I have seen
many all computer users around me doing tons of refreshes thinking that they are speeding up the process. Time to throw some light on it. 😎
What you do?
You clicked on something which is taking a while to load and there you start refreshing it.
What you think?
It is going to speed up the process as you are telling it to do it quickly. Isn’t it?
Point to think about
If the process was to be made fast, then why one would bottleneck the speed. Even if it was and you want a faster processing then why is there no automated option of refreshing it.
What’s the point?
What it actually do is that it sends a instruction of re-drawing the complete display on the screen. That means while your computer is busy with something you are just giving it something else do with something that is already going on. Instead of making things fast, you are delaying the processing as now it also needs to re-draw the whole display.
Why was refresh made then?
It was made to re-draw the display. You made some changes. Although the changes are made but they are not reflected immediately on the display. By refreshing, you are just telling the computer to refresh the display. Thats it.
It can’t get better than this. Still you have any query, feel free to ask in the comments. Are you also in a habit of doing tons of refreshes? Say it in the comments.