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Firefox 32.0.1. Win7. When I click on a tab Firefox immediately refreshes the page. Before this the last copy of page stayed until I manually refreshed.
In the last couple of days since the last upgrade to Firefox I've noticed a major change in behaviour.
It used to be that when I started Firefox and clicked on one of my tabs I would be presented with the web page as it looked the last time I looked at it. I then had the option to refresh the web page either by forcing it to load again or by selecting an option within the web page.
Since the last automatic upgrade in the last couple of days ago when I click on a tab after starting firefox it's immediately going off and reloading the web page from the html address.
This has two problems:
On some sites I have configured information within the page about my preferences. Normally I click buttons within the page to go forward or back a page. With the new bejaviour I'm takne to default page and have to manually re-enter all my preferences and filters again.
Second problem is on many sites I can a list of where I was at the last time. I then know which articles I;ve already looked and can then remember where I was at the last before updating. With the new behaviour I don't know where I was.
How can I get the old behaviour back ? I'm running Firefox 32.0.1 on up to date Win7 .
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I've kept investigating this further.
I've now found that this is a cache management issue.
I found that the cache options (Tools-Options-Advanced-Network ).
The Cache file on Firefox was set to a limit of 350 MB and the Cache was using 350 MB of storage.
I tried clearing the cache.
After I cleared the cache I found that when I had loaded a web page after I shut down Firefox and restarted and went back to the tab it loaded the web page as it had been the last time I visited.
This suggests that the problem I was encountering was that the cache was full and that rather than clearing out old content from the cache that once the cache filled up Firefox stopped writing new data to the cache.
I also note that the button labelled "Override automatic cache management" was ticked. That would tend to suggest that Firefox was being told not to delete old content when the cache filled.
I've now unticked the "Override automatic cache management" box and will see how I get on.
In case you are using "Clear history when Firefox closes":
- do not clear the Cache (Firefox will disable the disk cache in this case, see about:cache)
- Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history": [X] "Clear history when Firefox closes" > Settings
Note that clearing "Site Preferences" clears all exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, software installation, passwords, and other website specific data.