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force complete page refresh

I would like to be able to completely refresh all scripts, images and code (absolutely everything on the page) when I click refresh for a tab. I am a web designer and fi… (read more)

I would like to be able to completely refresh all scripts, images and code (absolutely everything on the page) when I click refresh for a tab. I am a web designer and firefox often serves up old content, regardless of whether I manually empty the cache or click refresh multiple times on a page. I tried some chanegs in the config file too which I saw for earlier versions of firefox but they don't seem to have helped. Any suggestions similar to cmd-shift-r that force a complete refresh of a page would be very much appreciated. Even if there is a way to turn caching off completely so that surfing the web was slower that would be preferable to be able to test site updates correctly. I use firebug so if there is an option in there for forcing full refresh of pages that could also help. I am using the most current version of firefox (43.0.4). Thanks

Asked by eyetooth 5 years ago

Answered by Qantas94Heavy 5 years ago

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Corrupted Content Error when opening GMail

I am unable to open Gmail in Firefox. This has only just occurred - until now it has worked perfectly. On trying to open Gmail I now get the following message. "Corrupted… (read more)

I am unable to open Gmail in Firefox. This has only just occurred - until now it has worked perfectly. On trying to open Gmail I now get the following message.

"Corrupted Content Error

The site at https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected.

Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem."

No other site has been affected, and I can still open Gmail in Internet Explorer, {but I prefer not to use IE for emails

Any help solving this would be really appreciated

Andypolk

Asked by andypolk 3 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 3 years ago

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How to configure Firefox so that it will load everything from cache after restart, in case I am offline?

I wish to configure my Firefox so that it will cache everything and keep this cache, so that when I restart Firefox and am offline, it loads everything from cache and dis… (read more)

I wish to configure my Firefox so that it will cache everything and keep this cache, so that when I restart Firefox and am offline, it loads everything from cache and displays fully loaded websites, even though I am offline.

Only when I try to access a not yet opened website or force reload of a website, it shall try to get things from the Internet and fail, since I am offline.

What settings are needed for this to work?

I usually start Firefox continuing my last session, so it feels like a huge waste to reload everything, mostly websites that do not change much anyway. It would be nice to have them display instantly, because everything is already on my local machine and on top be able to read all the websites I already loaded offline, since everything is cached.

Asked by ZelphirKaltstahl 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Can't clear my cache without signing out of active logins

I can't clear my browser (Firefox) cache without signing out of all of my active logins, which is really inconvenient. I make sure I have the box for that unchecked, and … (read more)

I can't clear my browser (Firefox) cache without signing out of all of my active logins, which is really inconvenient. I make sure I have the box for that unchecked, and only have the first four boxes checked, but whenever I clear my cache Firefox signs me out of every website I'm signed in on. It takes a lot of time to log back in to all of them.

This problem just started since yesterday, when I installed the latest Firefox update.

My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

Asked by wickedatheist 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Firefox cache buggy

Hello, Since v80 cache is completly buggy. It don't refresh pages when it changes. For me it's a bug and many of our customers working with Firefox have the same problem.… (read more)

Hello, Since v80 cache is completly buggy. It don't refresh pages when it changes. For me it's a bug and many of our customers working with Firefox have the same problem.

Working in websites backoffice (Joomla, Prestashop, etc ...) is now almost impossible ! We have to use CTRL-F5 each time we load or relaod a page ...

Is Mozilla technical team aware of this problem ??

Asked by pascal12 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Unable to clear cached information on Firefox 40

I am using version 40.0 with SHA512: 84228c5e70b0ca4b3a8444007691a06cac1ecb6d81995d11a225e6e29dac6799267ebfe60488d0934e32567599c6a4ef0f849dfddbbfd3abdf0b0282599f10c3 If y… (read more)

I am using version 40.0 with SHA512: 84228c5e70b0ca4b3a8444007691a06cac1ecb6d81995d11a225e6e29dac6799267ebfe60488d0934e32567599c6a4ef0f849dfddbbfd3abdf0b0282599f10c3 If your view youtube (https://youtu.be/BKgzITHwU_k) It's called "Firefox 40.0 for the Mac OS attack" you will see I disabled add-ons, cleared histroy and cache and a refresh Firefox (which I beilive returns Firefox back to default) the Email account for AOl still was maintained in Firefox.

I believe this is a hack designed to prevent clearing of cached information. It may be related to a process called "imagaent" which is related to a facetime application which i don't use. Does anyone have a explanation as to why the AOL email was maintained ?

Asked by Mace2 6 years ago

Answered by Mace2 6 years ago

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cache always full

hey my cache always says its full even if i just emptied it if i go to settings and look its not even a full to 10% restarting the browser and the PC does nothing and i g… (read more)

hey my cache always says its full even if i just emptied it if i go to settings and look its not even a full to 10% restarting the browser and the PC does nothing and i get annoyed by the warning message by now

Asked by kevmomo07 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago

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Why does Firefox delete disk cache files at startup?

