Clear the cache on Firefox - Delete temporary Internet files to fix common website issues

The Firefox cache temporarily stores images, scripts, and other parts of websites while you are browsing. This article describes how to clear the Firefox cache.

 

Clear the cache

  1. On the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences...
  2. Select the Advanced panel.
  3. Click on the Network tab.
  4. In the Cached Web Content section, click Clear Now.
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  5. Close the Preferences window

 

Automatically clear the cache

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

  1. On the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences...
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. In the History section, set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
  4. Select the check box for Clear history when Firefox closes.Clear Cache Mac2
  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, click the check mark box next to Cache.Clear Cache Mac3
  7. Click OK to close the Settings for Clearing History window.
  8. Close the Preferences window

 

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