Worked well a few years ago Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately, the web has moved on and many news sites now have their annoying auto-refreshes in JavaScript, which this extension doesn't deal with. Prior to that, it did the job but always fell short of being the ideal solution, as it has no option to globally exclude short refreshes used as redirects.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great extension but with one small flaw. The fact that the extension creates a line of text at the top of the page messes with the clicking on links.
You can try and click on a link before the pages has finished loading and just when your about to click the whole page moves down one centimeter becuase of the text message.

Would be great if you could add as an option "Silent mode" or something?

Anyhow, great extension, please keep up the good work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

not complete yet Rated 1 out of 5 stars

unfortunately, this started well but has deteriorated as time passed.

three websites that were successfully blocked have now, somehow, got past this add-on and it's only been 48 hrs since installing.

not quite what i had expected to happen but do look forward to a more complete version in the future.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Options for blocking JavaScript refreshes Rated 4 out of 5 stars

"This extension does not block JavaScript-based... redirects. If you know a way how to do this, please let me know."

To try to block JavaScript refreshes, see the following:

1) You can try the AdBlock Plus add-on extension: When you are on the offending page, click "open blockable items". Try to find the refresh ".js" item in that list of blockable items, then get AdBlock plus to block that item (eg. right click the item and select "block this item").

2) Try blocking ALL JavaScript for that site using the blacklist of the YesScript add-on extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Could you add an option so the refresh is not blocked but followed instantly so I don't have to wait for ads to timeout but it follows to the first page. Now I have to click manually but it would be nice to have another gray list where put webpages i need to follow refresh

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Very Nice Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Extremely useful. I have a big list of standard tabs. A couple of them used to refresh far more often than I needed -- not any more!

Possible enhancements:
1) Add a link to the context menu for the infobox so that the site can be quickly added to the white list.
2) Allow the user to keep the refresh but specify a different number of seconds.

HTH,
Tony.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great.

Global blocking of refresh/redirect can cause trouble in gmail or some other webmail services.

What we need is a whitelist.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Stop Refresh Blocker Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The solution to RefreshBlocker for Firefox 3.0 can be found here:
http://diveintomark.org/archives/2007/02/08/howto-block-meta-refresh
Steve Fishman, CIO
Ultrasonic Precisions, Inc.
ultrasonicprecisions@comcast.net

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

From his website: Rated 4 out of 5 stars

For the moment there will be no update for Firefox 3.0. With Firefox 3.0 the handling of the allowMetaRedirects attribute of the interface nsIDocShell was changed. With this change RefreshBlocker can't allow or deny a META refresh anymore. See Bug 423885 for more details. And please contact me if you know a solution for this problem.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this plugin, and used it under Firefox 2 for a long time...it's perfect and simple. I'm not a coder, but I CAN say that if this developer were to open a Donation Fund with Paypal to help with costs for updating this plugin to Firefox 3, I'd totally be on-board. Here's hoping! :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great add-on. Pages automatically reloading with my saying to really drains my PC's resources. This is a great fix for that!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

i'm using this extension with Firefox 2 to prevent certain database pages to refresh, until i finished entering information. It's almost essential for my environment to have this. Information might get lost otherwise.

Unfortunately i can't use it with Firefox 3 and the suggested option of Firefox to be asked about pages which try to refresh isn't useful. It doesn't work in this case anyway.

I would very much appreciate to be able to use the addin also with Firefox 3, since this one seems to be especially faster and than the version before.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This does exactly what I want it to do with the meta refresh tags, which is to stop sites from intentionally redirecting me against my will (often at 0 seconds and interrupting my incremental URL changes). The idea to allow a user-specified time would be a nice feature for some, but I, personally, am very satisfied with this as is. Oh, and it works on Fx3 RC1 once you manually change the install.rdf file to have the max version from 2.0* to 3.0*. Nice job!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It's good but rather basic -- it'd be nice if you could specify that autorefreshes that occur in a sub 10 second period be allowed (so that page redirects could still work) while blocking page refreshes with longer delay periods (to stop news sites autorefreshing the page, etc)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

does not work Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately, it does not always work. For example this page:
http://online.wsj.com/public/page/opinion.html
And it's not because of JavaScript. If I load the page with JavaScript disabled, it still refreshes.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Great Addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension works 100% of the time under Linux, Windows and the Mac.

Please note that it will not cover JavaScript redirects... for that, use NoScript to prevent... but if you set a particular site to be trusted in NoScript, N.S. will not stop a JavaScript redirect. (hence why you trust that site)... N.S. has some predefined trusts in case you have gmail or yahoo mail, etc... if you don't use those, remove those filters.

ONCE AGAIN... 100% WORKS on hundreds of machines I'm using it on. Thankx again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

Does not work Not yet rated

Does not work on marketwatch.com OR news.google.com.
PLEASE UPDATE THIS EXTENSION SO IT WORKS!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

It works but... Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Work only if the page using META tag element.
Many pages using java script to refresh the page and this addon WILL NOT WORK. Like this: location.reload();
Does anyone know how to block the reload funtion from these pages?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

works like a champ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

if you suffer from sites always refreshing themselves, like the drudge report, install this pearl. i always hated having drudge refresh when i was reading a story in another tab, this solves it. if you're on dial-up and deal with sites that constantly refresh, this is a must have.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

STILL Does not work Not yet rated

I have tried the different settings for RefreshBlocker and I find this extension simply does not consistently work. I even wrote a polite and complimentary note to the author, and for that effort I did not even receive the courtesy of a reply.

For an example try it on www.nytimes.com and see the result. The result will be nothing but page loads as they site desires. I could give dozens more, but if you want a reliable test, use that site for testing.

If you have had better luck with RefreshBlocker please write a review and provide some details so I can see why this extension is worth having. In previous versions it put a yellow band across the top of the window, but it also did not always block refreshes.

Consider me - wishing for a good refresh blocker, one where I can even define the specific action on a site-by-site basis.

Added 11-11-2007

This plug in works on very few sites. The author apparently does not support it as there is simply no way to get things troubleshot. I can supply a list of links to sites where this plug in does nothing. IF it worked this would rank right up there with Ad-Block Plus, but it doesn't.

If someone would take this idea and figure out how to make it actually work, I would be happy to help test it. While it may have been great at some point, basically RefreshBlocker is worthless in its current form.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4).