extension ExtPose

Simple Auto Refresh (delisted)

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Auto refresh extension that simply DOES NOT want your data.

Description from store This auto refresh extension DOES NOT want your data. I was cleaning up my chrome extensions and getting rid of those "Read and change all your data on the websites you visit" due to the recent data harvesting scandal around the Chrome Extension Stylish. That was when I realized that every single auto refresh app currently in Chrome Extension Store wants the power of "Read and change all your data on the websites you visit." Why? I wondered. Is Chrome Extension APIs so poorly designed that such a simple task really requires so extensive permission to accomplish? And the answer is apparently no. Hence the app here. I do not really know JS or web development. But the task is so simple that it took me a couple of hours to finish this. It is ugly, it does not do any fancy stuff, it does not even have an icon of its own. BUT IT DOES NOT WANT YOUR DATA.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-06-09) goodflyer 2012: Doesn't work ???
  • (2020-12-04) Patrick Sabo: The first 20 extensions I looked at to perform this simple task all wanted to read my data. This is the only one I've found that didn't need unnecessary permissions. Thank you.
  • (2020-03-13) Stefano Pantaloni: funziona e non accede ai dati dei siti, proprio perché lavora solo sulla tab attiva.
  • (2019-06-15) tom apfm: The only auto refresh extension I could find that did not steal my data.
  • (2019-02-05) Joe Shmoe: I'll take ugly over intrusive any day. Thanks very much!

Latest issues

  • (2021-09-12, v:1.0) Martin Clarke: Refresh timer not working
    Hi, I love the concept of your extension (not needing dom access), but unfortunately for me it isn't working. It seems like as soon as the first refresh event fires the script goes out of scope and stops execution. Once autoRefreshToggle.onclick() has finished, delayedReloadRecursive() never runs again. Since I know nothing about chrome extensions I can't suggest how to fix this, but if you could take a look that would be great, or if you put it on GitHub I'll have a go at contributing. In the meantime I will take a read about extensions and see if I can come up with something.


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4.1 (8 votes)
Last update / version
2018-07-09 / 1.0
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