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@Spiderman • 08 Jan, 2007
anyone can tel me that why do we refresh?
like right click and click on refresh. or use F5 button which is use 4 refresh.
@akravikanth • 08 Jan, 2007
Spiderman
anyone can tel me that why do we refresh?
like right click and click on refresh. or use F5 button which is use 4 refresh.
Its just to reapply all the settings... But normally after we done some operation, we click refresh some 3 to 4 times just for a refresh of ourself😎
@crook • 08 Jan, 2007
akravikanth
Its just to reapply all the settings... But normally after we done some operation, we click refresh some 3 to 4 times just for a refresh of ourself😎
Nice answer akravikanth 😁. We refresh web page to reload all content. Its as simple as that. Even your computer display is refreshed at a fast rate (around 75 k cycles). But pointless right click and refresh is just waste of time 😁

Crook
@xero • 13 Jan, 2007 a microsoft funda for slaverying you to it haha
Any way its just to remove the unreferenced contents in the main memory !!

Though the refresh thing is automated, but it relieves users superficially 😉
@Prasad Ajinkya • 14 Jan, 2007 yeah, its pretty pointless. earllier, i used to think it was used to invoke the garbage collector (as in java types), but i guess not!
there are some nifty tools out there to clear your memory, havent personally used them though, anyone has an idea as to how they really are?
@SudhaKar Arjunan • 15 Jan, 2007 I will clear al this as an IT Professional soon,
Bcoz now I am under gone my final year project based on the client server side module. In which we are making admin work more easier on monitoring by Without refreshing the hole contents as in olden days,
Automatic my java designing modules will refresh automatically.
So i will give a clear shot overview in few days.
Till that Happy Refreshing...

Thanks and Regards,
-A.SK...
@pad • 29 Jan, 2007
Spiderman
anyone can tel me that why do we refresh?
like right click and click on refresh. or use F5 button which is use 4 refresh.
😔 i dont... on my linux console 😉
@Ashraf HZ • 16 Aug, 2007 I've always used F5 to refresh a page.. it seems to clear the old cache and request all the data from a website again (instead of reusing some data from the temporary internet files). Im not sure about technical details, but it does seem to work if my page loads half way only or if theres an error. Oh well, whatever works 😉
@mahul • 15 Nov, 2007 yeah the gnome desktop enviorment in linux has no option of a refresh....i think ur display buffer is actually(pls correct me if i'm wrong) refreshed...but u already refresh at a rate of 60/75 hz so its useless refreshing like evry1 said
@rutuja gogte • 17 Nov, 2007
akravikanth
Its just to reapply all the settings... But normally after we done some operation, we click refresh some 3 to 4 times just for a refresh of ourself😎
our pc has RAM i.e volatile memory...
so refreshing is necessary in order to keep d memory update..😎
@virendradhotre • 18 Nov, 2007 i dont know how to do the component technology programmes
like example a programme for building a component in COM(Component Object Model)
@xheavenlyx • 18 Nov, 2007 Guys, this is one of the best Q I have ever come across on the forums!

Well, a while ago I just hated the pointless action and the people who done it. But now I do it myself... never figured out why I do it. really if someone can give a good reason.

though someone did give a good reason, its just for our sanctification. Thats it.
@Keyur2611 • 29 Sep, 2009
Spiderman
anyone can tel me that why do we refresh?
like right click and click on refresh. or use F5 button which is use 4 refresh.
When we refresh by pressing F5 or using right click, the OS simply updates the contents of the folder ie it reloads all the contents.. eg: If u r in My Computer, after deleting or formatting ne disk, u mite not get the details as required.. but when u refresh, it reloads the whole page with updated details.. That's all. It doesnt boost the pc's performance.
@Pranav Kathale • 30 Sep, 2009
akravikanth
Its just to reapply all the settings... But normally after we done some operation, we click refresh some 3 to 4 times just for a refresh of ourself😎
Ha ha. Wow. Great answer. But, thats true up to certain extent.. 😁

There is no need to refresh 4-5 times every time when we close any any window, or when goes into certain directory. :smile:
@Manish Goyal • 30 Sep, 2009 here upto which i know about related to why we refresh our computer on desktop
because whenever we apply right on any folder a menu opens
when we get what we want it disappears ...but really it does not happens
actually what happens that
a invisible image of that menu still remains there to remove it we generally refresh our desktop
@gaurav.bhorkar • 03 Oct, 2009 A refresh simply updates the contents of the current directory.
No need of refreshing 4-5 times.
@Gurjeet Singh • 03 Oct, 2009 refresh is used to reload the contents from the buffer memory as i notice also some of the linux Os has not the option of refresh ...,it used as to free the unnecessary resources hold by the memory ..
@vignesh1988i • 04 Oct, 2009 😀 we actually refresh to clear all the deleted process from the RAM memory... that is we are confirming by again clearing the RAM even though we have terminated the process.....

this is what i think.....
thank u
@clarence456 • 08 Oct, 2009 We just click refresh by mouse or use f5 for refresh means to recall our set up but we just it again and again it just value less,its really one of our bad habit which we are from the begging.Thanks for the funny one.....ha ha ha.....😁



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@sookie • 10 Oct, 2009 • 1 like Refresh is just to reflect the latest changes done by the user. For example, I have an XYZ Project made in Netbeans as well as Eclipse also. Now instead of making changes in few files through respective IDE, I am going and making changes in the folder location itself. Now what happens, in Net beans, changes get reflected without refresh but changes in Eclipse get reflected ONLY when I do right click and select "Refresh" option. Reason might be Eclipse is developed in such a manner that it is not linked up automatically with Directory structure but Netbeans is made like that it automatically reflects the changes in folder structure in IDE instantly without refreshing. In the same way, there are many cases when many softwares or applications son't support automatic changes and thus in order to reflect them we need to use "Refresh" option.

So just like this Netbeans and Eclipse IDE strange behaviour, you can find out many more examples in your computer system also everyday and can get the answer - why do we need Refresh sometimes and why not many times.

Thanks !
@callyD • 11 Oct, 2009 To update or reload the page
@nishant_swing • 18 Aug, 2013 We refresh our computer to clear previous operation in memory and show its current state.


To make it more simple, understand this with an example. When copying files from one folder to another, Windows regularly updates copied files on screen.


Sometimes, due to performance reasons Windows disables this feature and user can't see updated status of copied files. In that case you can use Refresh option from context menu to clear operation till now and refresh the current status.

More: https://www.thebinary.in/blog/why-do-we-refresh-our-computer-desktop/
@Karshil Sheth • 15 Feb, 2020

I guess CPU is like our brain. We as human beings required to refresh our mind in-order to be charged and happy. We do sleep and wake on the daily basis, we have vacations to be relieved from stress and workload. 

So does the computer need to. But computer can't sleep or go in vacation, so I guess the refresh or reboot are some of the concepts made especially for them. They need some thing to clear their memory, ram etc and hence its a necessity just like us. So refreshing means to reinvigorate the page or system.

@bill yorke • 17 Feb, 2020

So, you clean the loaded (resided sector) on the memory when you press F5 or refresh. Refreshing helps computers run faster by clearing up their previously completed job cycle, thereby reducing response time for each cycle. 

In short, this removes the ram used for different purposes and replaces your Mac.

@Durgesh Srivastava • 18 Feb, 2020

When we run applications, its code is loaded into the computer's memory and remains there. When we right click and choose "refresh", the computer releases memory by clearing the code of unused applications. When more unused memory is available, the computer runs faster.

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