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Unnecessary auto-reloads/refreshes

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:30 pm
by 4ndy
I didn't find this specifically in your FAQ, but this has been a long-standing minor annoyance with NoScript:
Sometimes after enabling or disabling a site-specific address for scripts, such as their static media domain, several or all tabs that I have open, which are not using that address and have no reason to reload, all auto-reload. Over a few years of using NoScript I have not been able to notice any pattern in why/when this happens, though I might find an instance of it almost every month, but my usual clue to it happening is when a Startpage tab that I have open asks about re-sending data in order to reload a search.

Has anyone else noticed this?

A typical use case that causes problems: say if I'm writing a blog article or forum post on a web form without frequent auto-saving or a preview button, while I browse through some other websites for research and fact-checking. If enabling JS on one of those sites causes the blog/forum page to reload, then work time can be lost.
This has taught me a habit of saving what I write in a local notepad long before testing its markup in a website's WYSIWYG form, though I don't know if you care much for new online writers out there who have to learn this the hard way. Maybe eventually they'll all be spoilt with a universally-implemented markup or auto-saving forms. ;)

Re: Unnecessary auto-reloads/refreshes

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:42 pm
by forecehh
hi
type

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about:config
in addressbar
in search: type

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noscript.autoReload

no you can change behavior myself changed

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noscript.autoReload.allTabs
to false
so just tab i focus on that reloaded
and if you want manully reload tab just change this one

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noscript.autoReload
to false

Re: Unnecessary auto-reloads/refreshes

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:47 pm
by barbaz
It's a long-standing bug, reported here: http://forums.informaction.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=18975

I also use the workaround forecehh mentioned (limit automatic reloads to the current tab), but for full effectiveness you'll also need to flip noscript.autoReload.allTabsOnPageAction to false .

Re: Unnecessary auto-reloads/refreshes

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:18 am
by 4ndy
Yeah I spotted those options in the FAQ, but was sad that I can't have my cake and eat it with auto-reloads that work properly. :/
Thanks anyway, I didn't see that old post because my forum search produced several pages of results to check through. Edit: oh wait, it's only a week old, guess it didn't show up for my terms at all.