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How can I force a FULL page download (not using cache)?. Embedded videos and favicons are not refreshing.

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I'm a developer and I'm trying to refresh and validate some changes I do on my sites, and I'm quite annoyed, since in Firefox embedded videos (with the <video> tag) and favicons are not refreshing at all. I need to switch and check the changes in Chrome.
I've tried everything I've found in the support site and from other help sites:

- Ctrl + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + R

- Shift + click on refresh button

- Developer Toolbox - options - advanced settings - Disable Cache (when toolbox is open)

- Modify about:config: browser.cache.memory.enable;false and browser.cache.disk.enable;false

- Firefox/Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Cached Web Content: "Clear Now"

- Web Developer Addon: Disable cache from several options.

All the other content (html, js css, etc) of the pages are getting refreshed with the above methods, but the videos and the favicons are not. I'm using latest version 46.0.1 Am I missing something? Thanks in advance

I'm a developer and I'm trying to refresh and validate some changes I do on my sites, and I'm quite annoyed, since in Firefox embedded videos (with the &lt;video&gt; tag) and favicons are not refreshing at all. I need to switch and check the changes in Chrome. <br/> I've tried everything I've found in the support site and from other help sites: - Ctrl + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + R - Shift + click on refresh button - Developer Toolbox - options - advanced settings - Disable Cache (when toolbox is open) - Modify about:config: browser.cache.memory.enable;false and browser.cache.disk.enable;false - Firefox/Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Cached Web Content: "Clear Now" - Web Developer Addon: Disable cache from several options. All the other content (html, js css, etc) of the pages are getting refreshed with the above methods, but the videos and the favicons are not. I'm using latest version 46.0.1 Am I missing something? Thanks in advance

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FredMcD
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Hold down the <Shilt> key and reload the page will bypass the cache.

Hold down the <Shilt> key and reload the page will bypass the cache.
ideato 893 solutions 6250 answers

Hello Gusstavv try the browser.cache.check_doc_frequency to 1 (always in about:config).

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.cache.check_doc_frequency

thank you

Hello Gusstavv try the '''browser.cache.check_doc_frequency''' to '''1''' (always in about:config). http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.cache.check_doc_frequency thank you
cor-el
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Does the Network Monitor indicate that these elements are retrieved from the cache?

A reload and bypass the cache should make Firefox retrieve all data fresh from the server. I'm not sure what happens with content loaded in iframes if that is used in your case. You can try to use the right-click context menu to reload the frame.

Does the Network Monitor indicate that these elements are retrieved from the cache? *https://developer.mozilla.org/Tools/Network_Monitor A reload and bypass the cache should make Firefox retrieve all data fresh from the server. I'm not sure what happens with content loaded in iframes if that is used in your case. You can try to use the right-click context menu to reload the frame.

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FredMcD said

Hold down the <Shilt> key and reload the page will bypass the cache.

Nope. Already said in my post I did that.

ideato said

Hello Gusstavv try the browser.cache.check_doc_frequency to 1 (always in about:config).

Oh yeah, I had it switched on already from previous attempts, and still it doesn't work.

cor-el said

Does the Network Monitor indicate that these elements are retrieved from the cache? A reload and bypass the cache should make Firefox retrieve all data fresh from the server. I'm not sure what happens with content loaded in iframes if that is used in your case. You can try to use the right-click context menu to reload the frame.

I checked the Network Monitor and found that the favicon and the embedded videos are not getting fetched from the server. Everything is brought back from the server everytime, but those two elements are still being cached. And nope, there is no iframes used

''FredMcD [[#answer-880015|said]]'' <blockquote> Hold down the <Shilt> key and reload the page will bypass the cache. </blockquote> Nope. Already said in my post I did that. ''ideato [[#answer-881572|said]]'' <blockquote> Hello Gusstavv try the '''browser.cache.check_doc_frequency''' to '''1''' (always in about:config). </blockquote> Oh yeah, I had it switched on already from previous attempts, and still it doesn't work. ''cor-el [[#answer-881688|said]]'' <blockquote> Does the Network Monitor indicate that these elements are retrieved from the cache? *https://developer.mozilla.org/Tools/Network_Monitor A reload and bypass the cache should make Firefox retrieve all data fresh from the server. I'm not sure what happens with content loaded in iframes if that is used in your case. You can try to use the right-click context menu to reload the frame. </blockquote> I checked the Network Monitor and found that the favicon and the embedded videos are not getting fetched from the server. Everything is brought back from the server everytime, but those two elements are still being cached. And nope, there is no iframes used
FredMcD
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Are you using any blocking programs / add-ons?

Are you using any blocking programs / add-ons?