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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?

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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

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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.

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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