While working on the Internet, the need to automatically update pages is quite rare - for example, during active communication on the forum, when new messages constantly appear. However, if the user does not want to manually refresh the pages, he can configure auto-refresh at the required interval.
The ability and convenience of setting up automatic updates directly depends on the browser you are using. Only the Opera browser has a built-in option to configure auto-update. If you use other browsers, you will have to download and install special extensions.
To set up automatic page refresh in the Opera browser, right-click anywhere on the open page, open the "Refresh every …" item, then select the required interval from 5 seconds or more (5 seconds, 15, 30, 1 minute, 2, 5, 15, 30).
To set up automatic updates in the Mozilla Firefox browser, you will have to download and install the TabMix Plus or Tab Utilities add-on. They have many useful options, including setting up auto-refresh of pages.
If you use the Internet Explorer browser, you will not be able to configure automatic page refresh, it does not have the corresponding options. You can get out of this situation by using one of the browsers, which are add-ons to IE. For example, automatic page refresh is available in the popular Avant Browser.
Users of the Google Chrome browser can automatically update pages using a special extension ChromeReload, which allows you to set the update time. The Auto Refresh Plus extension has similar functions.
For those using the Safary browser, you will need to install the Safari Tab Reloader extension, which allows you to adjust the required page refresh rate.
If you are viewing pages in automatic refresh mode, do not forget to enable (if disabled) and configure the browser cache, this will allow the pages to load much faster. Only new content will be downloaded from the network, the browser will take all the rest of the page content from the cache.