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I need to force IE6 SP1 to auto refresh every 30 sec or so...

I've attempted to edit the registery, but to no avail

1.Start RegEdit; select Start, Run; type regedit; and press Enter.
2.Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Update.
3.Double-click UpdateMode in the right pane and set the value as 00 for autorefresh on, 01 for autorefresh off.
4.Click OK, close RegEdit (choose Registry, Exit), and restart the computer.

(Looks like it forces Windows Explorer to auto-refresh rather than Internet Explorer.)

Any other ideas, short of editing the webpage in question to enable client pull.

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by:sunray_2003
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Only one I can think of is

go to  Tools -> Internet Options -> Settings

for  Temporary Internet files  check Automatically and apply

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by:andrewerbs
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Thanks Sunray, it's set to refresh automaticly...
But can I specify an amount of time in the registry or something?

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AFAIK, I donot think there is any registry setting .

Anyway I shall work on finding one

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by:irieiam
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Telling the browser to refresh can either be done via meta tags as you mentioned:
<META HTTP-EQUIV=Refresh CONTENT="30; URL=index.html">

...or...
If you do not have edit permissions on the file then try setting a batch job to poll it for you, or maybe a static local html file with frames that calls the remote page to refresh x amount of seconds. ( i think that will work)  What OS are you running?  A dos batch should do the trick with minimal pains.

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by:andrewerbs
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Alrighty, I'm running NT4...

So how would I set a local batch file to poll the webpage?
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Ok, forget the batch... This way should work even easier.  We'll use frames to anchor the page to our local box and then fill the lower frameset with the remote page.  No eye will be the wiser ;)

Save the following to remote-check.html then change the line:
       <frame name="low" src="http://someplace.com/path/to/remote.html">
to be the location of the remote page you wanna refresh.  I've got it set to 30 second intervals.
*Remember - if you change the name of this file, you must change the Refresh meta tag to
the same name:  "URL=newname.html"

.....snip

<html>
<head>
<title>Local file Remote Refresh Test [change me!]</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<META HTTP-EQUIV=Refresh CONTENT="30; URL=remote-check.html">
</head>

<frameset>
<frame name="low" src="http://someplace.com/path/to/remote.html">
</frameset>
<noframes>-- If you can read this - something broke! --
</noframes>
</html>

....snip

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Just checking in to see if any of the above solved your problem.

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Just checking in to see if any of the above solved your problem.

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Just checking in to see if any of the above solved your problem.

-irieiam
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by:da_smart1
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Try the Opera Internet Browser ( http://www.opera.com/ ) .
It has a  lot of features and as you requested has an "automatic refresher"

Good luck

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by:Asta Cu
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Recommend checking with WindowsUpdate for a Critical Security Patch announced today.  Details here:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-004.asp

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Well... Teasing me with 500 pts was not cool but when I answered the question, I realized that what I made was quite useful.  It's used everyday now, here.

You're welcome.
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by:andrewerbs
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Sorry man, the problem here was the page that I needed to refresh every 30sec, needed two buttons clicked to get me back to the status screen (it's a list of my open jobs).

In the end I used a macro program, to click the "refresh button" coded into the page, set to only run on a specific IE6 window.

But thanks for the help,

I also downloaded the latest oprea browser, but had the same problem with having to click 2 buttons to get back to the status screen,

Sorry bout the delay, thanks again.
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