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Can I set Firefox to never use cache?

This is for development, to be sure I am always looking at my latest work. (I might ask the same type of question for Eclipse/Tomcat too. Building a webapp with nothing but caching issues on top of caching issues can be very counter-productive. I want to be sure I'm viewing my changes.)

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In your address bar go to "about:config" . Search for cache. Double click network.http.use-cache to set it to false. (Source) If this does not work, use the Cache Status add-on for Firefox. In Firefox you can also use CTRL + SHIFT + R to reload the page, overriding the cache.

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Great. Now, how can I test this for sure? Any ideas? – Xonatron Feb 15 '12 at 17:40
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This answer on StackOverflow sums it up. I'm also editing my answer to include CTRL+SHIFT+R, the reload/override cache command in Firefox. – anjunatl Feb 15 '12 at 18:25

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