Win10 and FF75. Not at closing (this function is disabled), but at startup. This can be seen in about:cache and the size of the folder allocated for disk cache. Is any se… (read more)

Win10 and FF75. Not at closing (this function is disabled), but at startup. This can be seen in about:cache and the size of the folder allocated for disk cache. Is any setting responsible for this? Is this normal or is it something I did?

Asked by booya 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Prevent Firefox from Clearing the Cache Automatically

Hi all, I'm a photographer and I've been using Firefox as my default/go-to browser for dealing with images-related things like uploading and downloading to server, access… (read more)

Hi all,

I'm a photographer and I've been using Firefox as my default/go-to browser for dealing with images-related things like uploading and downloading to server, accessing and opening photography-related sites and accounts such as Flickr Pro. I'd like to know if any of you can help me with my problem with cache.

So I've noticed that when using Firefox, oftentimes the cache is being cleared/purged automatically, for reasons I don't know yet. I'd like to know how I can keep the cache, or in other words, prevent Firefox from clearing the cache for any reason whatsoever. I really need the cache and I don't mind keeping a large or even massive cache. I'm browsing the same sites over and over again and I'd like to keep the cache instead of having to download it again everytime I browse the sites with Firefox.

The problem is I've tried things like disabling smart cache size and increasing my disk cache to 4 GB to no avail. Firefox always clears the cache automatically after certain period of time or under certain or specific condition(s). The thing is I don't know how to stop Firefox from tampering with my cache. None of my add-ons is actually tampering with the cache, nevermind clearing it.


Several settings that I've changed/modified manually:

・ browser.cache.auto_delete_cache_version: set to -1.

・ browser.cache.check_doc_frequency: set to 2.

・ browser.cache.disk.capacity: set to 4096000. I read somewhere that a Firefox users and a fellow photographer managed to increase the size to 16 GB with his Firefox 69 and is able to keep his cache until he clears it manually, but I failed to repro his steps since my Firefox always reverted back to 380 MB or something whenever I did that. He's probably using custom userChrome and/or userContent css.

All these settings are set to false: ・ browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled ・ browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run ・ browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max

・ browser.cache.memory.capacity: set to 2048000.

・ media.cache_size: sometimes I set this to 4096000 to see if it helps with anything, but most of the time it is set to its default value (unchanged).

・ browser.tabs.remote.warmup.enabled: set to false. I might accidentally added this to my 56.0.2 (and set it to false) since I don't remember tab warming being in pre-Quantum, but my 69.0.2 has this and I set it to false. There is also a thing with mouse cursor hovering over a tab making it reload the tab, but only after Firefox clear my cache.


If any of you curious about why I'm using 56.0.2, it's because I'm still using Multi Paste and Go add-on, which is a Godsend to me. It's really helpful with accessing or opening several links or images at once, oftentimes more than 30-40 images, and unfortunately the add-on is not made compatible with 69.0.2. I'm a very careful person when it comes to security and I never opened any sites with questionable or suspicious quality, just things related to work (photography) and bills (So-Net Nuro, Softbank, etc.) so please don't worry about my browsing habits or security risks. I also always disable Flash plugin.

At this point, I really have no idea how to prevent Firefox from clearing my cache. Sometimes Firefox clears my cache when I am still browsing, sometimes when I leave it idle. Sometimes I can reach over 1 GB of cache size before Firefox clears it, sometimes Firefox clears the cache when the size is still about 100-200 MB.

I always perform system maintenance manually (from updating OS to installing drivers, from setting up Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to making backups) so I'd rather clearing my cache manually instead of letting Firefox do that for me.

Can any of you help me with my problem with cache?

I appreciate and thank for the help, advice, suggestion and assistance you could provide. I don't mind using custom userChrome or userContent as long as you don't mind guiding me with it (I never used it before).

I'm looking forward to get your help and feedback. Thank you very much.


Jun T.

p.s. while I can read English, I'm Japanese and I can't speak or write English fluently like a native speaker, so please forgive me if there's any typo or grammatical error in my explanation.

Asked by Jun 2 years ago

Last reply by Phil B. 1 year ago

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Old page content after restoring session

After starting my Firefox 80.0 it is gracefully restoring all the old tabs (which were open, when I closed FF the last time). ... After clicking on one of them, i.e. the … (read more)

After starting my Firefox 80.0 it is gracefully restoring all the old tabs (which were open, when I closed FF the last time). ... After clicking on one of them, i.e. the weather forecast, it loads the old content of the page. So I always have to reload the page to get to today's weather.

Is there a way to get FF to load the up-to-date-content?

Asked by thomasvonderelbe 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

My cache is making firefox not load pages

I am having an issue every 5 minutes where firefox will not load any pages it essential makes me stuck on the page. I have to than clear my cache for it to work again onl… (read more)

I am having an issue every 5 minutes where firefox will not load any pages it essential makes me stuck on the page. I have to than clear my cache for it to work again only to have the issue again a couple of minutes later. I have refreshed firefox 4 different times, uninstalled 3 times to no but nothing seems to work.

