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How can I clear cache yet keep the thumbnails in NewTab?

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The earlier thread, and the on-line help, imply that Use Custom Settings for History lets you specify what gets kept, and what gets cleared, in the Clear History when Firefox Closes settings box. But I cannot use this combination to clear the cache, without it also clearing the thumbnails I have carefully set up in NewTabs. Am I asking too much?

The earlier thread, and the on-line help, imply that Use Custom Settings for History lets you specify what gets kept, and what gets cleared, in the Clear History when Firefox Closes settings box. But I cannot use this combination to clear the cache, without it also clearing the thumbnails I have carefully set up in NewTabs. Am I asking too much?

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ideato 893 solutions 6250 answers

Hi sladroad

Unfortunately the thumbnails get deleted when you clear the cache, see:

The thumbnails on the new tab page are missing - how to get them back


thank you

Hi sladroad Unfortunately the thumbnails get deleted when you clear the cache, see: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/thumbnails-on-new-tab-page-are-missing The thumbnails on the new tab page are missing - how to get them back ] thank you

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Thanks. Hope that the Firefox documentation team can update the Help page soon - it is misleading because the Customisable options on what will and will not be cleared are now being overridden. Or maybe somebody is working on a software fix for the code itself. If not, it will become a permanent problem now that NewTab thumbnails are available. I do like the thumbnails but if I had to choose I would go back to being able to clear cache every time and retain all the other History settings (passwords, forms and so on) intact.

Thanks. Hope that the Firefox documentation team can update the Help page soon - it is misleading because the Customisable options on what will and will not be cleared are now being overridden. Or maybe somebody is working on a software fix for the code itself. If not, it will become a permanent problem now that NewTab thumbnails are available. I do like the thumbnails but if I had to choose I would go back to being able to clear cache every time and retain all the other History settings (passwords, forms and so on) intact.
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You will have to wait for Firefox 16 (currently in beta) to get a thumbnails folder for storing them.

  • bug 744388 - [Page Thumbnails] implement a custom storage, don't use the file cache
You will have to wait for Firefox 16 (currently in beta) to get a thumbnails folder for storing them. *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=744388 bug 744388] - [Page Thumbnails] implement a custom storage, don't use the file cache