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I want to change the browser.cache.disk.capacity from 1 GB to 64 MB. I can change the above parameter in about:config, but after restart it is always at 1 GB again. How can I keep my setting?

I want to change the browser.cache.disk.capacity from 1 GB to 64 MB. I can change the above parameter in about:config, but after restart it is always at 1 GB again. How can I keep my setting?

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Hello breg1,

If you set the value of this preference :

browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled to false, then the change you made will stick.

See this bug report :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1257404

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Hello breg1,

If you set the value of this preference :

browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled to false, then the change you made will stick.

See this bug report :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1257404

Hello breg1, If you set the value of this preference : '''browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled''' to '''false''', then the change you made will stick. See this bug report : https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1257404
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Cool, this works - thanks!

For the developers: I'd love to get the old options setting back. Maybe something like 'expert settings'. 'Advanced' does not really live up to its name.

Cool, this works - thanks! For the developers: I'd love to get the old options setting back. Maybe something like 'expert settings'. 'Advanced' does not really live up to its name.
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I'm glad it worked !

If you want to, you could vote to show your interest for that bug report :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=voting.html

You could also submit feedback using one, some or all of these links :

Input page : https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/

Discourse  : https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/firefox-development

Reddit  : https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/

Twitter  : https://twitter.com/firefox

Facebook  : https://www.facebook.com/Firefox

I'm glad it worked ! If you want to, you could vote to show your interest for that bug report : https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=voting.html You could also submit feedback using one, some or all of these links : Input page : https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/ Discourse : https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/firefox-development Reddit : https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/firefox Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Firefox
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