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Is it possible for a browser to remember webpages while surfing, such that when the Internet connection is unavailable/down later, visiting the URLs again will pull out the last-saved version?

I tried the various browsers' "Work Offline" modes but they don't seem to remember much, if at all. Is there's a setting I've missed? Or something I can install?

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there are different settings for different browsers, but it works only for static pages which are becoming rare... –  hbdgaf Jan 1 '11 at 3:57
    
Google desktop search indexes web pages you visit. I find the quality of the cached pages somewhat hit and miss though and its no where near as seamless as just using your browser history - Can be useful for retrieving snippets of information though. –  Martin Smith Jan 1 '11 at 3:58
    
I was hoping of something that'll save ALL previously-visited pages, like some sort of a cache, not just those I purposedly decide to 'save for reading later'. –  William C Jan 1 '11 at 5:04
    
Guys, how about running a local Squid? Has any of you tried Squid for offline browsing? –  William C Jan 3 '11 at 2:37
    
@hbdgaf: Than why every browser I have on my computer (IE, FF, Opera) uses hundreds of MBs on disc to store page content? What is the purpose of "setting web cache" ? –  truthseeker Jun 16 at 9:53
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You could use a browser add-on such as Read It Later for Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc. When you add a web page to the Read It Later list, it downloads/prefetches it so you can read it offline...

See the Offline Options for Read It Later:

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+1 that will come in useful. –  Martin Smith Jan 1 '11 at 4:17
    
Thanks. I was hoping of something that'll save ALL previously-visited pages, like some sort of a cache, not just those I purposedly decide to 'save for reading later'. –  William C Jan 1 '11 at 5:06
    
@William: yes, I know, but I suggested it anyway, in case of a work around or you having a need for special pages being saved...for what it's worth. –  studiohack Jan 1 '11 at 5:23
    
Guys, how about running a local Squid? Has any of you tried Squid for offline browsing? –  William C Jan 3 '11 at 2:37
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