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How to flush DNS cache in Firefox

Strange issue... whenever I try to access http://docs.python.org/ from Firefox on Win 7, I get redirected to http://docs.python.org/old_dns.txt which says: You need to update your DNS records for ...
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How to go exactly back when I “go back”

Long time ago when I clicked "go back" button in a browser, it instantly went back. Nowadays when many many have dynamic form based content Chrome, IE, Opera last time I checked, either asks "should I ...
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What happens when I reopen my browser?

I have Cache-Control: private, max-age=300 but I see that some part of the reopened page is not up to date even after max age is passed. And now I'm trying to understand what exactly happens in such ...
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Good size for internet cache [closed]

I have heard that increasing the cache size makes web browsing faster, but also slows down your computer to an extent. What cache size would allow me to get the best of both worlds?
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Monitor Web-Surfing (Browsing History) Remotely and Silently [closed]

I want to know what websites are visited on one of my family's computers. The user of that laptop can browse the Internet incognito (now cache, no history like in Google Chrome' incognito mode). I ...
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Access previous version of a visited webpage?

I opened a page in Firefox and came back hours later. I reloaded the page (to see if something new was added), but had to notice that something got deleted instead. Is there a way to see the previous ...
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How can I clear images from IE cache?

I am having a problem clearing the cache for IE (11) when it comes to pictures. I have a site I need to test in regards to image loading times, but no matter what I do, it seems the images stay cached ...
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retrieve data from chrome application cache

How can I retrieve data that is cached in the application cache from chrome for a particular website? For example, if a webserver allows for videos to be application cached, and the files are indeed ...
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How long does chrome & firefox cache a file if no “expires” or “max-age” tag is set?

I would like to know what the default max-age is of an image or css file, but can't seem to find it anywhere. Someone suggested it was only 300 seconds, but that doesn't seem to be correct.
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Need to recover webpage cache after reloading it

I had a webpage open in Chrome, was reading a forum thread. I reloaded the page but found that the thread had been deleted. Did I wipe the cached page when I reloaded it? Or could there be some way ...
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HDD Space used by Browser History

I never really clear my browsing history as I often look up at articles that I have read earlier. Today, I came across a post at lifehacker.com that asked how often I clear my browsing history. So, ...
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Google Chrome Cache - Mac OS X 10.8.5

I'm having difficulty locating my Google Chrome Cache. I've searched and it says to go to ~/Library/Caches/Google/Chrome, however I don't have a Google folder in Caches. Any idea where I might be ...
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Firefox Plugin or proxy for extended caching

I regularily use a site that is quite slow and sometimes unreliable. Unfortunately it disallows caching in the browser. Is there a firefox plugin that allows me to cache the content anyway? Ideally, ...
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Storing browser history for personal analytics

I'm interested in personal analytics, and would like to find a robust way to aggregate and store my web browsing history in a format I can understand and manipulate. I mostly use Google Chrome. For a ...
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JWPlayer starts playing new Audi stream after 30 second of Song play in new browser instance

We are using JWPlayer to play a radio stream for a online radio. The problem is as follows: When audio is played for some time, say 10 to 15 mins, the browser closes. When the same URL is opened in ...
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Disable cache for specific sites in Chrome [duplicate]

Is there a way to tell Chrome to disable caching for specific sites? I'm doing dev work, and I'd like to avoid caching localhost.
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Does Chrome reloadButton ignores the cache?

I am using Chrome and monitoring the http connections. I load a page and the response returned by the server contains Cache-Control: max-age=86400 Expires: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:51:22 GMT Therefore, ...
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What, within my web access, is caching web pages so aggressively?

Something along the path of my home internet access is caching web content aggressively, and maybe you can help tell me where it is. Here is my example: 1-- I made a very simple web page, consisting ...
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Why are all links suddenly purple (visited)?

How do web browsers remember which links have been clicked (and thus, color them purple/differently)? As of this week, all links in my Google searches have suddenly turned purple, as if they've all ...
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Why is Chrome sometimes caching videos to a different folder?

When I watch youtube videos Chrome always used to cache them to: ...\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash and many still do, but recently some youtube videos ...
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Restore rendered page after refreshing and encountering network error

The problem is sometimes I'll have a webpage open for a long period of time during which the server hosting that page goes down and I'll blithely hit refresh and a network error message will appear. ...
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Change Google Chrome cache size on OS X

How can I change the cache size Google Chrome uses? ON OS X? I've found countless posts how do to things on Windows but couldn't really figure out from that how to do things on os x. Help will be ...
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How do I save a web page in Firefox - the saved version shows “view previous comments” again

I am trying to save a page with Firefox. It's a post on facebook, loaded on its own page. I clicked "view previous comments" so all comments are displayed. I save the page. I then loaded the saved ...
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Google Chrome “Failed to load resource” at Windows 8

I have bought a Samsung NP350E5C notebook with pre-installed Windows 8. All is fine, besides Google Chrome. When I'm opening most web pages, different resources are not loaded - JS files, CSS files, ...
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Why don't browser cache common JS files? [closed]

One of the big tradeoffs in web development is on reducing the total size of your JS files to maintain page load times low. My reasonable guess is that most websites include a similar subset of JS ...
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Chrome allowing cookies despite telling it not to

I have locked down Chrome to be very strict on the cookies and data it stores both temporarily and long term. I have ticked the following boxes in cookie settings: and I currently have an exception ...
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How can I fix a “No site configured at this address” error?

