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I am looking for safe and clean (does not spy on the user) auto refresh add-on for Google Chrome. My research led me to one with a bad reputation, there are many ones in the store, but I can't tell which is safe and which is not. Do you have any suggestions?

Alternatively I can use another browser. Is there any browser other than Chrome that has this feature built in but without an add-on (I guess IE and Opera don't support this naively without an add-on)?

Note: Opera used to support the auto refresh without add-ons but the current version does not (at least I can't find it anymore).

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Noone can really tell you if something is safe and clean unless he's a security researcher that has done a thorough analysis... But I'm using Staying Alive for Google Chrome which is pretty reputable and works well.

  • Thanks for providing accurate and helpful information. – NoChance Aug 12 '18 at 19:20
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I came across a browser I did not know existed before. Its name is Blisk, it does support the feature of auto refresh naively. Here is the page for it: I assume it is safe.

Blisk Browser

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    Are you sure it is the auto refresh you are talking about? Here is how they describe it "Blisk refreshes web page automatically every time you save code changes. Try to open IDE in one screen, Blisk - in another and focus on web development". Also seems like this is a premium feature which will cost you $10 monthly – Yisroel Tech Aug 14 '18 at 0:28
  • You are correct, it won't work unless you save the file, but then again, unless the browser is built-in the editor, it would never know what version of the file to use. About the $10....I did not know that! – NoChance Aug 14 '18 at 1:29

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