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Browsers: Clear out Firefox Cache

Clear the cache

Click the menu button in the upper right hand corner firefox_menu_symbol.png  and choose options_firefox.png .

  1. Select the firefox_privacy_and_security.png panel on the left hand side.
  2. Scroll down to the Cookies and Site Data section and click Clear Data.
  3. Remove the check mark in front of Cookies and Site Data.
  4. With  Cached Web Content marked, click the Clear button.
  5. Close the about:preferences page.


Automatically clear the cache

You can set Firefox to automatically clear the cache when Firefox closes:

  1. Click the menu button in the upper right hand corner firefox_menu_symbol.png and choose options_firefox.png .

  2. Select the firefox_privacy_and_security.png panel on the left hand side and scroll down to the History section.
  3. In the drop-down menu next to Firefox will, choose Use custom settings for history.
  4. Select the check box for Clear history when Firefox closes.
  5. Beside Clear history when Firefox closes, click the Settings… button.
    The Settings for Clearing History window will open.
  6. In the Settings for Clearing History window, put a check mark next to Cache. Do not check any other boxes. 
  7. Click OK to close the Settings for Clearing History window.
  8. Close the about:preferences page.

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