My internet connection is working fine, but when I go to http://www.google.com/ in Internet Explorer I get the following error: No site configured at this address Cutting and pasting the exact ...
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Remove all web sites data

Does the "Remove all websites data" in Preferences → Privacy on Safari 5.1.7 remove them only from Safari or all other browsers installed on the computer? I get a warning: Are you sure you ...
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How can I locally cache pictures from a web-page so it loads faster?

I am, on a nearly daily basis, accessing my companies staff directory that is hosted on our wiki. The "problem" (and I use the term loosely) is that when I load the page everybody has a picture ...
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How can I get Firefox to open a cached version of a page in new tabs?

At work, we use a bug-tracking system to keep track of what work needs to be done. I can set the new tab page to be a list of all of my bugs, however this page loads slowly, as the site queries a ...
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Clearing cache frequently in Chrome

I am doing a project using Sencha extjs 4.1.1a. The Web Server I am using is Apache (XAMPP Control panel 3.1.0.3.1.0). I kept the project file in htdocs folder. Now whenever I am changing the code ...
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Disabling cache selectively for development on Chrome

Is there any way to disable the cache on Google Chrome for certain aspects only, in such a way that images for instance remain cached but markup/js/css don't? I'm working on a rather graphic ...
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How does client - web server mechanism of check for latest modified date work?

I know that a web browser check if a resource is modified/expired within a given timestamp to decide if downloading such resource or not. So, here come two questions: i) generally speaking how ...
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Map a URL to a local file in Windows

Is there a way to map a URL to a local file so that when IE sends a request for that URL it gets the content from a local file? For example: http://www.example.com/file.zip ---> C:\file.zip I'm ...
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Why does Firefox fetch the page when I hit the back button?

Isn't Firefox supposed to display a cached version of the page when I use the back button? Is there something I can to do prevent Firefox from doing this ? I understand it makes less sense nowadays ...
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Can content be recovered from Chrome's cache? [closed]

I've been working on a draft post in Blogger for the last few weeks. I was just finishing it, and decided to do a spell check. Halfway through the spell check (in Chrome) I used CTRL+Z to undo a ...
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One website won't refresh

I have a problem with only one website that won't refresh no matter what I do. I've tried deleting cache, cookies etc. I guess something is wrong with my computer because everyone else sees the ...
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Chrome: lost multi-function reload button after update [duplicate]

Yesterday, I briefly discovered that holding the click on my Chrome's reload button opened a dropdown. It had: reload (ctrl+r) hard reload (shift ctrl +r) clear cache and reload . A few ...
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CCleaner cannot clean the cache and cookies for Metro UI Browsers

I have CCleaner Professional v 3.24.1850 installed on my Windows 8 laptop. Whenever I run the cleaner, it clears the cache, cookies, history, etc., but only for Desktop browsers. Nothing happens to ...
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How to find video in Firefox cache?

I'm trying to find youtube video (just watched) in Firefox cache folder, but I cant find the folder. win xp sp3 Firefox 16.1 I tried C:\Documents and Settings\eDIN\Local Settings\Application ...
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Firefox, reload without cache check

It looks like a popular question but it's just the opposite. When I visit a site in Firefox 15 I have two different behaviours when: Pressing enter in the address bar Pressing F5 or the refresh ...
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How can I always force a reload for some url?

Is it possible, and if so how do I achieve it, that Firefox automatically force-reloads (no cache) some urls/domains? For example, say I never want to load google.com from cache. Can I set it so that ...
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How can I view a page that is cached in Firefox?

How can I view a page that is cached in Firefox?
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What is the default value for Empty Temporary Internet Files when browser is closed in IE8?

We have four different machines that all have "Empty Temporary Internet Files when browser is closed" set to true (checked) in IE8's Internet Options (located under the Security section in the ...
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Why is Firefox's cache empty after an improper shutdown?

I often rely on Firefox's cache to reopen pages I've previously visited while offline and more quickly load webpages. However, when Firefox is improperly terminated (such as by a hard computer ...
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Clear 301-redirect cache in Firefox

Is it possible to clear only 301-redirects from Firefox's cache? CTRL+F5 doesn't do the job since you just reload the target without caching but do not clear the cached redirect. An option to disable ...
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Caching in modern browsers sucks, why and how to fix? [closed]

One thing I've noticed where all modern browsers fall short is caching. I remember years ago in Internet Explorer 5 - a browser that was the horrors by todays standards! - that I could select ...
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Unable to find videos cache for youtube videos in chrome

I have watched a video on youtube, I didn't close the browser window and it is buffered. I can watch that video anytime, without connecting to internet, as it is completely buffered. But I am not able ...
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How to disable caching in Internet Explorer 9?

How can i disable caching in Internet Explorer 9? i browse to a page, and click a link. When i click Back, i need the browser to always re-fetch the page from the web-site. i've tried disabling ...
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How do I cache slow webpages for longer?

I regularly access web pages which rarely change, but which load slowly. They are pages of notes on an internal company wiki (confluence). Is there a plugin for Chrome or Firefox which will allow me ...