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How to remove the cache limit?

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  • Last reply by jtk456

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I want to rise the cache limit to 5GB, but firefox only let me set 1024MB.

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The 1 GB limit is hard coded and can't be changed, so you will have to live with a cache of size 1 GB.

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How much did google pay to mozilla to do this? Or it was microsoft?

Modified by alexismaster

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The question would be, Why the fuck only 1Gb limit? it is not 199X, it's the fuking 2014 (2015 next month).

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That was decided here:

  • bug 559942 - Heuristic to pick default HTTP cache size

Please do not comment in bug reports

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cor-el said

That was decided here:
  • bug 559942 - Heuristic to pick default HTTP cache size
Please do not comment in bug reports

"Bug reports"? This is the support forum lol. Still, fixed.

So I have to wait until 2315, for them to realise that we are not in the 20th century???

Still, thanks for reply

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 1)  Open Firefox
 2) In the address bar type: about:config
 3)  A warning message shall be displayed, click on"I'll be careful, I promise!".
 4)  Look for the following entry:
 5)      browser.cache.disk.capacity 
 6)  Double-click to edit.
 7)  Change the value (bytes).
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Thanks Raj K,

Helpful, but would not accept # I entered giving an error msg that what I entered was "not a number".

"browser.cache.disk.capacity;1048576" was info there. First tried # = 2G in bytes & it was rejected, then tried (2 x 1048576) entered as a # & it too was rejected as "not a number" so modified this:

browser.cache.disk.free_space_hard_limit;2948 (had been 1024)

and these changes as well (opting for the -1 setting as I'd just upped my RAM from 8G to 24G & have +400G free on my HD.

Kept detailed notes (e-mailed to myself) in case I need to revert any or all, thugh!:

Much appreciate & respect your acumen, knowledge, & help! Hopefully will be able to return with a successful report!  ;-)

Thanks again,

Jim, in Pittsburgh

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Just wanted to report that, so far, so good! Speed is way up, it seems; from initial boot-up speed & all previous browser pages & setting reloading, to faster access & navigation there-in as well.

In all honesty, though, though this is indeed noticeably faster, the problem was that functions slowed progressively the longer things were running (and necessitated not just restarts or two or occasionally more, but several times, hard boots with a bit of down time before restarts (sometimes settings have even disappeared ... but then, usually, re-appeared ... somehow!) ;-)

Hopefully, with this, though, no more of that!

Hope it's continued success and benefits all, similarly!

Best of luck & thanks again,