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Drudge Report | 03-07-2013 | Red Badger

Posted on 03/07/2013 7:21:03 AM PST by Red Badger

Does anybody know of a way to stop The Drudge Report website from automatically reloading every few minutes? It's annoying and slows down the computer for other tasks.

Usually I just close that Tab and reload when I want to, but that is annoying as well.........


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: drudge
Thanks in advance for your help. I know there must be others that have this annoying problem.........
1 posted on 03/07/2013 7:21:06 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Close the window


2 posted on 03/07/2013 7:23:00 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Red Badger

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=stop+a+site+auto+refresh


3 posted on 03/07/2013 7:27:03 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Red Badger
I guess it depends on the browser. Here's how to change options in Firefox:

Stop and Disable web pages auto refresh...
4 posted on 03/07/2013 7:27:16 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Red Badger

If you use IE, go to Tools > Internet Options > Security tab > Custom Level button, then disable “Allow Meta Refresh”.


5 posted on 03/07/2013 7:27:18 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Red Badger

Depends on your browser. Search the question here:

https://startpage.com/do/search?q=stop+drudge+from+refreshing


6 posted on 03/07/2013 7:27:24 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: Red Badger

I use NoScript. I usually disables server-side scripts and that should stop the reloading.


7 posted on 03/07/2013 7:31:08 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Red Badger

I suspect you will find the solution to be all or nothing which means that you would lose updates on weather pages.

That might or might not be a consideration, depending on how interested you are in weather updates.


8 posted on 03/07/2013 7:36:25 AM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: Red Badger

Once the page loads the first time, hit esc. If you go to a link, do this again when you return to Drudge, after it loads again.

This works w/cbslocal, as well.


9 posted on 03/07/2013 7:37:24 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Red Badger

How do you think Deudge gets a gazillion ‘hits’ on his website? Every time the page refreshes, it’s a new hit...and every time you click a link and click back it’s a new ‘hit’. It’s what keeps Drudge’s numbers up.


10 posted on 03/07/2013 7:39:01 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Red Badger

http://www.mydigitallife.info/stop-and-disable-web-pages-auto-refresh-or-reload-in-firefox/


11 posted on 03/07/2013 7:39:18 AM PST by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: MestaMachine
Every time the page refreshes, it’s a new hit...

Tricky. I did not know that.

12 posted on 03/07/2013 7:43:46 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: UB355

It’s 44 degrees outside! The widow ain’t open!.........


13 posted on 03/07/2013 7:52:41 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: MestaMachine
Every time the page refreshes, it’s a new hit.
Hits also includes "assets" on a page, like images. If a page loads with ten images on it, that's eleven hits.
14 posted on 03/07/2013 7:57:44 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Red Badger

But that’s how Drudge gets a billion page loads a year.


15 posted on 03/07/2013 8:00:28 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Red Badger

BTW, I’ve tried the recommended “solutions” in firefox for blocking auto-refresh and they broke a very large percentage of the other web pages I used because many of those pages need to refresh very occasionally, say in response to an input, and they were unable to refresh at all.


16 posted on 03/07/2013 8:25:39 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Red Badger

It’s too bad we couldn’t get Drudge to quit doing that and get Free Republic to automatically refresh.


17 posted on 03/07/2013 8:31:25 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: Boogieman
"disable “Allow Meta Refresh”."

Thanks man, That (sort of) helps. But now Drudge refreshes whenever I click on the Drudge tab (I presume only if it has had a meta refresh request while I was away.) Any idea of how to stop that? Thanks, NPS

18 posted on 03/07/2013 8:44:16 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Was thinking the same thing.........the fixes that the FReepers list work!.....Thanks again to everybody!!!!.........


19 posted on 03/07/2013 8:45:34 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: norwaypinesavage

I had to close FF then restart for the new settings to take effect..........


20 posted on 03/07/2013 8:46:35 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

The refresh command is built into the webpage html. It could have been set for any number from every 30 seconds to every 5 minutes... the problem with turning off the feature in a web browser is that your telling the browser to turn that feature off for all web sites you visit. This then requires you to “refresh” pages manually. Its conceivable that the websites you revisit will show you the last cache version of the page and not the updated page the website wants you to see.


21 posted on 03/07/2013 10:55:14 AM PST by overdog2
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To: norwaypinesavage

So, you’ve got Drudge open in a separate tab, and when you switch to that tab, it refreshes the page? I’ve never seen that, sorry. If I had to guess, I would say that it is a script-related behavior, so you might want to play with the security settings for java, java applets, and active scripting, to see if that resolves it. However, those settings usually need to be enabled for a lot of modern webpages to work right.


22 posted on 03/07/2013 11:44:12 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: overdog2

“the problem with turning off the feature in a web browser is that your telling the browser to turn that feature off for all web sites you visit.”

Easy fix for that. Instead of going and turning off META refresh for all sites in the internet zone, go to Drudge, and in the security tab, click “Restricted Sites”, then click the Sites button and add Drudge to the list. You can set the security level back down to medium, if that is the only site in the list, and then click the Custom Level button to disable META refresh just for sites on the Restricted Sites list.

That way, META refresh doesn’t work for Drudge (or any other annoying sites you put in the Restricted list), but it still works on non-annoying sites that need it.


23 posted on 03/07/2013 11:53:52 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

I followed your instructions but the dang site refreshed anyway darn it.


24 posted on 03/07/2013 12:19:50 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Boogieman
you’ve got Drudge open in a separate tab, and when you switch to that tab, it refreshes the page?"

It did exactly that twice, the first two times after I disabled “Allow Meta Refresh”. However, it has not repeated this for a number of times since those first two. I'll just ignore it, at least for now.

Thanks for the good advice.

25 posted on 03/07/2013 3:16:46 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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