Asked by yusoff95 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Why does the cache value in memory not change?

I changed the value of browser.cache.memory.max_entry_size to 5000 and still created the value of browser.cache.memory.capacity with the same value. Then I restarted fire… (read more)

I changed the value of browser.cache.memory.max_entry_size to 5000 and still created the value of browser.cache.memory.capacity with the same value. Then I restarted firefox and saw that about: cache shows this: memory Number of entries: 0 Maximum storage size: 29696 KiB Storage in use: 0 KiB Storage disk location: none, only stored in memory List Cache Entries Why did the same 30 megabytes remain there?

Asked by NIGGA 2 years ago

Last reply by NIGGA 2 years ago

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Clear Cache History

Since updating Firefod to V58.0.2 my Cache History is no longer being cleared. My settings are shown in the atteched image. One of my startup tabs is BBC weather for my … (read more)

Since updating Firefod to V58.0.2 my Cache History is no longer being cleared. My settings are shown in the atteched image.

One of my startup tabs is BBC weather for my location. With "Clear Cache History" ticked I should be seeing today's weather, but since updating to 58.0.2 I now see yesterdays weather and I have to refresh the page each time.

Anyone else finding this problem ?

Firefox V 58.0.2 Windows 7

Asked by mikewint 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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I cannot clear cache to zero v47

Since beta update, I can't clear cache below 1MB. Clear cache has been problematic for too many versions to remember. It has never held this much memory. I have had to c… (read more)

Since beta update, I can't clear cache below 1MB.

Clear cache has been problematic for too many versions to remember. It has never held this much memory. I have had to cleanly installed each FF version since at least v45, although it has probably been longer. Why am I having so many problems with installations?

Screenshot from yesterday.

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 5 years ago

Last reply by CiaoBella1 5 years ago

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Why is my cached web content always at 14K?

My cached web content is always at 14K, no matter what I do. I click to "clear now", no help,,I click to override and set it to 1024 and restart Firefox and/or the compu… (read more)

My cached web content is always at 14K, no matter what I do. I click to "clear now", no help,,I click to override and set it to 1024 and restart Firefox and/or the computer,,,no help. I clear the override box, no help. Always at 14K and my web browsing is "extremely" slow taking several minutes to load pages. When playing my golf game, the video starts and stops, which makes it very hard to swing since I never know when it's going to happen. Could there be something set wrong in my "config" for Firefox?

Asked by cmitch2866 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Can't clear cache

I could not clear a cache, so I checked about:cache and clicked "List Cache Entries". I found the cache that I could not clear had "Pinned" in Pinning section. I searched… (read more)

I could not clear a cache, so I checked about:cache and clicked "List Cache Entries". I found the cache that I could not clear had "Pinned" in Pinning section. I searched about Pinning in about:cache, but I could not. I'd like to know in what case a cache becomes "Pinned".

Asked by tnk.ksk.cronos 1 year ago

Last reply by tnk.ksk.cronos 1 year ago

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Just trying to clear some data and the app cache for Firefox is 1.17 gigs large...Any way to clear it through the file system?

Just trying to figure out why when I clear the Firefox app cache through the app prefrences it doesn't seem to clear the cache shown in the sc. I once found the app cache… (read more)

Just trying to figure out why when I clear the Firefox app cache through the app prefrences it doesn't seem to clear the cache shown in the sc. I once found the app cache in the file system but I forgot where to go to find it and I would like to have the space back. I would also like to know if Firefox files identify themselves under any other name than having "firefox.app". (as an example like maybe .frf?)

Asked by Jayninja114 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Large images aren't unloaded from memory after tab closed

Hello! I have encountered the following problem: when I open a page with a lot of large images, Firefox obtains a lot of memory and doesn't release it after heavy tab is … (read more)

Hello! I have encountered the following problem: when I open a page with a lot of large images, Firefox obtains a lot of memory and doesn't release it after heavy tab is closed. When I open about:memory tab, it shows several images from closed tab under Explicit/images/content/raster/used. For example, now it uses 1206 MB and I don't know how to release this memory without restarting. Garbage collection and cycle collection on about:memory page don't help.

Asked by mmorev 4 years ago

Last reply by mmorev 4 years ago

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How to find media extension videos in the cache

A lot of websites use media extensions to stream videos these days. However I can't find these files in the cache. How come when I completely downloaded a video so I can … (read more)

A lot of websites use media extensions to stream videos these days. However I can't find these files in the cache. How come when I completely downloaded a video so I can replay it without downloading (I can even turn off network) I can't get it out of Firefox? All the extensions seem to need some additional download or program too. How come if it's already downloaded? I'm on Fedora GNU+Linux. Thanks!

Asked by Unrealshade 3 years ago

Last reply by Unrealshade 3 years ago