How to Auto Refresh Google Chrome Tabs

by Himanshu Yadav on November 19, 2010

In doing some online web auction, waiting for any important mail to arrive, watching cricket or football match score online, or watching live weather situation of your city, in all these condition you refresh the page time to time to know the current situation. You can do this by clicking the refresh button of your browser or pressing F5 key of your keyboard. The process is manual and hence require your effort.

There is a cool Google Chrome extension known as Auto Refresh Plus that automatically refresh the opened tab of your browser. You can set it to refresh multiple tabs or a single tab. After installing the extension a small icon will appear next to the Chrome address bar. Visit the web page which you set to refresh automatically. Now click on this icon to set the refresh time interval. Select the time interval and hit the “Start” button. That’s it. It will automatically refresh the page after set interval automatically.

auto refresh plus How to Auto Refresh Google Chrome Tabs

If you leave the current tab then also your page will continue to refresh automatically. One nice thing about this extension is it won’t affect any other tabs which are nor set to auto refresh. You can continue your browsing session without facing any problem.

You can also add a content in the Content detect box and the page will not automatically refresh if the updated page will contain that content. It means for using this feature you need to know about the content which is about to update on the given page.

Download Auto Refresh Plus Extension for Google Chrome.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Abhishek Bhardwaj November 23, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Hey nice addon.
Will try it.


John September 26, 2011 at 9:37 am

I have a question.

How about Per specified Tab based auto refresh option instead of having a global auto refresh?

I believe this option should be custom based to be more user friendly so that the user is not limited to only setting a global refresh as against setting the required tab or webpage for auto refresh.



chalapathi January 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm

It is very interesting because it shows time countdown to reload the page.

please add this extension back to the site.


Martin May 25, 2012 at 10:27 am

nice info. …thank’s


Tutorial Blog May 25, 2012 at 10:28 am

good job… bravo…


Article May 25, 2012 at 10:31 am

nice info…. thank’s


anticmos November 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm

I can setup auto refresh to automatically start on a tab that automatically opens when I open GC. That’s easy to do in a few seconds in the settings.
I have multiple tabs set to automatically open when I open GC, but can’t seem to find a way to get the auto refresh plus to auto-start on all of the tabs. Anyone know how to accomplish this?


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