On Sep 18, 2016 18:22, <rlhar...@oplink.net> wrote:
> My limited G4 data allocation is being depleted much too rapidly for my
> budget. I suspect that the culprit is the web page of a personal weather
> station (PWS) in which page measurements are updated every ten minutes. I
> keep a Firefox window open to monitor the web page.
> I do not understand the mechanism, but every time I click on the window or
> tab in which the PWS web page is displayed, I see the latest data, without
> clicking the Firefox RELOAD button. Thus, it appears to me that the PWS
> web page somehow is notifying Firefox every time the web page is updated,
> and that Firefox is automatically loading the update.
> Is there a way to keep Firefox from automatically reloading this
> particular web page? Or am I misunderstanding what is happening here?
Likely some scripts are running on the page and refreshing the content
periodically, many websites do this now. There are plugins available that
can force stop the scripts on individual pages.