5.2. Provide a way to control automatic refreshes

When all or part of the page reloads automatically (news feed, stock price, roadmap, etc.), a way to disable and re-enable automatic refreshes must be provided.


If it is not possible to completely disable automatic refreshes, then a way of spacing them out in time must be provided.


If the website offers many automatic refreshes, a good practice is to provide a centralized system for disabling and re-enabling all refreshes.

Screenshot, a "Settings" panel allows to select if the map should be displayed and if the data is updated automatically.
This website provides a “Data auto refresh” feature that allows to enable or disable automatic refreshes.


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