How-To: Turn off Firefox browser cache during development | MyThinkPond

Sometimes (when your are developing) you may want to force fetching all content fresh all the time including images, resources such as style sheet etc. To facilitate this you can do the following:

  1. Open a new window or tab in Firefox.

  2. Type about:configin the address bar.

  3. Search for “cache” in the search bar and look for network.http.use-cache in the filtered results.

  4. Double-click it will toggle it from “true” to “false”. Default should be “true”.

And you’re all set.

Sometime you want to force the cache on one particular page\request. You can do that by holding the “Ctrl” key while clicking reload or F5.

Cheers

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Enterprise Software Architect currently working at DataDirect Networks developing a highly scalable monitoring solution called DDN Insight. My passions include all things Open Source including Linux (CentOS, Red Hat, Gentoo, Open Stack, Docker & Ubuntu), embedded ARM processors and microcontrollers (Arduino, UDOO, Cubieboard, BeagleBoard, OnionIO, TI's Zigbee). Coming from an Electrical and Computer Engineering background, working in developing and designing enterprise - distributed, highly scalable software requires a unique set of software skills with a good understanding of the hardware. This makes his work challenging and interesting. In his free time, he spends his time with his family and two children. He also enjoys researching on topics including - world ancient history and yoga. Visit the 'About' section for more details.
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