Works well Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Seems to work well, but in addition to a white list, a black list would be great too, since I only have one domain I want to affect.

Autohide would be nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Would be perfect if notification bar autohided, let's say in 5-10-20 sec.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

good addon

Awesome, but... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on represents almost exactly what I was looking for during the last months.

Why did I say "almost" ?

Well, because I'd prefer to blacklist only a few specific bad sites rather than whitelisting one by one the good ones.

Hope in a future release with such option to choose whitelisting or blacklisting mode.

suggestion Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good addon.
Can you add the option:
1) "stop loading BACKGROUND pages after x seconds"

2)put the button "allow spinner" in the addons bar.
it uncomfortable click two button: option-->allow spinner


This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1). 

2 clicks is really much too much ( allow button seems good to me)

as for background tabs, please elaborate in the support site...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars


This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1). 

Feature Suggestion: exception for browser startup Rated 4 out of 5 stars

when you first restore tabs it may take longer for all of them to load so i suggest an exception to let tabs get a longer time to load on browser start.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1). 

A "Reload Tab Every" tab spin all night with 12,5% CPU load Rated 5 out of 5 stars

## A "Reload Tab Every" tab spin all night with 12,5% CPU load

Sometimes when Firefox is minimized I see in my ProcessHacker.exe tray icon that firefox.exe use 12,5% (which is probably has done all night, wasting CPU power and indirectly heating the GPU and other components through the increased air temperature) instead of the average 0,5% CPU

When I restore the Firefox window from minimization a page that use "Reload Tab Every" 30 min is spinning

When I press Esc (Stop) the tab icon stop spinning and the firefox.exe CPU load goes back to 0,5%

## No setting solve this problem

I haven't found a setting in about:config that solve this problem

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1). 

At last! At last! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Oh, thank you! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I've been looking for an extension that does this for ages. And to think, all I needed was to hit on the right search terms to find this wonderful add-on.

I am assuming that the person who asked (paraphrasing) "Why would you want to do this?" is fortunate enough always to have a new and fast computer. I, alas, am not, and I was not having any fun at all sitting and waiting and pounding on the "abort load" button in vain while, even though the meat of the web page -- what I actually wanted to read -- had already loaded, I still had to wait forever while Firefox desperately tried to access Google and Facebook and Pinterest, and God only knows how many other annoying social media sites that never actually finish loading. As if I care how many stupid "plus ones" or "likes" a web page has received! I just want to read the *content*, y'know? But half the web pages I navigate to these days actually freeze up my computer with all those social media calls, forcing me to use drastic measures to shut Firefox down just to break the freeze.

You have saved my web browsing experience, and made it possible for me to return to sites that I had been forced to abandon altogether because of this problem. Now I can access them again. Hurrah!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

How exactly is this even a good idea? You're literally saying "when any webpage takes longer than this random number of seconds to load, something must be wrong and the solution is to interrupt the loading".
1) if you're targeting bulky Flash ads, it could very well be that the Flash is only a widget that's loaded instantly and then loads a stream from a server in its own process, avoiding the browser's meddling (like in the case of Flash video viewers).
2) networks and connections can be slow sometimes, making the page loading exceed the arbitrary number of seconds.
3) page loading time only (vaguely) indicates the size of the content, not whether or not that content is essential or unneeded

From the looks of it, literally the only purpose is to get rid of tabs that keep spinning for longer than x seconds, regardless of the cause, tab's contents, etc. How is that useful?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1). 

about:addons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon, tnx!
Only you should add exception for "about:addons", cose sometimes KillSpiners self activate in addon window. Btw, I set timeout to 10 sec.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1). 

Brilliant Addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing concept totally inline with todays ad/flash-heavy websites which tend to cause problems of that indefinite spinning.I dont know how i missed out this addon for almost 2 years since its inception.Though there is 1 thing that i found strange , may be or may not be its a bug :An imacro bookmark on toolbar has to be doubleclicked instead of the usual single click once "KillSpinners" is installed. Also disabling KillSpinners does not get rid of this, you have to restart mozilla after disabling it to enable back the single click functioning of imacro bookmarks.Thanks a ton.

Additional Info:
Hi yochaim You can use the following steps to reproduce the problem:
1) Install imacros addon.
2) Click on its icon on Navigation bar, which will show up a side panel
3) Expand demo-Firefox
4) Right Click on any macro and add click "add to bookmark"
5) This will open a pop up asking you where to put the macro as bookmark, Near "Add to firefox bookmarks" there will be a dropdown menu, select "Bookmark Toolbar" instead of menu.
And now you can reproduce the problem.

The trouble is that when killspinners is disabled(and restarted) you can open imacro bookmarks with single click, while after activating the addon you need to double click the imacro bookmark. I hope you will fix this trouble soon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.0). 

i'll look into it...

traced your steps but everything worked ok (including bookmarklets). if you could create clean profile and add only these 2 add-ons that would be helpful.

please continue this on the support site...

Now only on background tabs? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is absolutely brilliant :-) One question though, is the addon now only watching background tabs. For me it does not seem to work on active tabs - any way I could change this behavior?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.0). 

Should not do that...

please try changing the timeout to 5 secs and recheck.
if you still see a problem let me know in the support site...

nice Rated 4 out of 5 stars

it is a good idea and an okay addon but i guess it needs some improvement to be used better.

-maybe an option to ignore the focused/active tab and only stop spinners of inactive/background tabs
-it would be nice if the addon could detect is the tab currently really loading something like an image or javascript or css etc and kill the progress if it finds it idles. maybe options for selecting exactly the content that it is allowed to load and the content where loading will be killed. maybe the application can also do something like detect overall download speed and if there is no download (or upload) progress (after a defined timeout), kill the spinner.

the problem i am having is that i am on a slow connection but i do get idle tabs that hang sometimes. the idea of stopping these background idle tabs from hogging my connections and network speed is nice but the problem is that i will sometimes also open multiple tabs in background from a heavy site and these will need much, much time to finish loading. but the addon would just kill them without much process. maybe an advanced version of the addon could be made that will detect the progress of content that is being downloaded and after the idle time seams hopeless, brake the link.

the addon is fine the way it is but i figure it wouldn't hurt to add some ideas that could be used for further the moment, i cannot use this much on my connection but other then that, im sure this can be a useful addon in certain situations. i apreciate the effort : )

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.0). 

thanks for the detailed review

i'll consider exuding current tab and checking for multiple loads...
for now you can increase the delay time or add exception for slow sites...

Great addon!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I hope this one doesn't die. Is there a need to update this one? I just hope somebody can make an add on that blocks fb games.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.0). 

Awesome Addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for this addon, it works like charm, it just would be great if you could add an option to filter some webpages, i.e. i´m working on my joomla admin and some extensions delay more time, so the addon kills the procees and you need to change the values of the addon, and when you finish you have to change the values again and so on, really hope next version have a little more option like this. Thanks a lot!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.6). 

Working on it...


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

lightweight addon @11 kb

My Usecase :

Tab loading Process controlled by "Load tab progressively" addon , takes too long , due to spinners.
This addon helps to postpone the loading of spinner tabs , by killing it

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.6). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It would be very handy to have a special button on the toolbar to turn the add-on on and off if necessary.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.6). 

1.0.6 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

finally found 1.0.6 under ALL VERSIONS. WORKS PERFECTLY! Thank you so much.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's a very useful add-on that does what it is supposed to do. :)

It will be more useful if you add some kind of a filter. So that one can make up a rule if a pop-up for a certain web site should appear or not.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2).