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  Is There A 'Stuck' Webpage Reloader?-Firefox 
 
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john albrich Sep 16, 2013, 06:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 16, 2013, 07:00pm EDT

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Is there such a thing as a 'stuck' or 'undelivered' or 'blank' webpage AUTOMATIC reloader? I've tried searching but didn't find one.

Situation is this:

When I click on a random webpage, the browser will sit there with a blank page "forever"...just spinning the "loading page" icon. It will sit there for an entire day in this state if I don't manually close or reload the page.

However, if I manually reload the webpage, it starts loading almost instantly (as do most webpages).

This "failure to load" of even part of a webpage happens often enough that it is quite annoying.

It's like some of the transaction packets are just lost so my computer's address sent to the ISP isn't sent or it "lost"...or the return data get "lost in transit" (like lost luggage)...but Firefox doesn't know it so it just sits there...spinning.

The URL DOES get placed in the Firefox webpage address field.

What I'd like help finding is a plug-in/add-on that will automatically start re-loading a webpage...say within 2 or 3 seconds if there isn't any (or there is an incomplete) response from the ISP and the page remains completely blank while Firefox thinks it's still in the process of downloading something.

Or...is the problem something else entirely? Perhaps a network, modem, or registry setting? Or...is this a possible glitch between the ISP and the target webserver? (which would indicate NO redundancy in the ISP's code)

I've used multiple computers, cable modems, cables, Win7 and WinXP, and multiple Firefox versions...all at the same cable node (which is verified high quality signal). The problem persists through them all.


I put this in the Network forum as my suspicion is this is more likely a network subsystem firmware/software issue, not a Firefox issue.


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Dr. Peaceful Sep 16, 2013, 07:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is There A 'Stuck' Webpage Reloader?-Firefox
Hey John, is it too much work for you to hit F5 or Ctrl+F5 (cache override) to reload page? ;)

Anyway, one possibility for the stuck page is DNS lookup time. May be it takes too long for your ISP's DNS to do the lookup, and ended up with a time out. Try a different DNS server, like google's (8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4). https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/

john albrich Sep 16, 2013, 08:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is There A 'Stuck' Webpage Reloader?-Firefox
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Hey John, is it too much work for you to hit F5 or Ctrl+F5 (cache override) to reload page? ;)


Thanks for the suggestion.

Hell yeah! Of course it's too much work!:P That's what computers are for...to save my little fingers.:cool:

Also, I expect things to work correctly and not have to constantly be irritated wondering whether it will or won't work "this" time.

Actually, I miss the correct navigation function keys most of the time and so I resort to the mouse. I know it seems trivial but dammit...
I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like machines hate me.



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