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Is refreshing a bunch of tabs frequently (every minute) bad?

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  • Started 1 year ago by mindstormer
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mindstormer
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I use Firefox and have it open 24/7 with 20 tab pages. I use an extension called Tab Mix Plus, which allows me to set all of the tabs to automatically refresh every 5 minutes (I want to set it to 1 minute). My internet can handle the bandwidth. My question is: are there any detrimental effects to my computer because of this? What goes on every time I visit a page or refresh a page (for example, does my hard drive get filled up with bits and pieces of a web page such that I will need to use CCleaner to remove them frequently in order to keep my computer optimized)? Will it put a strain on my hard drive as a result?

Are there better ways to accomplish "real-time updates"?

Thanks.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

It will not harm your computer.

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vistamike
vistamike
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In FF and Palemoon I use this; https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/reloadevery/

In PM I have 6 tabs reloaded every 30 secs and 3 tabs reloaded every 60 secs without issue or problems with the processor or memory suffering.

There is no damage to your PC at all.

Same with FF. FF does use a bit more resources against Palemoon.

All the addon does in effect is, that you can control the refresh on each page independent of others.

Mike

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mindstormer
Posts: 24

Good to know. Can I get more details on what actually happens in the background every time I visit a web page (whether it's the same web page or a different web page) for the sake of knowledge?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

It is the same page that is open in the tab. (otherwise, what would be the point ?)

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Xhi
Xhi
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I think he meant different in the light of the page may have changed. In that case new information would be added in Temp files. I believe that temp files is circular in the sense that when new information is added on the front old information drops off the back.

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