It was good... but no longer compatible Rated 3 out of 5 stars

RefreshBlocker was a useful Firefox addon which I had been using for years. Sadly, it hasn't been updated since Jan 2011.

Firefox 46 completely broke RefreshBlocker & RefreshBlocker also broke FF46 (it took me hours to find out which addon was the culprit). Mozilla has now changed its availability to pre FF46.

Since it was the only addon with this functionality, (which I really got used to having), I decided to write a brand new addon myself (with a good few additional features) .

For those who might be interested here it is "Refresh Blocker"
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/refresh-blocker/

Now ruins my tabs... but I miss this add-on Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've used this for years to block annoying pages that refresh without my permission. I'm waiting patiently for a new version that works with the current version of Firefox. And to previous reviewers: We don't know that the add-on developer is at fault for recent troubles. It could be Mozilla who changed something that broke it. Thanks for your work, thus far, developers!

Remove the extension on Firefox 46.0+! Rated 2 out of 5 stars

The extension is marked as "non compatible" with Firefox 46.0.

But if you upgrade from a previous version, Firefox doesn't disable it and the extension makes the browser unusable (menus and back button are disabled, and if you save the open tabs at the end of a session, you won't get them back at next reboot).

Restarting Firefox in safe mode and disabling the extension solved the problem.

So sad, it seems to be the only extension that block(ed) correctly the auto-refresh feature... any alternatives in there?

Not a bad little extension but stopped working Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This extension worked well enough for a while, although there was plenty of room for improvement. Unfortunately, the longer I used it, the more Firefox was "not responding". As soon as I disabled it, I stopped getting the "not responding".

Please Update Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really liked this for those sites that just update continually. They are annoying and consume bandwidth. Last year I finally updated my FF from ver. 26 to 28 (yeah, really, 'cause I hate having my fave ext's getting broken by updates) and whoops - this one only works through ver. 27. Developer, are you still alive? Well, best wishes anyway.

Does anyone know of an alternative, perhaps?

No Good Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Not Working at all!! Don't bother to install this useless extension! It does not prevent pages from auto-refreshing – completely worthless. Developer should kick himself in the shinbone, the pain would be gone a lot quicker.

Works but disables autoredirect too. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Disables auto-redirect, which is not the same auto-refresh, on all pages. I do not want auto-redirect to be disabled by default as it is mandatory for proper usage of many websites.

Doesn't work at all for me Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I can't get this to work at all. I added one site that I wanted to refresh-block, and clicked Enable RefreshBlocker and The list acts as a Blacklist. It didn't work. I then tried all eight combinations of Enable Debug Mode on/off, RegExp on/off for the URL (even though it didn't use a regular expression), and Test against Current URL/Target URL. I restarted FF between each change of options. No combination worked: the page I wanted to stop refreshing, kept refreshing. It's a shame; I really want this functionality and no other addon offers it.

I'm running FF 35.0.1 on Win 7 Home Premium SP1.

excellent, but doesnt work inside tag noscript отлично, но не работает внутри тега NoScript Rated 5 out of 5 stars

like this: <head>...
<noscript><meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=/redirect.php"></noscript>...
(firefox 28)

Exactly what I was looking for! Except for one minor thing... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's great! It blocks the automatic reload on Weather Underground, and that's exactly what I wanted.

I only gave this 4 out of 5 stars though because I don't like how I can't disable the infobox. I mean, I feel that an option should exist to NOT show it. It's an eyesore. Y'know?

Other than that though, it does exactly what I wanted it to do: block Weather Underground's automatic reload. I just hope that the next version of RefreshBlocker will include the ability to never show the infobox, and I hope that it gets created and released very soon.

WORKS LIKE A CHAMP! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Apparently some people don't know the difference between meta refresh, redirect and javascript methods of refresh, reload, etc.. - I needed a nice clean & simple META REFRESH block and .. ZOMG! - IT WORKS!! - Thank you very much!

Did not work at all Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I was still redirected to damn linkbucks. I need something like NoScript but with a black list and not a white list because most sites I allow.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does what it say. Good Extension. ty

Works, but is not very user friendly Rated 3 out of 5 stars

+ Disables meta refresh

- Prevents every kind of page redirection
This makes it impossible to login some websites which redirect user data into some login script page.

There should have been a toolbar button, from which user could be able to temporarily disable this extension when needed.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

ATTN: RefreshBlocker for Firefox
Can you please add an option to this awesome Add-on to be able to access the 'Options' from the "Contextual Menu" or "Status Bar Icon"
-or- at-least a faster way to add a site to the 'White-list / Black-list'
..other-than, having to ...
Open Add-ons,
then finding this Add-on in the list,
then 'clicking Options' &
then finally adding the site you desire to our lists??!???
Please.
Pretty Please.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't work. Sure, it blocks the meta refresh, but it then prevents the entire page from being loaded. So now, instead of just blocking the meta refresh, the entire page is just stopped on a white background.

Perfeito Rated 5 out of 5 stars

É a única maneira de conseguir ler a homepage do UOL, pois a página recarrega muito rápido e as matérias desaparecem ou mudam de lugar.

Not work in Palemoon Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Not work in Palemoon 9.2. Browser redirect to bad site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice extension. It also seems to work fine on FF 8.0a1 (after manually editing firefox maxversion parameter into install.rdf).

I second the people that asked for an option to place an icon on the status bar to ease the addition of white/black lists rules, and also the people asking for an option to avoid the alert message on blocked refreshments, that's something that may be alerted through statusbar icon.

The extension does what it says. That also means it doesn't work with JavaScript based refreshments. But there's a solution for that, I've succesfully tested this userscript (for GreaseMonkey or Scriptish addons) https://www.userscripts.org/scripts/show/35375 on drudgereport.com example exposed in previous reviews (after adding the URL, or a wildcard in the include list setting of the script). Would be great if this extension can integrate this feature with an addon bar icon to alert wether it is in effect or not.

Also, for your information, you can edit the extension to avoid the alert message inside the page, but be careful because this way you won't know if the extension is blocking anything unless you disable it and load the page again. To remove that message follow this steps (with 7-zip):
- Open extension .xpi with 7-zip
- Go to ..\chrome\RefreshBlocker.jar and Open Inside it.
- Go to ..\content\RefreshBlocker.js and Edit (F4) it.
- Remove code from (including, look for it):
"... this.addNotification ..."
to the (including):
"... }..."
inmediately before (excluding, look for it)
"... this.isBlocked ..."
- Close editor with OKs to saving the new file, updating the file in the compressed archive, and finally closing 7-zip.

Doesn't work Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Absolutely did not work using the blacklist for drudgereport using Firefox or Pale Moon browsers.