When the URL contains #something and we press enter on the URL bar nothing happens. Is there an addon that forces the page to update (refresh/reload)?


http://anypage.com/#anything (press enter)

Page doesn't reload.

I want the same behavior as Google Chrome, if you press enter it reloads the page.

  • Which URL is this ? IT's quite possible that the site itself does not know how to handle the fragment. – Sathyajith Bhat Nov 10 '10 at 13:18
  • @Sathya: Any. Firefox doesn't refresh the page (load as if it were the first time). Google Chrome reloads (load as if it were the first time) any page with hash. – BrunoLM Nov 10 '10 at 15:29
  • I had to open Firefox to understand what you're asking in the question. Unfortunately, I cannot find any addons which do want you want to happen. Perhaps a (very bad) alternative is to refresh every x minutes- on second thought I really doubt that will work. – Sathyajith Bhat Nov 10 '10 at 16:06

This bug was reported eight years ago.

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I don't know of one. I suppose you know about keyboard shortcuts like F5 and Control+R?

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    Both resend post request, which I want to avoid. To workaround I have to delete the hash and press enter. – BrunoLM Nov 10 '10 at 21:33

I'm having the same problem. I figured out a way that works.

Create a bookmark in the bookmarks toolbar, with the following url:

(function(){url=window.location.href.split('#');url=url[0].replace(/\?\d+?$/,'')+'?'+(new Date()).getTime()+'#'+url[1];window.location=url})()

When you click it, it adds an extra parameter to the end of the url (before the #), which is updated every time you click it.

  • http://test.com/foo#bar
  • http://test.com/foo?123#bar
  • http://test.com/foo?124#bar
  • etc

Most servers will ignore a double querystring, so it shouldn't interfere with other ?foo=bar parameters. Enjoy!

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