Auto Refresh is most of the times ‘not recommended’ while browsing the internet. This can be really dangerous specially during Online Banking sessions.Even the banking sites warn you not to ‘Refresh’ the page or go ‘Back’ from the page.
But in some cases, ‘Auto Refresh’ may come in handy. This feature may save your ‘refreshing’ efforts when you are watching the ‘News Updates’ for the day, trying to keep up with the score updates of the match you were not able to catch ‘Live’ and also when you are in a nail biting situation of checking your exam results.
The methods to activate the ‘Auto Refresh’ feature are different for different browsers.
We have given below the details of this feature ,as to how to install and use this feature in Chrome, Opera and Firefox.
Auto Refresh in Google Chrome:
Step 1: Download the ‘Easy Auto Refresh’ extension from the Web Store for Chrome. The icon for the ‘Auto Refresh’ will be visible in the extension section.
Step 2: Select the site which you want to refresh automatically and click on the ‘Auto Refresh’ extension icon.
Step 3: You will be prompted to set the time interval at which you wish to refresh the page. Once you set the timer , press ‘Start’.
Step 4: You can even see the count-down of the clock on the extension icon. Once the time on the clock reaches to 00, the page is refreshed.
Step 5: You can stop the ‘Auto Refresh’ by pressing the ‘Stop’ button on the extension icon.
Auto Refresh in Opera:
Step 1: Opera provides the ‘Auto Refresh’ by default. All you need to do is open the page you want to apply ‘Auto Refresh ’ to and right click anywhere on the page.
Step 2: From the list of options select the ‘Refresh Every’ option.
Step 3: You will be provided with some already set time intervals. You can select the required from this list.
Step 4: If your required time is not in the list, you can set your time interval by selecting the ‘Custom’ section.
Step 5: If you wish to ‘Turn Off’ the ‘Auto Refresh’ option, simply go to the ‘Refresh Every’ tab as mentioned earlier and select the ‘Never’ option.
Auto Refresh in Mozilla Firefox:
Step 1: Download and install the ‘Auto Refresh’ add-on for Mozilla Firefox. Make sure you restart the browser after the installation.
Step 2: Open in Mozilla Firefox the page you want to ‘Auto Refresh’. Right click anywhere on the page and select the ‘Auto Refresh’ option.
Step 3: You can select the already defined time intervals or you can set your own timer by going to the ‘Customize’ option.
Step 4: Also, you can set the same ‘Auto Refresh’ property to all the tabs in the browser.
Step 5: There is also an additional option in Mozilla Firefox to ‘Hard Refresh’ the page you are currently on.
So, these are all the different ways to assign the ‘Auto Refresh’ property to the most popular browsers in today’s times. Go ahead and try the feature out as it can come handy at multiple times.