Removing an option from one of Firefox's menus may seem like a straightforward thing to do if you believe that no one is using it anymore, or if you think it is for the good of the majority of Firefox users.
Sometimes, doing so has an effect on long-standing users who used the feature all the time.
This is true for the Reload option of the View menu in Firefox. While there are numerous ways to reload a page in the browser, some users have used the menu exclusively for that.
It may not make sense for Mozilla, considering that the company did everything to move the menubar out of sight, but fact is, the recent removal of the reload option under view has affected some users of the browser.
If you have reloaded a web page using the Alt-V-R combination (Alt-V to open the view menu, R for the reload option listed there) you may have a hard time adjusting to use different reload options.
The following options are available to reload web pages in Firefox:
Those are the native options. You can make use of extensions to improve the functionality further.
Reload Plus adds functionality to the reload button in Firefox. Instead of just offering to reload the page, you can now combine it with keyboard shortcuts for additional functionality such as loading missing images or using Google Cache to load the page.
Reload Every offers to reload a web page every x seconds, so that you do not have to do so manually. That's great for live blogs, auctions, forums, and other pages where contents get updated frequently.
Reload All gives you control over reloading multiple tabs at once. This can be useful if you need to reload more than one tab regularly, for instance while you are developing a website or watching multiple eBay auctions at the same time.Advertisement
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