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How do I stop Firefox from caching pages?

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Going to a news or weather site and seeing the news or weather from 3 days ago is ridiculous. I erased all history, I set private browsing, told Firefox to not remember history, all in vain. It still displays the old content until I refresh.

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type in the address bar about:config

then press the button i'l be careful i promise

then type in the bar browser.cache.disk.enable

then double click on it, to make it false

exit firefox and restart-it.

do the same with browser.cache.memory.enable


if you want to read more:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.cache.disk.enable

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.cache.memory.enable


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Chosen Solution

type in the address bar about:config

then press the button i'l be careful i promise

then type in the bar browser.cache.disk.enable

then double click on it, to make it false

exit firefox and restart-it.

do the same with browser.cache.memory.enable


if you want to read more:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.cache.disk.enable

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.cache.memory.enable


thank you

Please mark "Solved" the answer that really solve the problem, to help others with a similar problem.

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Awesome! Thank you ideato

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Well, the solution turned out to be only temporary. Today is Friday, I opened the browser, went to http://www.reuters.com/news/world and what I see are the news from Wednesday. I refresh (F5) get the same thing. Only when I pick World Home from the Reuters menu it shows the updated page.

So: if the caching is disabled for both memory and disk (I just verified these settings with about:config and they are both false) where is the old content coming from? Could my company proxy have it's own caching mechanism? Not likely, if I use IE the fresh content is displayed. I'm lost...

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No need to disable the disk cache and the memory cache as that will have performance issues.

You can set the pref browser.cache.check_doc_frequency to 1 on the about:config page.
See:

That won't work if you use session restore to reopen tabs on a next start.
In that case you need to clear the browser cache when you close Firefox.

  • Tools > Options > Privacy: History: [X] Clear history when Firefox closes > Settings