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is there a way to automatically refresh a webpage in Firefox 3.6.10?

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hi there,

I am hoping the Firefox team can help with a small problem, is there a way of automatically refreshing webpages within Firefox 3.6.10 and 4.06 beta? We are building an interesting website at the moment and the client is using Firefox 3.6.10to view the site. Each time they go onto the new website to see the changes we have done, they are shown old pages. We need to rectify this problem as quickly as possible, for our client without requesting that they refresh the page each time they go onto the site.

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You can do that by changing a hidden preference.

  1. Type about:config into the location bar and press enter
  2. Accept the warning message that appears, you will be taken to a list of preferences
  3. In the filter box type browser.cache to bring up a small number of preferences
  4. Double-click on the preference browser.cache.check_doc_frequency and change its value to 1

For more details on that preference see

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hi Tony,

Thank you ever so much for giving me the answer, so quickly, you have really saved the day. All the very best for now.

Kind regards.


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how often will it refresh I want to do this only every 2 or 3 hours to keep me signed into an account not to get live updates on a page would I just do same thing but with different value