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Internet Explorer DNS cache location

It is known that IE has its own DNS cache. I want to clear it at times. I know that I can do it by clearing browsing history in IE settings. But I'm looking for automatic method, so the location in ...
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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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Flush Chrome and Firefox DNS cache from command line?

Occasionally, I need to do a scorched Earth cleansing of my local DNS cachi. The most common scenario for this was that I was using OpenDNS, and when a name would fail to resolve (it was a hostname ...
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How can I force Google Chrome to cache images?

There's a website I use every day, and there are lots of large images on it (uploaded by my designers). Every time I go to a page, the images get downloaded again, and it takes forever. How can I ...
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How can I avoid a specific site been saved into cache?

How can I avoid a specific site been saved into cache memory, in Google Chrome or any other browser, in order to have it always "fresh" every time I reload the page? If it is OS related I would like ...
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Path in localhost opened even if local server off

I have localhost "Ampps" and one path i used for uploading files with php opened in browser like some cache even if Apache stopped, http://localhost/tests/public/user_uploads/profilephotos/john/ ...
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Change Chrome's Default Cache Location

Here's the issue ... I have an ASUS gaming laptop and, for whatever reason, I've had the SSD drive fail on me three times. I want as much "churn" off this drive as possible (just to be safe), and ...
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Adblock removed but still ads are blocked

Everyone, can you help with this: I have removed adblock but the ads are still not displayed on that website (www.thefreedictionary.com). Changing browser and restored from 2 weeks ago didn't help. ...
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Google Chrome and Firefox cache in Ubuntu?

Where can I find the cache used by Google Chrome and Firefox in Ubuntu?
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Chrome doesn't leverage browser caching on unauthorized/broken ssl

On google chrome when you have a broken ssl This page is insecure (broken HTTPS). The browser doesn't cache the resources. I have a dev.domain.com and a www.domain.com. The www has the SSL attached ...
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When streaming a song, in what folder does the song get saved?

When streaming a song, the song is downloaded and placed into a temporary folder on the computer, that much I know. However, while streaming the media file – mostly from Pandora – I have been ...
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How to use offline mode in Safari

So, I'm kind of falling in love with Safari 4 (sorry, Firefox). However, I'm the type who likes my browser cache. Doing a little bit of Googling, it seems Safari does have an offline mode like ...
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Firefox Clearing Cache - Ctrl + F5 doesn't work randomly

Running Firefox 31, Windows 7: I was running into a bug on a website that I'm testing, where some things that did exist but do not anymore, were still showing up. I tried clearing the cache by ...
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Camino or Safari Cache Location

I'd like to know where the default Java applet cache location is for either Safari or Camino on a Mac, because I'm trying to replace the minecraft.jar for classic with a survival test jar I got off ...
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Caching of web pages and SPA

I have read about SPA (single page application) and learned that biggest advantage of those is that save network traffic because SPA downloads all (at least most of them) application resources when ...
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Clear cache for specific domain name in chrome

I want to clear the cache for a specific domain name in Chrome. Is there an extension or other method that I can use to do this?
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How to be untraceable when visiting a website?

I would like to access (possibly simultaneously) a website with two different profiles. The point is that I need the two profiles not be connectable to the same person. I did some research by my own ...
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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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Execute chrome://view-http-cache by command line

I have a list of thousands of candidate commands of the form: chrome://view-http-cache/http... I can paste these individually into Chrome and select+paste the output text. But I'd like to do this ...
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What is the maximum file size that will be cached by a browser?

Note that I don't mean the maximum size of the browser cache. I mean, what is the maximum size, if any, of individual files that will be cached by the major desktop browsers? Mobile versions optional. ...
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How can I clear a single site from the cache in Firefox?

In Firefox, I occasionally need to clear my cache to fix a website. But clearing the entire cache seems like extreme overkill. Is there any way to just clear the one site from my cache?
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Do images served over https get cached?

It seems they are loaded again each time when I reload the page using Firebug Net panel. Update: I don't know if I can trust the net panel. It has an option to disable browser cache. It was selected. ...
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How to get complete page back in Google Chrome

I was working on a js fiddle and got carried away. I did not think to save and then I hit the reload instead of run, and now I lost a bunch of work. Is there any way to get the cache back? All I need ...
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Recreate a webpage from browser cache

I visited a webpage yesterday using Chrome. That website no longer exists. I checked the browser cache, and I see something along the lines of this (just a lot more of it) 00000000: 1f 8b 08 00 ...
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Caching YouTube videos across loads

Is there a way to force the browser to cache loaded YouTube videos across page loads? In other words, if you refresh some video page in which the video already started loading (or is fully loaded), ...
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Does browser cache affect text content also?

From my observation browsers cache css and image files. If changes were made, you need to hit "force" refresh button if you want to see updated version. However I am not able to verify if browsers ...
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Does clearing the browser cache provide real security benefits?

