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Why do I need to manually clear cache so often?

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Hi All,

The last couple of FF versions have some problem I can't put my finger on.

1. I write PHP code and test on my local web server. When I view Source I'm looking at an older version of the page. I must clear the cache before the updated view Source is shown. I can't remember ever having to clear the cache before, not to mention how often I must do it now.

2. When debugging, I click on the page I want to debug. There have been times when the page shown is not the page I clicked on. In fact the page that is shown is not even loaded at the time.

3. A few times I load FF and go to my database login page. When I submit nothing happens (the page just reloads). No errors are reported and I'm not logged in to the database. I haven't changed any code for the login page for years. I did some debugging and found everything as it should (code runs) but it didn't log me in. It just reloads the page after a submit. To fix this problem I closed FF and then opened it again. This time everything worked and I was able to log in.

Am I the only one with these problems?


Thanks for any help,

Charles

Hi All, The last couple of FF versions have some problem I can't put my finger on. 1. I write PHP code and test on my local web server. When I view Source I'm looking at an older version of the page. I must clear the cache before the updated view Source is shown. I can't remember ever having to clear the cache before, not to mention how often I must do it now. 2. When debugging, I click on the page I want to debug. There have been times when the page shown is not the page I clicked on. In fact the page that is shown is not even loaded at the time. 3. A few times I load FF and go to my database login page. When I submit nothing happens (the page just reloads). No errors are reported and I'm not logged in to the database. I haven't changed any code for the login page for years. I did some debugging and found everything as it should (code runs) but it didn't log me in. It just reloads the page after a submit. To fix this problem I closed FF and then opened it again. This time everything worked and I was able to log in. Am I the only one with these problems? Thanks for any help, Charles

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Hey there!

If you want to clear cache automatically, please see the following link below:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-clear-firefox-cache#w_automatically-clear-the-cache

Hope I helped!

Kind regards,

Bithiah

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You can reload webpage(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  • hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration or userChrome.css is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Troubleshoot Mode start window
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Hi,

I already knew about Ctrl-F5 and I did that more than 4-6 times but it made no difference (sorry, forgot to mention this). I think the problems with FF go beyond just hitting Ctrl-F5. Sometimes when I load a page parts of the page have a black background. If I click anywhere on the page the black background changes. Sometimes just scrolling down the page will make the black background disappear. I know he page I loaded has a white background because I wrote it.

Mean while I will check out the link posted in the other answer.


Thank you,

Charles

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Hi,

I looked at the link that was posted. The best I can see is to clear the cache when FF closes. When i write code I'm not closing FF, just writing code. I even looked for an add-in but based on the descriptions they won't work for me. I WANT to keep my Cookies and Site Data, only clear the cache.

Does anyone know of an add-in that will clear the cache but keep cookies and site data?


Thanks for any help,

Charles

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You can use "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the disk cache when you close Firefox. You shouldn't use this to clear the cookies and site preferences.

  • using "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" keeps cookies with an allow exception
  • using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear cookies clears all cookies including cookies with an allow exception you may want to keep
  • clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exceptions for passwords and other website specific data
  • Settings -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: "Manage Exceptions"

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Hey there!

If your problem is solved, please mark a solution so that others can see this thread is solved. Thank you in advance!

Kind regards,

Bithiah