Some of the important features of the Tab Auto Refresh addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Tab Auto Refresh.
In short, Tab Auto Refresh automatically reloads tabs on a prescribed interval time!. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser.
7 Reasons to Use Tab Auto Refresh
Allows you to easily setup auto reload for tabs with just one click.
Reloading is based on tab URL.
Resumes automatically on browser startup.
Time interval is in seconds and ranges from 1 to 100000 seconds
Stop button clears reload task for current tab (active tab) only.
Reset button (top right button in toolbar popup) clears reload task for all tabs.
Available for all browsers and platforms.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Tab Auto Refresh?
Tab Auto Refresh is a multi-browser addon that helps you automatically reload tabs of your choice. In order to operate with this addon, please open toolbar popup UI while you are visiting a website. Adjust time interval in seconds (i.e. 120 sec) and you are all set. Selected tab will be reloaded based on the interval you just set. Please note reloading occurs based on tab URL not tab ID or domain. If you want to stop the current reload task, please press on the stop button at top left corner in toolbar popup UI. Alternatively you can set the interval to 0 which is equal to stop function. If you have many tabs scheduled for reloading and you do not want to visit each tab to clear the reloading task, please open toolbar popup UI and press on the top-right button to do so. This button serves as a global reset button and clears the reloading task for all tabs.
2. What does the color pattern for toolbar icon means (grey and blue)?
Toolbar icon has two colors. Dark grey means the current tab has no reloading task. Also, when you visit a chrome tab (i.e. chrome://extensions/) toolbar icon turns to grey as well. These tabs are considered invalid for this addon (only URLs starting with http://, https:// and ftp:// are valid). On the other hand, when you open a normal tab (i.e. https://example.com/) and adjust time interval for reloading, toolbar icon turns to blue. This color means reloading task is active for current tab. Once you remove the reload for a tab, toolbar icon turns to grey as well.
3. How can I download the source code for Tab Auto Refresh?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. Does this addon has an options page?
No, currently there are no options available for this addon. All you need is placed within toolbar popup UI.
5. How can I disable the addon?
In order to disable the addon please visit extension page in your browser and click on the disable button. If you just want to remove all reload tasks, please press on the reset button (top right button) in toolbar popup UI once.
6. What happens when I close and restart the browser while this addon is active?
When you close and open your browser, this addon resumes all reloading tasks as normal. But please note, you need to open those websites that have a reload task in order for the addon to operate properly.
7. Can I make the addon to work on domain basis as opposed to URL?
No, currently the addon only works based tab URL. In future, domain base reloading will be added to the addon as well.
8. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?
No, currently the addon is only available for desktop browsers. Support for mobile browsers (i.e. Firefox android) will be added in future.
9. How can request features for this addon?
In order to request a feature(s) or report possible bugs, please fill the bug report form in this page.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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