Now that you’ve got here, we can’t go wrong if we assume that you most likely want to close an online deal before it ends. Refreshing a webpage manually to see when a deal is completed is just a waste of your time and effort as you can now automatically refresh web pages in your browsers.
Most modern browsers can be equipped with a feature to automatically refresh web pages on your computer. These methods even allow you to specify the time during which they should reload the page for you.
You don’t need to be tech-savvy to add this feature to your browser. Below are the methods to automatically refresh web pages for some of the popular browsers on the market.
Automatically update web pages in Google Chrome
Google Chrome is one of the browsers where you have an extension for just about any task you want to do in a browser. To automatically refresh pages, you also have an extension available that you can easily add to your browser and save yourself from pressing the F5 key again.
- Launch Chrome and go to the Super Auto Refresh Plus Extension Page. Click the Add to Chrome button to add it to your browser.
- Click Add Extension at the prompt that appears on the screen.
- Open the web page that you want to automatically refresh after certain seconds of the interval. Then click the extension’s icon in the Chrome bar and select a time interval.
- Your page will constantly reload. To stop the automatic refresh of the web page, click the Stop button on the extension menu.
It’s a custom extension and you can click on its menu icon to open the settings menu. There, you can turn various options on and off so that your web pages update the way you want.
Automatically update web pages in Firefox
Firefox also has a number of add-ons available to help you automatically refresh your browser tabs. Most of the add-ons will work the same, and here we are using one called Automatic Tab Refresh.
- Open Firefox and go to the automatic tab refresh page. Click the Add to Firefox button to install the add-on.
- Select “Add” on the next screen to add the add-on to your browser.
- Open the web page you want to automatically reload. Click the add-in icon in the menu, set the time interval in the provided box, and you’re done.
It will automatically refresh your web page at the specified interval. You can enable the Bypass cache option if you do not want to see the cached version of the web page in your browser.
Automatic update of pages in Opera
If you are an Opera user, you also have several add-ons for your browser to automatically refresh web pages. We will use one of them to demonstrate the procedure.
- Open Opera and go to the Tab Reloader add-on page on the official Opera Add-ons website. When it loads, find and click the button labeled “Add to Opera” to install the add-on to your browser.
- Launch the web page that you want to automatically reload in Opera. When it opens, open the add-in menu by clicking its icon in the menu bar.
- The first option in the add-on menu is to say “Enable Restart” for this tab. Turn this option on by clicking the radio button next to it.
In the “Configure reload time” section, enter the time interval when you want your web page to refresh. You can specify the time in days, hours, minutes and seconds.
It will then automatically start a timer and tell you how much time is left before the webpage refreshes. You can turn off automatic updates at any time using the icon in the menu bar.
Automatically update web pages with an online tool
Browser extensions are cool and they help you do many things in your browser. However, they may not match the personal preferences of each user. Many users avoid using extensions due to concerns about their browsing history.
Fortunately, extensions aren’t the only way to automatically refresh pages in your browsers. There are also several online tools that you can use to accomplish your task.
- Open a browser and go to the UrlReload website.
- Enter the URL of the web page. you want to reboot and refresh interval in seconds. Then click the “Start” button.
The site will automatically refresh your web page at the specified interval in your browser. You can also use another site called RefreshThis
Create a custom webpage to automatically update webpages
These third party websites are also at risk of privacy, and if you are still concerned, you can use an even safer method.
The safest way to automatically reload web pages is to build the tool yourself. This way you know exactly what your instrument contains, and it is also fairly easy to create.
- Open a text editor such as Notepad on Windows or TextEdit on Mac. You can also use a code editor if you have one.
- Copy and paste the following code into a new text file in your application. Be sure to change the following values ??before saving the file.
SiteURL – Replace this with the URL of the web page you want to automatically refresh.
Interval – enter the update interval in milliseconds.
- Enter a filename and make sure you save it with the html extension.
- Double click the generated file and it will open in your default browser.
The file will continue to update the specified URL at the update interval specified in the code.