Refresh Firefox Webpage Without Clearing Cache

Refresh Firefox Webpage Without Clearing Cache

Two simple tips regarding Mozilla’s Firefox which I would share –

  • Reload the webpage before clearing cache
  • Disabling automatic file scanning system after file download which tend to make web browsing much pleasurable experience than before

Reloading web page before clearing cache

Sometimes, you may go through the webpage content that doesn’t change after clicking the refresh button. The reason behind this may be due to the effort of the browser to retrieve data which are kept in cache rather than getting from server.

Rather you don’t have to close all web browsers which are opened neither re-launch it, nor have to clear the cache; actually you can actually avoid checking from cache. You simply press CTRL + F5; Mozilla Firefox will send a request to the data from the server directly.

Disabling automatic file scanning following file download

After downloading a file, Web Browser will scan that file automatically after the file downloading is completed. This characteristic is good in order to defend your PC from the attacks of virus, but if your PC is provided with an up-to-date anti-virus which is installed there, you will save time and will get the download faster.

To the sibal file scanning, you have to type: config in the address bar after that press enter. On the filter bar, you just type browser.download.manager.scan. After doing it, you can check the Boolean value which is set as true (default). To change this value into false, just click two times on that value.

Disable And Stop Auto Reload And Refresh In Firefox

Disable And Stop Auto Reload And Refresh In Firefox

Auto Reload and Auto Refresh are extremely useful for bloggers or webmasters who want to keep a tab on the increase in page views and even have a check in the revenues collected by advertisements. The web page which the user is accessing asks the browser like the Firefox to refresh automatically after a certain period of time. This can be done by simply adding the code <meta http-equiv=”refresh”>.

A user doesn’t blog the whole day, so sometimes the auto refresh feature might become irritating. Whenever you are accessing some other web page and doing something important. It gets really irritating if the page reloads automatically. This feature of automatic refreshing and reloading can be disabled as per the users’ convenience.

 In order to block or disable the auto reload and refresh feature of the Firefox Browser, follow the steps given below:

Go to the Tools tab and then under it click on the options followed by advanced, general and then the accessibility button. You will come across a check box with the message indicating warning the user every time the browser wants to auto refresh a web page. Check this check box and click on the Accept button.

The above mentioned steps change the configuration of your browser and might ask the user to reboot or restart the system. The accessibility.blockautofresh setting is set to true.

After successfully completing the above mentioned process, Firefox disables auto reloading and the manual refresh button is visible now. Users can also use the F5 key to refresh the web page.

If in the near future the user wants to enable the auto refreshing of web pages then he/she can simply go to the commands mentioned above and then uncheck the desired command. This will set the accessibility.blockautofresh setting as False.