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Request for Auto Refresh or Block feature

  • I am a long time Opera user and appreciate this browser very much. While searching Opera forum for a way to block sites from auto refreshing, not only did I find requests for an auto refresh blocker, but also came across several request for the ability to auto refresh a page when desired. Possibly this could be done by adding a button/feature to click on when wanting to refresh a page and use the same feature to stop auto refreshing. I understand that most auto refresh is prompted by the coding of the website. However, it would be nice to be able to stop it with a button or feature. If refreshing a page works in the same way, it would be nice to combine them. Several posts in the forum have stated what I encounter: frustration when reading an article and having it reload in the middle of it. Also, on some sites, while reading through a list of articles, it refreshes and I have to start back at the top after having gone through 50 or more titles already. If this can be easily done, then it would be a feature that perhaps will keep users from going to another browser. FYI - I started using Opera because Firefox was getting bogged down. Thank you for considering my request.

  • For a while there, old Opera (Presto-based) had a submenu on the page context menu with a variety of "Refresh every... " options along with "Disable auto refresh". Though my guess is the current developers will say it should probably be an extension rather than built-in.

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