-el

more options

When viewing web sites the page refreshes too frequently; I kinda remember being asked how often to refresh the current page and I chose one that is way too frequent and is very distracting to be reading an article and every few seconds the page changes twice before I can continue reading.

I just want to reset the Refresh Rate to a longer period of time between refreshes. Thanks for any help you can offer. ron

All Replies (3)

more options

Do you have the ReloadEvery extension?


Reloads web pages every so many seconds or minutes. The function is accessible via the context menu (menu you get when you right click on a web page) or via tab context menu (right click on the tab)
more options

Hi, eschat here, do not have the ReloadEvery extension on my list. Ar you suggesting I download and install it and therefor enabling me to adjust the refresh rate?

more options

No, that shouldn't be necessary.

Most web pages do not refresh automatically, but some like new paper websites may do and in such a case this is usually done via JavaScript.
If it happens with a lot of pages then there is usually an extension that causes this.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.