Sometimes you are waiting for a website to be updated and in order to check whether it has been updated, you keep pressing the F5 key every now and then. But you never know when the site will be updated and pretty soon you get tired of hitting the F5 key on your keyboard. In those cases and other similar situations, you may find a Firefox browser extension called Tab Reloader to be of immense help. What this extension does is that it allows you to refresh any tab repeatedly after a specified period of time over and over again.
After you have installed the Tab Reloader extension in Firefox, you will see an new button in the toolbar. You can switch to any tab that you want to keep refreshing and then click on this Tab Reloader button. Here you can specify the time frequency for refreshing the website. You can specify an interval of anywhere between 10 seconds to 10 days. After this, you have to click on the flip switch to Enable the Reloader for this tab. Now that tab will be refreshed after that interval for an infinite time.
One thing to note is that this extension works on a tab and not on a website. So if you enable Tab Reloader for a tab and then change the URL for that tab, then it will keep refreshing the tab with the new URL. Another thing that might confuse you is that the time interval can be changed only when the Reloader is disabled for a tab. If you try to change the time interval for any tab while the Tab Reloader is enabled then it will have absolutely no effect.
Conclusion: Tab Reloader for Firefox can be very useful for those special circumstances that demand repeated reloading of tabs after a specified period of time.
You can get the Tab Reloader extension for Firefox from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tab-reloader/.