Done a search but can't find anything on this; what do folks use to stop bookie sites logging you out automatically?
I've got the ReloadEvery addin in Firefox, but it's more hassle than it's worth. It does stop you being logged out automatically, but it doesn't recognise if you're back in the site and actively doing something. So, for example, if I'm trying to place a bet and the refresh period that I set kicks in, it refreshes in the middle of my bet and takes me back to the home page.
Been doing a lot of arbing recently and realised just how quick you have to be, logging back in to a site can be the difference between a juicy arb and sweet fa.
In Firefox I have 2 tabs open for each place I bet at, one tab with the 'main' sportsbook window and the other tab with my betting history for that book. I then set the Firefox ReloadEvery addon to reload the betting history tab every 5 minutes so that I'm kept logged in automatically as long as that browser is open.
Is a bit of a pain because it means having around 2 dozen tabs open, but using the betting history in one of the tabs usually reduces the amount of memory because those pages don't usually have a lot of flash/images/other memory heavy stuff on them.
On the plus side though, it means I can quickly get screenshots of bets in my betting history for each book and there's no chance of reloadevery accidentally submitting a bet twice (ie if you used reloadevery on the 'main' sportsbook tab, when you submitted a bet it might try and auto-resubmit the bet... bleh there is a warning in reloadevery to not auto-submit post data but don't want to risk it!).
ALSO another useful feature of Firefox is that you can auto-bookmark all open tabs, so every now and then I save all the currently open bookmarks to a single folder on my bookmark toolbar called 'CURR' - that way when I want to start arbing again I can just open firefox and go into the CURR bookmark folder, click on 'open all in tabs' and it will open everything ready to go (although of course if it's a fresh browser session you have to re-login to every site you want to use which is a PITA).
For the Asians I use Google Chrome though because they're very memory intensive sites and Chrome handles memory a lot better than Firefox, seems to work quite well.
Thanks Munk, might have to give that a try.
I'm having to use Chrome for more and more books now, as Firefox doesn't seem to be able to handle them, but Chrome doesn't have the breadth of add-ins that Firefox does.... they only recently got around to letting you block unwanted cookies.
Yes I know what you mean, I'm not in love with Chrome really at all, there's too many tiny tiny little 'features' that Chrome has that ... bug me ... but just for the asian sites (pinny/12bet/188bet/sbo/m88) it's really good because of the way it runs each tab/browser 'instance' in it's own memory space (that's probably not the right term but along those lines) - so if one of them fails it means theoretically just that one 'instance' dies and leaves the others running whereas with Firefox it would just take out everything.
Well I am a chrome fanboy
I use this add on: https://chrome.google.com/extensions...pbgndfojhdhmjo
The good thing with this one is after you set it you can interact with the tab again and it stops auto refreshing until you set it again.
Well, looks like I might be moving to Chrome too. I tried Munk's trick of having a second tab open and my laptop just ground to a halt after a little while. It was ridiculously slow.
Does anyone know if Chrome has the equivalent of FlashBlock, NoScript, and AdBlock?
Have a look here: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/?hl=en
Originally Posted by scrubber
Im suprised at the takeup of Chrome to be honest, from what I've seen its a little quicker but on my fairly modern pc its negligable. Just curious - what other advantages do you guys see when using Chrome over Firefox?
Its personal preference for me, I like the simple design and interface and now there are plenty of extensions too (that was really annoying when I started using it). Always loads lightening fast for me also (faster then firefox). Best thing is just try it out and stick to the one you like best. Doubt there is that much difference really usability wise and no point changing if you already have a good set up.
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