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For now, it's silly: I just keep pressing F5 button to have a chance of being the one who answers the new question first. I know about RSS but would subscribing to RSS mean that I get RSS updated instantly when a new question is asked? In my Firefox, RSS feeds are updated every 30 minutes and setting it to 1 min or less would be insane.

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Of course, this will probably only exacerbate the fastest gun in the west problem... – Chris Frederick Sep 19 '11 at 17:39
    
Yeah, answering 30 minutes old question is insane.. by that time there will be like seven answers already with a big vote lead :-) Anyway, once you are in the West, you can't go without fast gun... :-) – Tomas Sep 21 '11 at 20:42
    
Not an exact duplicate of these, but instant notifications have been asked about before: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6557/… and meta.stackexchange.com/questions/60434/… and meta.stackexchange.com/questions/24659/… and probably others. – Pops Sep 23 '11 at 20:33
up vote 7 down vote accepted

In Firefox, I use the ReloadEvery add-on to set an automatic update time for the page to refresh, and set my Favorite Tags to the ones I want to see.

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Installed. Works. Thanks. – Desmond Hume Sep 18 '11 at 16:18

Just a heads up, but the front page and (I believe) certain other common tag pages are cached aggressively... last time I heard it's only rebuilt every 90 seconds or so.

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I'm glad Lance's answer worked for you, but since this is Meta, here's the Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange answer to your question: the system does not support this feature.

Your only option is to use a third-party tool (or keep exercising that F5 key).

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You can subscribe to StackExchange alerts for tags you want to follow which will email you new questions for a tag either ever 15 minutes, 3 hours or daily.

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