Auto-refresh in Blisk browser

Getting started with new feature

Blisk auto-refresh

We are happy to announce the new feature in Blisk browser: Auto-refresh. Auto-refresh closed beta testing is available with the last release: v.0.40.2490.71.

About the feature

Auto-refresh lets developers and designers to be more productive by updating pages automatically. Every time you write the code and save changes - Blisk refreshes the tab(s). Thus, you will never lose your focus.


Basics

Auto-refresh works with domains. It means, that if you set up auto refreshing for http://localhost, Blisk will refresh all URLs from domain automatically (e.g. http://localhost/sections/some-page).

Auto-refresh works with different file formats. It means, that you can set up auto refreshing for any file, for example:

  • standard files: html, css, js
  • platform specific: cshtml, java, php, py
  • font files: otf, ttf, woff
  • raster and vector images: jpeg, png, svg

Auto-refresh works with folders. It means, that you can set up watcher for any local folder(s). Note, that watching a folder with many subfolders and files may affect the CPU load. It depends on your computer specs.


Setting up

Using auto-refresh button:

  1. Go to the domain you want to refresh automatically
  2. Click auto-refresh button Auto-refresh button (located to the right from the address bar).You will be redirected to the page for setting up auto-refresh
  3. Adjust the settings in the form:
    • Dropdown with the domain name. Has the list of opened domains. The domain where auto-refresh button was clicked will be selected. You can change it to any other from the list
    • Tabs to refresh. Select, whether you want to refresh all opened tabs with the domain or the active tab only.
    • File formats. Specify the file formats you want to watch. Formats should be separated by commas.
    • Folders. Add the folders you want to watch. Note, that watching a folder with many subfolders and files may affect the CPU load.
  4. Click the button Save and enable auto-refresh.

Manual setting up:

  1. Go to blisk://setup or click Blisk setup button BLisk setup button (located to the right from the address bar)
  2. Click Auto-refresh from the menu
  3. Click Add new watcher
  4. Adjust the settings in the form (the same as above).
  5. Click the button Save and enable auto-refresh.

Managing watchers

  1. Go to blisk://setup
  2. Click Auto-refresh from the menu.

If you have at least one file watcher - it will be displayed in the watchers table. You can enable/disable any watcher by clicking toggle button, edit it or remove the watcher and stop auto refreshing the domain.

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