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When I go to, for example, reddit.com ... the page doesn't automatically show the new content or update my message indicator. I have to manually refresh every time. This is using firefox 3.6.16 on windows 7. I have set the browser.cache.check_doc_frequency setting to 1, and it still doesn't fix the issue.

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I use Reddit frequently and I've never had that problem. Any time you click to a subreddit or back to the main page it should load the latest material (including messages). –  Ryan Apr 28 '11 at 23:08
    
yup, that works too. If I could get the latest version without clicking anything, that'd be nice. I'm at a loss. The only odd plugin I have running is stylish, which shouldn't matter at all. –  CreeDorofl Apr 29 '11 at 4:06

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I realized later what's going on. If I close the browser with tabs open, and then reopen the browser so that it reloads those tabs automatically... the tabs don't all get auto-refreshed. So I was viewing e.g. unrefreshed reddit. If I open a new tab, or close all tabs and then visit the page... it loads the freshest version.

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I think this was a fluke, as recent visits to the page show it freshly every time. It may have something to do with firefox quitting in a nonstandard way... I use mouse shortcuts that will quit it using either ctrl+W or alt+F4. Maybe one of those doesn't quit properly or cause it to check for an updated version next time.

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I don't know why you're having your reddit problem, but to actually answer your question:

You can force Firefox to update any page (and ignore the cache settings) by using CTRL + F5 to refresh the page, instead of just F5.

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