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Firefox is not clearing cache with the refresh buttonl finding it necessary to clear cache with "Tools"

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When trying to download PDF files from a web site, Firefox would not download the current file even after using refresh. It was necessary to clear cache using "Tools"

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Evidently about April 4th as the date of the stale PDF files which are updated weekly

When trying to download PDF files from a web site, Firefox would not download the current file even after using refresh. It was necessary to clear cache using "Tools" == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == Evidently about April 4th as the date of the stale PDF files which are updated weekly

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • Gecko default plugin
  • iPhoto6
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • Reader Library Helper Plugin
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r42

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

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Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

Hello Danny.

If you hold SHIFT while clicking the reload button, it will reaload the page without cache. You can also use CTRL+SHIFT+R or CTRL+F5, I believe.

Hello Danny. If you hold SHIFT while clicking the reload button, it will reaload the page without cache. You can also use CTRL+SHIFT+R or CTRL+F5, I believe.
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On Mac you can use Shift+Cmd+R or Shift click the Reload button to bypass the cache.

"Clear the Cache": Firefox > Preferences > Advanced > Network > Offline Storage (Cache): "Clear Now"

On Mac you can use Shift+Cmd+R or Shift click the Reload button to bypass the cache. "Clear the Cache": Firefox > Preferences > Advanced > Network > Offline Storage (Cache): "Clear Now"