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using windows7
I refresh 7 pages on
remote websites and my localhost wamp
on
different second intervals

is there another cron job alternative


another question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Google_Chrome_OS/Q_28400972.html
I use google chrome with 'reload every' extension
frequently my google chrome browser crashes

how would I save these pages
I manually open tabs from history
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Question by:rgb192
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by:Ray Paseur
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Consider doing away with Windows hosting and choosing Linux instead.  It's not a great way to go, but once you've started down the Windows hosting path you've got one foot in the grave.  Linux will at least give you a chance to get even with others who are interested in professional hosting.

Windows uses a "Scheduled Task" whereas Linux uses a "CRON job."
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Dan Craciun earned 1200 total points
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Ray, I don't think hosting is his problem.

He has 7 pages open in Chrome and wants to reload each of them every x seconds, where x is different for each page.

For this, I would use AutoHotkey with an infinite loop, eventually checking if Chrome crashed and opening the pages again if it did.

HTH,
Dan
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by:rgb192
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I can not just switch my desktop os to linux.

I also can not learn a new language
http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/Tutorial.htm

but I think autohotkey is a better solution that I may learn sometime in the future when I finish many php tutorials.

Thanks.
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by:Dan Craciun
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Glad I could help!

PS: if you already know any scripting language (vbscript, powershell etc), you'll pick up Autohotkey immediately.

If not and you find a rainy day when you're tired to learn php, in a few hours you'll learn enough for 90% of the auto scripts you'll ever need.
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by:Annlan
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WebCron
If you're looking for a simpler solution, you might consider one of the webcron services out there which will load a specific URL at a given time.
For example,  this service: https://www.easycron.com
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Thanks for easy cron .
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