nice but i want to reload my page Rated 5 out of 5 stars

hi developer
how are u ?
i hope u doing well
i want to reload my page not stop the page

i think more many network problem can clear by refreshing the page

i want to reload the page can u help me for that ???

thank u for your time

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Noticeably helps Rated 4 out of 5 stars

There are lots of webpages I visit that continue generating traffic long after their content is displayed, this extension certainly stops most of them, thank you!

I have found the worst culprits (usually newspaper's websites) don't give up trying to re-establish their traffic every several seconds.

In those cases the KillSpinner does stop it again but is not able to completely prevent browser responsiveness taking a hit.

Sped My Browsing Up Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This sped loading of some pages like Flickr which was taking forever to load and slowing browing down on me.I've got a slow internet connection and this looks like it should be a big help with the slow page loading issue.

For those wanting a blacklist (or an alternative) Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Hey all,

I didn't really want to stop the page loading - just wanted the spinner gone.

And I too, like you, only had a problem with one specific site (Facebook in my case). I managed a way to completely solve this without using this add-on at all.

I installed Stylish (a different extension). I then created a style with the following code

.tabbrowser-tab .tab-icon-image {
display: inline-block !important;
background:none !important;

.tabbrowser-tab .tab-throbber {
display: none !important;

It basically forces the tab-icon-image to show and the tab-throbber not to show in all circumstances. Hope it helps some of you.

Useful, but stops most pages from fully loading when restoring large session. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The ext. is helpful as it does what it should, but it needs a bypass switch for reloading a session.

I'll look into increasing the timeout when multiple tabs are opened...

For now you can use browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand=true to prevent session restore from loading all the tabs together

Nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Especially combined with Load Tabs Progressively! ;)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

OK, but more powerful alternatives exist Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I second the opinion of previous reviewers: while for some the crude one-size-fits-all approach might suffice, there are many users who are more discerning and need a finer degree of control. (Two stars dropped to reflect the needs of these users to what otherwise might be a worthwhile addon.)

For those who are currently missing support for a black- / whitelisting feature etc you may want to consider using the NoScript addon and stop sites (after a certain timeout) via a so-called "Surrogate Script".

--- EDIT (in response to developer's comment) ---

My perspective: I wanted to "killspin" (might have preferred "stopspin", but catchy name anyway) a specific website after two seconds. That is, all the fuss about one single website (which I check regularly). Your addon might be lightweight, but is literally overkill if all I'm interested in is to tackle a single specific website. For websites which are not part of my daily intake _and_ misbehave, hitting the Esc key does the trick well enough.

But all this is just one single user's perspective...

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Whitelisting is available

the controversy is about blacklist mode... which seems to reflect some kind of misunderstanding about the way the add-on function on sites that load in reasonable time ;-(

Edit: again, there is no overhead in normal sites, all the add-on does is to check if the page finished loading after the timeout. one "if" and we're done (to check if the site is blacklisted would take much more!). But all this is just one baffled developer's perspective...

Works well! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Whatever other reviews are saying I'm having great success so far with KillSpinners using FF v39.0 on Mac OS 10.6.8, I hadn't needed an add-on like this until a couple of days ago when web pages started refusing to complete their loading, for unknown reasons (same with other browsers too). I'm assuming it's some sort of network problem out of my control and hope that it gets resolved. In the meantime I came across KillSpinners during my web investigations.

The developer's description isn't very clear but basically once it's installed it times every pages load time and if any go over a user-defined threshold it stops the page loading and displays a notification toolbar to tell the user it's stopped the loading. The toolbar helpfully has 2 option buttons on it plus a "x" to cancel the toolbar. The buttons are; Allow the page to keep on loading for this time only and Options. This button brings up a pop-up menu allowing you add that page to an exceptions list so that KS will ignore that URL in future (the list can be edited manually too) plus prefs. etc. The toolbar also usefully reminds you of the time out setting you're using - I've set mine to 20" which seems ideal.

So far I haven't found this add-on interfering with any other add-ons I have or other FF functionality. Therefore it's 5 stars from me!

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Gotta do a blacklist! Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Seriously man, you gotta add a blacklist and stop thinking you know how ALL people use their browsers and what they want this extension for. You're a good dev, but a long ways away from an all-knowing god, no?

UPDATE. This is my reply to the comment dev left on May 29, 2015.
You don't "must" do anything. It's just a feature request, not a forceful requirement. But it's not just me asking for that feature, it's hundreds of other reviewers here. I thought perhaps my usage was unusual in my earlier comment, but I now see literally hundreds of other people asking for the same thing, so I guess it's not so unusual. Like I said before, I only have one site I need this for, but yet am being forced to whitelist hundreds of others, those that I don't need this for. I'm also not a dev by any means, so your earlier suggestion to code my own extension or edit this one is a bit unrealistic. I rely on people like you, I don't code myself.

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Seriously man, use your browser as you wish...

but where did you get the idea that i "must" tailor this add-on to your likings?
you haven't given any ---reasons--- why you think you need this...

It could have been an excellent add-on, but... Rated 2 out of 5 stars

My hope in a future release including such a feature is gone because of a recent developer's reply to other users asking for the same thing... so, I have to realize that this addon will remain as-is with no further improvement.

@yochaim: you have said that "blacklisting doesn't seem to go well with the concept of this add-on"... so, why did the developers of many other add-ons like NoScript include this feature?
It's a user preference to operate in whitelisting or blacklisting mode, depending on his own needs and daily usage of the browser.
Add-ons are meant for this: customizing the users' browsing experience to delight the most wide range of tastes and preferences as possible.

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This is a valid opinion although i hold a different one...

The reason i don't think this is comparable to other add-ons like noscript, flashblock etc (which i think should have blacklist option) is that they change page behavior by default. Killspinners does nothing when sites behave normally and change very little when sites load slow (usually it prevents social widgets and ads stuff that takes long to load...)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Not bad addon,i have sugestion,for this addon,not sure if development of this addon is still actual,but here is the idea,there is whitelist,ok ... so what about create also blacklist and put there specific sites,with specific loading times for each web site.I actualy need this addon only for 1 web site,so clicking on every web site,to add it whitelist,or click allow instead,i do like welcome button ignore other webs than in blacklist,i know sounds komplikated,but i think its possible to doit.Thanks. ps:i hope this make sense.

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See link below for the discussion in the support site...

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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

good addon

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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


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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


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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.

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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

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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!

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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?

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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.

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