Refresh Active Frame

Refresh Active Frame

Refresh active frame or ifrmae with keyboard shortcut, fallback to refresh page if active element is not a frame

Refresh Active Frame
What is Refresh Active Frame?
'Refresh Active Frame' is a Chrome extension built to streamline interaction with websites using frames or iframes. This tool offers a unique solution to an age-old problem: it allows for selective refresh of an active frame, avoiding the inconvenience of a full-page refresh. Notably, it maintains compatibility with both dated frame-based sites and modern sites using iframes. Whether your preferential usage comes in keyboard shortcuts or an easy-to-locate browser button, this extension is designed for ease and convenience. In cases where frames or iframes are not in use, the tool will default to reloading the entire page, ensuring seamless web navigation.
By: howanghk
Users: 987 ▲ 9
Rating: 4.40 (5)
Version: 1.1 (Last updated: 2022-07-31)
Creation date: 2015-11-01
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • activeTab
  • scripting
Size: 21.68K
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This extension is useful for old-fashioned website built with frames. In the 2000s era, many websites are built with frames, usually with menu as one frame, and the content as another frame. In most case when you would like to refresh the content frame only, however when you press the reload button, the browser will brings you back to the entry page. With this extension, you can have a shortcut key to refresh only the active frame, but not the whole page. Bonus: This extension works for refreshing iframes too.

How to use:

  1. Make sure you clicked into the frame you want to refresh once to let it gain focus.
  2. Press the shortcut key or the button besides address bar to refresh only that frame.
  3. If the page you are visiting don't use frames, the extension will fallback to reload the whole webpage.

Keyboard shortcuts: Cmd+Ctrl+R on Mac Alt+Shift+R on other platforms

You may customize keyboard shortcut in chrome://extensions/shortcuts

User reviews
great! very useful!
by Alive Alive, 2024-03-06

Exactly what i needed
by Adley Damaceno Adley Damaceno, 2015-12-01

It does not work like the "Reload Frame" also its unable to refresh single Frames, it refreshes only the Mainframe, but if there are 2 Frames within a Frame, both are refreshed, not only the Active. The "Reload Frame" was able to do it before, but Google removed it, now Chrom eis broken! Also its useless as Button, i need this in the Right-Click Context Menu please and it must work like the "Reload Frame" and also with single Frames, no matter how nested they are, just like before with "Reload Frame" else Chrome just became useless.
by Nirantali Zorvax Nirantali Zorvax, 2015-10-16
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Risk impact

Refresh Active Frame is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

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