A coworker's anti-virus suite (Avast) detected a virus in his browser's cache. Due to this, he has set his browser to clear the cache after each session. Is this a reasonable course of action? It ...
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What exactly does CTRL + F5 do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ctrl+F5 vs Ctrl+R (On Browsers) What exactly does CTRL + F5? I have used for years to get fresh non-cache page. How does it work? Does it request makes a request to the ...
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Convert Cached CSS file to valid CSS

I have a cached file of css in my google chrome cache: visible in 'about:cache.' When I click on it, however, the file is a mix of binary and the css, not the original valid css file. How can I strip ...
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Do i really need to clear my browser cache after using a https site to protect the privacy of the pages i visited?

I've seen a number of online banking sites which, after logging out, have a message recommending that I clear my browser cache to ensure my private banking information remains secure. Is that really ...
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How do computers store webpages that you have visited?

How does a computer store webpages that you have visited so that upon examination of the harddrive at a later date, it is possible to re-visit those pages whether they are fragmented or complete and ...
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Utility to store/cache all web pages and YouTube videos

I found myself in the following situation. I'm travelling abroad with my laptop. I connect to a WiFi point and do a bit of browsing and play a YouTube video or two. Then I disconnect and hop on ...
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“Who” decides whether to use a webpage from cache or from the server?

When browsing to a website, "who" makes makes the choice of determining whether to pull a webpage from the local cache or from the server? Is it the browser? Web server? Webpage-specific coding? How ...
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Bizarre domain/host file/browser issues. A real chin-scratcher

I was working on a dev site yesterday (of which I have a modified host file to view) when all of the sudden Chrome stopped being able to load the site. Or the production site (no host file mods ...
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What happens to files when cache is cleared

Browser caches are just files, so clearing the cache of your browser is nothing more than deleting the files & skipping sending them to recycle bin first, correct? They would be completely ...
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What's wrong with my OS X web browsers?

My OS X Tiger machine's browsers often don't work. Usually the page just times out. If I clear the cache, then often it will work once, then fail again. Sites I view frequently usually fail to load ...
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Record browsing history

How can I record everything I browse so that, ideally, it might later enable me to re-surf the same pages without internet access ? For instance, if I go to http://www.example.com/example.html I would ...
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HTTP caching in safari — does it work?

It seems to me that Safari doesn't use cache at all :-( Max-age is set to at least one month, Cache-Control: is public, content is served over HTTPS. It seems that Safari doesn't use memory nor disk ...
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How can I force Safari to perform a full page reload, without using the mouse?

I'm using Safari to preview web pages as I develop them on my local server. I've got 'Disable Caches' checked in the Develop menu. And yet Safari is still working from a cached version of a stylesheet ...
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How is web form content encoded in Safari's cache?

A friend of mine just accidentally navigated off a web page where she entered a rather lengthy text into a web form. When navigating back to the page, the text was lost. (Spoiler: The page had an ...
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Safari on Mac OS X Cache lasts after 'Empty Cache'

So, I broke a website with some server changes oops. I roll back the changes I made, hit cmd-R, and oh noes, it is still broken. But I relax thinking, there must be something held in safari's cache so ...
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Why does Safari retain login information after clearing cookies and history, even after full reset?

Safari appears to retain login information, site preferences, or cookies even after clearing history, cache, cookies, etc. I even tried Reset Safari..., which I understand should restore Safari to ...
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Do browsers take into account that network can be faster than disk cache?

One thing came to my mind. Nowadays the internet connection speed is often comparable to hard drive speeds. It means I can fully imagine there might be cases when it would be better (for a selfish web ...
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How much does browser cache/cookies impact a websites ability to load?

There's a large retailer here in the UK that can never handle the amount of traffic it gets every time there's a sale. They told me to delete my cookies and browser history, but I wanted to know how ...
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Is it possible to disable the cache in Firefox on a per-domain basis?

I'm finding that when deploying changes to a web server running on my local machine, even Ctrl+F5 doesn't always get an un-cached copy of the page. I'd really like to be able to turn off caching for ...
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How do I clear the JavaScript file cache in Firefox on every visit in a page?

How can I set the browser to clear the JavaScript file on every visit? I use Firefox 3.5.7. I am also using the Firebug extension for developing.
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Force a reload of a given URL in Firefox

For most URLs, the key combination of Ctrl+Shift+R works fine. But for redirects (example: a favicon.ico) it reloads the target URL instead of the one typed into the address bar, and for files that ...
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Firefox doesn't reload E-Bay pages unless I clear the cache

When I have tabs open watching items on E-bay, I have to manually clear the cache (I leave history, cookies, and logons unchecked) in order for the pages to reload. If I don't, the page reloads with ...
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How does firefox decide which cache to put a component in

If you type: about:cache into the firefox addressbar, you see some very interesting information about what is cached. Some files go into the memory cache and some into the disk cache. How does ...
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What is Firefox - Smart cache size?

There is an option in about:config (Firefox 4): browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled I have tried to enable and disable this option, nothing changes. The cache just grows, and grows. What's the ...