Turn off cache in FireFox when your Testing
Just a quick tip for those out there that keep doing “Clear Browser Cookies, Cache, Everything…” you can turn it off completely in Firefox while your doing development and testing.
METHOD 1: in settings
I add Here’s how to disable FireFox’s browser cache completely.
- Fire up FireFox
- Type about:config in your address bar (click I’ll be careful)
- Type ‘cache’ in the search bar, and look for network.http.use-cache, and double click it to set it to false. Double clicking it again will set it to true and re-enable the cache …and then you’re done.
- To forcibly reload a page and all its dependencies, direct from source, ignoring local and proxy caches hold the shift key and hit reload.
- This applies not only to FireFox but also IE6/7 and Safari (maybe others too). I have a feeling this may be a ratified standard.
METHOD 2: bypass
You can reload the page and bypass the cache with:
- Press and hold Shift and left-click the Reload button.
- Press “Ctrl + F5” or press “Ctrl + Shift + R” (Windows,Linux)
- Press “Cmd + Shift + R” (MAC)
- See Keyboard shortcuts – Perform common Firefox tasks quickly and Mouse shortcuts
- Firefox also has a memory cache, but disabling the memory cache isn’t recommended and can cause problems.
- If you run in Private Browsing – Browse the web without saving information about the sites you visit mode then also the disk cache is disabled but also other features like permanent cookies and history are disabled.