ReloadMatic: Automatic Tab Refresh

ReloadMatic: Automatic Tab Refresh

ReloadMatic automates the periodic reloading / refreshing of browser tabs. It offers cache control, custom intervals, POST support and many other features. It also integrates with browser features such as tab restore, pinning, and incognito mode.

ReloadMatic: Automatic Tab Refresh
What is ReloadMatic: Automatic Tab Refresh?
ReloadMatic: Automatic Tab Refresh is a handy Firefox add-on that enhances web browsing by automating periodic tab refreshes. It is equipped with multiple features including cache control, custom intervals, POST support, and much more. It intelligently prevents scheduled reloads from interrupting user activity by leveraging its 'Smart timing' feature. The add-on also supports tab restore, randomized intervals, and remembers settings per URL.
By: pylo
Users: 8,259 ▲ 12
Rating: 3.96 (158)
Version: 1.7.1resigned1 (Last updated: 2024-04-25)
Creation date: 2017-11-03
Weekly download count: 118
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • alarms
  • menus
  • tabs
  • sessions
  • webRequest
  • webNavigation
  • history
  • storage
  • notifications
Size: 59.69K
URLs: Website
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Highlights Ready for FF 57.0. "Smart timing" feature prevents scheduled reloads from accidentially interrupting the user. Ability to set custom reload intervals. Ability to reload with caches disabled, once or repeatedly. Support refreshing POST data after form submission. Support for tab restore. Randomized intervals. Remember settings for URL. Most features optional. Configurable defaults. No restart needed after installation.

Note for ReloadEvery users In contrast to ReloadEvery, ReloadMatic will stop reloading a tab when its URL changes. If you want the old behavior back, enable the "Sticky Reload" option. You can make it turned on by default in the addon settings.

Usage To use this add-on, simply right-click anywhere in a webpage and select options under "Reload" of the context menu. Clicking on a tab header is also possible in the newest version, but requires Firefox 60 or newer. As for all the options and other details, see the F.A.Q. included in the addon's menu after installation.

What are the permissions used for? When you install this plugin, your browser will ask for the following permissions.

  • Access your data for all websites - The permission will allow ReloadMatic to retrieve HTTP status codes which is used to tell if the page was loaded successfully. Used for the "Only if unsuccessful" feature. Also needed to capture POST data for resubmission.
  • Access browser tabs - It allows to associate and differentiate settings per tab, for example to keep a different reload period for each of your tabs.
  • Access recently closed tabs - Allows to restore reload- and other settings if you reopen an accidentially closed tab.
  • Access browser activity during navigation - Used to catch navigation events, so that page reloading can be toggled on/off based on user actions.
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  • Easy to use
  • Custom timing for reload
  • Indicator for active status
  • Settings not remembered after browser restart
  • Stops working after multiple refreshes
  • Issues with indicator visibility
Most mentioned
  • Easy to use
  • Settings not remembered after browser restart
  • Custom timing for reload
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Risk impact

ReloadMatic: Automatic Tab Refresh 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 ReloadMatic: Automatic Tab Refresh if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

ReloadMatic: Automatic Tab Refresh is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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