8 Addons to Refresh and Reload better(Explained)

by ChessWriter

9 Add-ons in this Collection

Tab Mix Plus by onemen, Gary Reyes

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 2,513 reviews

886,176 users

Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox's tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager.
Collector's Note What is Tab Mix plus doing on this addon collection?! Well, it allows you an option to right click on a tab and Reload Left or Reload Right tabs, apart from Reload all tabs.

Reload Plus by bwProductions

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 71 reviews

12,489 users

Supercharge your reload button and hotkeys!
Collector's Note Absolute Load control is good enough for more users. But if you want to try both ALC and Reload plus, go ahead. But keep in mind that ALC and RP conflict with each other. Just make sure that you read my comments on Absolute load control first.

Restartless Restart by Erik Vold

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 180 reviews

42,164 users

This 15KB restartless add-on will add a "File" -> "Restart" menu item and a ctrl/cmd + alt + r hotkey to restart Firefox or Seamonkey.

Check4Change by Ronen Zilberman

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 139 reviews

26,025 users

Check4Change (aka C4C) is a simple extension that allows you to select a part of a web-page, and get notified when it changes.
Collector's Note Selectively refreshes only an area of a webpage that you have highlighted, for changes at regular intervals(And sounds an alarm when that part of the webpage changes). Since the whole webpage is not being loaded again and again, it does not slow down your internet very much.

Hard Refresh by the_three_geeks

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

4,288 users

A new context menu (menu appeared at right click) item dedicated for doing a hard refresh. Now with a button (must add to toolbar manually)

KillSpinners by yochaim

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

2,292 users

Stops pages from loading indefinitely.

Load Tabs Progressively by ithinc

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Experimental

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 139 reviews

2,261 users

Load tabs one by one.
Collector's Note Indispensible.

Absolute Load Control by Harutyun Amirjanyan

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Experimental

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

301 users

adds a context menu to stop/reload for more fine grained control over page loading
Collector's Note Absolute load control and Reload plus are addons that conflict with each other. That is the bad news. Do not enable both of them together. The good news is that both of them are restartless addons. So, you can disable one and then enable other without having to restart Firefox. I prefer to keep Absolute Load Control enabled always, and only sometimes disable it when I want to use Reload plus. ALC allows you to Reload either Broken tabs that did not load properly or Tabs you had stopped previously. It also allows you to Stop or Freeze all Tabs or Other Tabs. Apart from this, it can stop Javascripts from loading in all tabs - Very useful when you can feel that javascript somewhere among your 50 tabs is slowing you down, but you don't know exactly which page it is coming from. Very lightweight extension, definitely recommended.

Fresh CSS by Rob Middleton

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Experimental

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

145 users

Reload all stylesheets in a page using a customizable hotkey or button.