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force complete page refresh

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I would like to be able to completely refresh all scripts, images and code (absolutely everything on the page) when I click refresh for a tab. I am a web designer and firefox often serves up old content, regardless of whether I manually empty the cache or click refresh multiple times on a page. I tried some chanegs in the config file too which I saw for earlier versions of firefox but they don't seem to have helped. Any suggestions similar to cmd-shift-r that force a complete refresh of a page would be very much appreciated. Even if there is a way to turn caching off completely so that surfing the web was slower that would be preferable to be able to test site updates correctly. I use firebug so if there is an option in there for forcing full refresh of pages that could also help. I am using the most current version of firefox (43.0.4). Thanks

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Hi, you should be able to temporarily disable cache by doing the following:

  1. Open the developer toolbox (Ctrl+Shift+I or Cmd+Opt+I on Mac).
  2. Click the settings button (near the top right).
  3. Scroll down to the Advanced settings on the bottom right.
  4. Check the option "Disable Cache (when toolbox is open)".
  5. Refresh the page.

Please let me know if this solves your problem. Thanks!

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Hi, you should be able to temporarily disable cache by doing the following:

  1. Open the developer toolbox (Ctrl+Shift+I or Cmd+Opt+I on Mac).
  2. Click the settings button (near the top right).
  3. Scroll down to the Advanced settings on the bottom right.
  4. Check the option "Disable Cache (when toolbox is open)".
  5. Refresh the page.

Please let me know if this solves your problem. Thanks!

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Thanks! I've tested that briefly and it seems to help. Have a good day

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Modified by eyetooth

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You can reload web page(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  • Hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • Press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • Press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)

"Clear the Cache":

  • Firefox > Preferences > Advanced > Network > Cached Web Content: "Clear Now"

"Remove Cookies" from sites causing problems:

  • Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > "Use custom settings for history" > Cookies: "Show Cookies"