Fed up with websites/tabs continuously reloading themselves and using resources unnecessarily?
In firefox, you can disable this from the about:config page.
Look for accessibility.blockautorefresh and set it to true.
You can also keep an eye on what tab uses most of the resources with the about:performance built-in page.
Hope it helps!
2 thoughts on “Firefox – prevent websites from refreshing”
This doesn’t work on v50.0.1.
It used to work however I’ve tried this on the last couple versions and it hasn’t worked.
I’m on v50.0.2 myself and seems to be working fine.