Tips to Disable cache in IE and Firefox

To fix your cache to a certain value in Firefox
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*browser.cache.memory.enable and browser.cache.disk.enable needs to be True for this to work
1. Start up Firefox
2. Type about:config in the address bar and hit Enter
3. Search for browser.cache.memory.capacity and set a number in KB to use for the memory cache (ie. 1024KB = 1MB).
4. Search for browser.cache.disk.capacity and set a number in KB to use for the disk cache (ie. 1024KB = 1MB).

To Disable the cache Totally
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Set both browser.cache.memory.capacity and browser.cache.disk.capacity to 0.
Alternatively, you can also set browser.cache.disk.enable and browser.cache.memory.enable to False.

Fixed cache capacity OR Disable Cache Totally
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Every time new page is loaded, Firefox will cache the page so it doesn’t need to load again to be redisplayed. By default, this setting is set to -1 for browser.cache.memory.capacity and to a number you specified in Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Network / Cache for browser.cache.disk.capacity

To Disable the cache Totally in IE
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Tools ->internetoptions -> browsinghistory settings ->temporary internet files and history settings ->check for newer versions of stored pages to “NEVER” and diskspace to 8 (default) and days to keep pages in history to 0

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Posted on April 12, 2011, in General, Uncategorized, Web. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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