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You can find several websites with <meta http-equiv=”refresh”> HTML tag inside their source code. This code is used to reload web pages automatically in regular intervals and this command works with almost every browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera. Webmasters add this code to increase their website page views count and lower their rank in Alexa. However, this is very annoying since the page reloads automatically and you don’t get a chance to read it’s contents without interruption.
Reloading pages automatically will also affect your bandwidth if you are using a limited bandwidth connection from your ISP. however, you can stop and disable auto refreshing or auto page reload on Firefox browser and get rid of this irritating thing.
How to Stop and Block Web Pages from Auto Refresh or Reload in Firefox
- Open Firefox browser
- Head to Tools >> Options >> Advanced >> General >> Accessibility
- Tick the option next to Warn me when web sites try to redirect or reload the page
- Save the changes you have made
- You are done.
Checking the above option means you have manually selected not to allow Firefox to automatically reload web pages by adding accessibility.blockautorefresh code to the about:config parameters. Now all your auto page refresh or auto page reload requests by web sites will be ignored by Firefox and you will enjoy an uninterrupted browsing.
Now if you want to make the auto refresh ON or enabled, follow the above steps and deselect the option in Step-4. You may need to enable auto reloading of web pages on Firefox browser if you are viewing live scores or something that updates itself every now by reloading the page.