Not refreshing web forum pages

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James Barley

03 Aug, 2012 04:48 PM

The one problem I have with TenFourFox also common to Aurora is that when I'm reading messages on any web forum and return to the index page, it does not refresh or mark the subject as read.
The subject remains in bold text indicating unread messages, yet if I do a manual refresh (cmd+R) the subject loses it's bold text marking it as read.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 03 Aug, 2012 05:49 PM

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    Hello James, I'm in some forums, too, but I've never seen this. It would certainly be annoying. The one thing you could try is going to about:config (type in url bar, no spaces) and setting browser.cache.check_doc_frequency to 1 (instead of 3). With this setting, the browser will control more strictly if something has changed in a cached page.

  2. 2 Posted by James Barley on 03 Aug, 2012 06:01 PM

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    Thank you for the prompt response,
    unfortunately I had already gone that route and the problem still
    I think because the problem occurs in T4F and Aurora, both FireFox
    offshoots that I might try
    purging my system of all things Mozilla and reinstalling from scratch.
    I'll report back how that goes.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 04 Sep, 2012 02:54 PM

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    James, are you still having problems with indicating read/unread messages in forums?

  4. 4 Posted by James Barley on 04 Sep, 2012 04:18 PM

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    Yes the problem still exists, with any gecko based browser I try.
    I've basically given up on them and use Safari and Stainless as my go-to browsers, OmniWeb also works correctly.
    It is odd because this problem shows up on all 4 of the systems in our household to a point where I'm wondering if if could be farther down the pipe such as my DNS server or ISP.

  5. Chris (chtrusch) closed this discussion on 04 Sep, 2012 05:57 PM.

  6. Chris (chtrusch) re-opened this discussion on 04 Sep, 2012 06:00 PM

  7. Support Staff 5 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 04 Sep, 2012 06:00 PM

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    James, so this is probably a Gecko problem affecting some forums. I'm affraid we can't do much about it. Maybe you want to file a bug report at

  8. Chris (chtrusch) closed this discussion on 04 Sep, 2012 06:01 PM.

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