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I'm using Firefox with the Auto-Refresh add-in to read all the SO-family sites, but everytime I'm trying to type a question or answer it refreshes and makes me start over. Is there some setting I can use so that it's more intelligent about it, or do I just have to disable the add-in every time?

Edit: ReloadEvery

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Link to the add-on so we know which one you're talking about –  random Jul 18 '09 at 2:00
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Probably ReloadEvery, I have the same problem! Especially on twitter.com it sometimes refreshes mid-sentence :P –  Ivo Flipse Jul 18 '09 at 5:56
    
Follow the reloadevery tag to the other question to see what happened there... superuser.com/questions/13235/ip-address-spoofed-how-to-fix –  nik Sep 18 '09 at 13:38
    
Thanks, I have mine set for 1 minute, hopefully that doesn't cause any problems. –  Lance Roberts Sep 18 '09 at 16:44
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You will have to disable it every time you want to type something up and not lose it from a refresh.

That is unless the project updates their add-on to detect if you're typing in a text field, or if you yourself go in and fix up the source code for that update.

Other than that, type fast or just switch it off when you're on a single question page.

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Do you have JavaScript enabled? You should see an alertbox whenever you try to refresh the page. That won't happen for comments, though.

Maybe using another add-on in addition to AutoRefresh could solve the problem. I know Tab Mix Plus and ReloadEvery can't do domain-wide automatic page refreshing, but you can enable it for individual tabs. Disabling refresh for a tab when you're writing a response can override the other extension.

Edit: I can't find any trace of an AutoRefresh plugin. Are you using this Greasemonkey script enabled for the domain?

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