Reload on Idle

Reload on Idle

Reloads specified tabs on idle to reduce memory usage.

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What is Reload on Idle?

Reload on Idle is a Firefox add-on that provides the ability to reload tabs automatically only while your PC is idling. It helps reduce memory usage by refreshing specified tabs on idle, preventing annoyance caused by unexpected reloads.

Stats date:
Users: 54
Rating: 5.00 (2)
Version: 2.1 (Last updated: 2018-08-20)
Creation date: 2015-10-16
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • alarms
  • idle
  • tabs
  • storage
  • <all_urls>
Size: 68.47K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Sometimes an webpages increases the memory usage constantly, then you may have to reload the page to release the taken memory. However, it may be annoying that the webpage your are now reading is unexpectedly reloaded.

This addon provides ability to reload tabs automatically only while your PC is idling. For example, if you set the timer "30 minutes", then tabs will be reloaded only while you are away from your desk.

Risk impact

Reload on Idle is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Reload on Idle if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Reload on Idle has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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