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FF15 is preventing pages in out of focus tabs from autorefreshing. All Javascript/Java and plugins are prevented from refreshing data when tab is not displayed

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FF15 is preventing pages that contain auto refreshing html commands, Javascripts, Java applettes, and other plugins, from auto reloading or refreshing information on web pages, when the tabs than contain them go out-of-focus.

While tab has focus (page is fully displayed) all auto refreshing/reload embedded commands/programs work correctly.

I work with web sites, were information needs to be auto updated constantly, whether the tab is hidden or not, such as stock prices, web server monitoring, biding sites, customer support chat, etc.

This behavior can cause severe loads in web servers with web pages that contain many data items, when all server side programs that pertain to the data being displayed have to run from scratch at the same time, when the tab is brought back in focus, since the browser issues a full reload.

This behavior also interferes with "reloading" FireFox addons

One should be able to stop, and/or disable this behavior, and pretty sure this problem is affecting many users, and or web sites that rely on these commands to work according to html protocols.

Is not the function of a web browser to interfere in any way with html embedded commands or programs, by stoping functionality, or preventing connection to the internet

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What about installed extensions?

Adblock Plus installed?

Yes, Addblock Plus is installed in both Mac, and Windows Xp. Will test again by removing the extension.

Is there any information available on the Internet, where this type of problems with Addblock Plus are mentioned?

No need to remove Adblock Plus, disabling it should help you discover whether ABP is causing that problem or not.

I saw a mention of that problem at MozillaZine fora a few days ago, but don't recall the details. But IIRC it has to do with toggling a setting to off.

Adblock Plus has its own support forum.They should be able to help you get ABP adjusted to avoid that issue.

Disabling Addblock Plus, and testing different web sites where information on web pages is continuously refreshed, did not prevent FireFox's odd behavior when tabs where out-of-focus.

It seems, that only YouTube video streaming is unaffected by this behavior.

I just want to find a way to disable this behavior.

Although well intended feature (probably to save bandwidth), it becomes an annoying in-your-face bug when you are not able to switch it Off.

Very frustrating to say the least when users are repeatedly alienated in this manner.

Did you check if disabling extensions helps?

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.

If it does work in Firefox Safe-mode then disable all extensions (Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one extension at a time until the problem reappears.

Close and restart Firefox after each change via "File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit")

Thanks cor-el, will test...

EDIT: Tested with FF in Safe Mode, and behavior persists.

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