How to Stop Web Pages From Auto Refreshing

By Chad Buleen

Some web pages automatically refresh thanks to the refresh code that the website creator built into the page. If you want to keep a web page static so that it does not refresh, you can use your Internet Options settings to make these changes. Turning off the auto-refresh can give you more time to look at a section of the page without worrying about it changing before you have an opportunity to adequately absorb it.

Step 1

Click "Start" and "Control Panel."

Step 2

Click "Classic View," and select "Internet Options."

Step 3

Click the "Security" tab.

Step 4

Click the "Custom Level" button, and scroll down the page until you find the "Miscellaneous" section header.

Step 5

Click "Disable" under "Allow META REFRESH."

Step 6

Click "OK."