On 9/18/2016 3:21 PM, 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.

Is this web page on the PWS or out on the internet?
Is the PWS using the same data connection you are using to access the web page?
Is there advertising on this page?
If you do not leave the page open in a tab, does your data allocation still get rapidly depleted?

Maybe with more information someone will have an alternative suggestion.

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?


Another response already mentioned there are some add-ons related to refresh.

For a limited data connection you might also want to go through the list of plugins and change the settings for some of them to 'Ask to activate'.

If you have not already looked into them, maybe look into privacy badger, noscript, and some some kind of ad blocker.

Later, Seeker

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