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I've recently changed my default browser from Firefox to Chrome. Now i'm not able to see new questions until i hit F5.

What can cause this issue since Chrome 21 does support Websockets as confirmed here? Note that I'm not using a proxy or firewall and it works without a problem in FF.

If it's still unclear what feature i'm referring to: What technology/framework is StackOverflow using to asynchronously update clients?

This is my favorite link (newest tab).

On SO or on other sites?

A moment ago i've tested it in Superuser, it works there, also here on Meta! So why should Stackoverflow make an exception?

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On SO or on other sites? The SO home page doesn't change automatically. I do see “X questions with new activity” with Chrome. –  Gilles Sep 24 '12 at 21:13
    
@Gilles: I've yet tested only SO, i don't see the "x-questions with...". This is my favorite link: stackoverflow.com/unanswered/tagged/… –  Tim Schmelter Sep 24 '12 at 21:16
    
I thought the feature was completely disabled on SO. Did you get “X questions with new activity” on SO with Firefox? –  Gilles Sep 24 '12 at 21:38
    
@Gilles: Yes, even just now. –  Tim Schmelter Sep 24 '12 at 21:43
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I can confirm that I don't get updates with Chrome 21 on stackoverflow.com/unanswered/tagged/c%23 . I do get them on stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/c%23 . It seems that SO isn't getting live updates for the tags in the Unanswered tab. This announcement seems to say that this is by design (in that in only mentions live updates on SO in the “newest” and “active” tabs). –  Gilles Sep 24 '12 at 21:47
    
@Gilles: Make it an answer and i'll accept it. My FF-link uses the questions tab instead. Thank you! –  Tim Schmelter Sep 24 '12 at 21:55
    
Same on Firefox, but only on Stack Overflow. –  Mechanical snail Sep 24 '12 at 23:50
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This seems to be by design. According to the announcement, live updates are:

  • enabled on tag pages of SO, but only in the “newest” and “active” tabs;
  • disabled on the main page and the unanswered tab of SO;
  • enabled on all date-ordered full question lists (newest, active, unanswered) and the corresponding tag pages on other sites.

So you should expect live updates on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/c%23 but not on http://stackoverflow.com/unanswered/tagged/c%23, and that it what I see with Chrome 21.

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