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Raa'Kaan
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More auto refresh options

Post by Raa'Kaan » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:45 am

Greetings FlashPeek,

Recently, I have been following many blogs and forums.

I keep multiple blog tabs open and right click each one and set an auto-refresh interval to keep up on the latest postings.

This works just fine, but is clunky to repeat every time I open SB.

The other option I use is close all tabs, then re-open the group I made with all the sites.

Again, this works just fine, but there is still a better way:

I request an option to set AUTO REFRESH (with interval) ON ALL TABS.

edit -
Ooops! forgot to mention my other idea for this is simply adding a "REFRESH ALL TABS" button I can use on the custom toolbar.

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Re: More auto refresh options

Post by oftentired » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:53 pm

Hello, I am moving this topic to Usage Questions.

1. The Autorefresh for all tabs is available. Click View:Auto Refresh... And you will see the choices to set a period or to turn it on and off.

2. The Links folder under Favorites is a custom toolbar location. If you turn on View:Toolbars:Favorites Bar the Links folder will be shown as a toolbar.

Using Notepad create the following file and place it in the links folder.

File Name - RA.mnit
[name may be anything you desire. File extension MUST be "mnit"]

File Content:

&View:Refresh All

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Re: More auto refresh options

Post by Raa'Kaan » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:47 pm

oftentired wrote:Hello, I am moving this topic to Usage Questions.
Hrrmm.. Ok, but it is not a usage questions it is a request for something new.

1. The Autorefresh for all tabs is available. Click View:Auto Refresh... And you will see the choices to set a period or to turn it on and off.
As mentioned in my post, I do this already, my request was for ALL tabs to be refreshed at once, not each one individually.

2. The Links folder under Favorites is a custom toolbar location. If you turn on View:Toolbars:Favorites Bar the Links folder will be shown as a toolbar.
I already use the links bar as a toolbar.

Using Notepad create the following file and place it in the links folder.

File Name - RA.mnit
[name may be anything you desire. File extension MUST be "mnit"]

File Content:

&View:Refresh All

Now this is interesting!

Seems to be working the few times I have tested it just now, I will post more after using this for a few days.

Absolutely brilliant tip. =)

Thanks!

And now for the next step, (and request) Why not make this an actual toolbar button as I already mentioned above? lol

Seems like the command line instruction code is already in place.

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Re: More auto refresh options

Post by oftentired » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:17 am

Raa'Kaan wrote:Hrrmm.. Ok, but it is not a usage questions it is a request for something new.
I'm running SlimBrowser Version: 7.00.049

When I click

View and then scroll my mouse pointer down and
hover the mouse pointer over or click Auto Refresh

I see a menu with four selections the first two separated from the second two by a single line.

1. Every 120 seconds
2. Set Period....
3. Auto Refresh All Pages
4. Stop All

I personally do not use this feature. But what I see is what you have asked for. An option to auto refresh all the pages [perhaps it should read "tabs"] and it has settings similar to those found for the single tab auto refresh achieved from right clicking a tab and using the auto refresh menu there.

The feature found at View:Auto Refresh has every appearance to me of being a feature to refresh all the open tabs. If that is not happening it might need to be a bug report or you may be using a previous version without this feature.
Raa'Kaan wrote:Now this is interesting!

Seems to be working the few times I have tested it just now, I will post more after using this for a few days.

Absolutely brilliant tip. =)

Thanks!

And now for the next step, (and request) Why not make this an actual toolbar button as I already mentioned above? lol

Seems like the command line instruction code is already in place.
The command interpreter for mnit file type was deliberately coded into the program to allow users to make custom buttons for themselves. Any Menu Bar command or series of commands can be activated using an mnit file. Previous to Favorites Bar being used for this there was a separate toolbar just for it that had been introduced at the request of users. But, to streamline the code the Flashpeak people removed the separate toolbar and added the capability to the Favorites Bar.

I personally use this frequently:

Code: Select all

&File:Close All
And I have from time to time used other mnit commands which I no longer have in use. A very handy feature indeed.

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Re: More auto refresh options

Post by Raa'Kaan » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:43 am

oftentired wrote: When I click

View and then scroll my mouse pointer down and
hover the mouse pointer over or click Auto Refresh

I see a menu with four selections the first two separated from the second two by a single line.

1. Every 120 seconds
2. Set Period....
3. Auto Refresh All Pages
4. Stop All

The feature found at View:Auto Refresh has every appearance to me of being a feature to refresh all the open tabs. If that is not happening it might need to be a bug report or you may be using a previous version without this feature.
AAAHHH !!!

Very good clarification - I can see clearly now.

Those other two options -
3. Auto Refresh All Pages
4. Stop All
- only show up under the view menu and do not appear when right clicking on tabs!

Thanks oftentired!

Turns out this was a usage question after all :)

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