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Website taking a long time to load

There is a website that I need to refresh to see if there are new listings, and if I see a new listing with a price that I like I want to click on it and buy it fast (many people are really fast and ...
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Clear cached URL redirects from Safari and Firefox

I have a NodeJS server and set up a redirect for https://emocoes.org/ukraine to https://emocoes.org/ucrania. The redirects seem set up correctly: $ wget https://emocoes.org/ukraine 2>&1 | grep ...
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Firefox Dev Edition not clearing all files from cache

I'm using FDE 98.0b10 at work (for development work), and I'm finding that when I try to clear the cache, it doesn't clear everything from the cache. Specifically, it's not clearing old images from ...
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Is it safe to delete Chrome's Service Worker CacheStorage?

I'm using Chrome 98 on macOS and in the Default profile of Chrome, and the cache used by Service Workers (~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Service Worker/CacheStorage) is over 2GB. ...
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how to download very large files in chrome

On Windows 7 running Chrome browser, downloading a 3.2TB file to a USB drive say F:\big-files\ with 3.5TB free fails because "Disk Full". It appears that Chrome uses a temporary folder for ...
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Cache proxy to store media

I want to set up a caching proxy that will store all the content (i.e. pics, videos, etc...) of the browsers that use the proxy. I've managed to set up a squid proxy server but couldn't find mp4 files ...
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Clear cache for a site in different browsers

I need to test a site in different browsers. Clearing browser cache deletes cache for all sites. How to clear or reset cache for a particular site in different browsers?
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How to clear some of the search cache in Google Chrome

When you bookmark or visit a specific site, Chrome will start suggesting it when you start typing letters that that site URL starts with e.g. I often visited, or bookmarked: https://coolsite.com/some-...
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How to start firefox in offline mode from a command line?

I would like to start Firefox with a selected profile (using --new-instance -P profileName flags), but in offline mode. How can I accomplish that when there's no --offline parameter or anything ...
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Restore closed webpage at that time

I want to find an order number through the browser history. The browser history has the full link for the page when the order was finished, but it is no longer valid in the website. Is there any way ...
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How Do I Decode Firefox Cache Files to View Contents

Is is possible to decode the binary files stored in the Firefox cache to human readable? If so, how would I do it?
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Automatic website caching

For anyone familiar with HTTrack, this program (among others) would seem to potentially be the start of a way to cache websites separate and more durably from the rather limited scope of a browser's ...
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Can Firefox's 'shader-cache' folders contain private data?

Recent versions of Firefox create a shader-cache folder within each Firefox profile. Some privacy applications automatically delete this folder as part of their cleanup routines. Can Firefox's shader-...
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Looking at Installing Chrome/Firefox on SSD on New Acer Aspire A517 Laptop Running Windows 10 Pro

The new laptop I'm getting has both an SSD (256GB) and a HDD(1TB), with Windows installed on the SSD. SSDs are kinda new for me, so I checked around and saw the a number of people have issues with ...
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Chrome with "ghost" profile

I have chrome installed with 4 users (Guest, U1, U2, U3) Now my folder c:\user\my-user\appdata\Local\google\chrome\userdata conmtains Profile1/2/3/Default and GuestProfile. My issue is that I'm ...
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Is there a way to make chrome load the previous website from cache instead of reloading it?

In other words, is there a way to stop chrome from reloading the previous website on visit? I often click on a link, stay there for 10 and then hit the "back" button, which RELOADS the ...
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How To Clear History & Cache in Google Chrome While Leaving Chrome Extension Local Storage alone?

I have a plugin that I like, and it uses the Local Storage feature. How do I configure my Chrome browser to let me clear everything but leave the Local Storage feature alone? This may also be a ...
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Need to retrieve Facebook page info from browser cache

I'm trying to retrieve content from a Facebook page that's no longer available that I viewed and posted on earlier this week. On my Mac, I've found the folder Library > Caches > Google > ...
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Is whatever I see on the Internet temporarily present in the RAM?

Whatever I browse on the Internet, whatever page, is stored in the browser cache on my HDD. The browser cache is stored in the Temporary Internet Files folder on the C drive on the HDD. But was it ...
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Where does Firefox cache HTML5 video?

Are HTML5 videos (ie MP4) like from YouTube, etc. stored in the normal Firefox browser cache or elsewhere? I have a setting in my about:config to only store cache in RAM cause I don't like temporary ...
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How can I tell Firefox never to cache a certain server?

I know you can tell Firefox never to use cache at all. But - can I make such a setting on a per-server level? (There is this web-based mechanism which I know I never want to get cached results for, ...
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Don't Save Session Cookies and Cache in Incognito Chrome

Ok basically I'm using wordpress to make a website, and so I'd like to use Incognito mode to view the website as the visitor would see it (so I don't have to log off and then log back on to edit again)...
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I'm not able to login to hackerrank.com website from my Windows 10 Laptop as the page isn't loading

hackerrank website on my laptop None of the login buttons are actually working. Here are some console errors if it helps: Developer tools console errors Now I am not able to find any solution to this ...
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How to download (save in disk) a file that was deleted from server and from cache but is still in memory?

Suppose I opened a video file in a website and it was deleted from server and from my local cache, but it is still open and playing on my browser. When I try to download it in Chrome it fails: "...
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Chrome pdf contents cannot be saved after expiry?

Am on MacOS, using Chrome Version 83.0.4103.61 (Official Build) (64-bit) Initial Problem Normally when I am viewing a pdf in a chrome tab, and if I want to save the pdf for later viewing, I would ...
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Is it neccessary to clear browser cache periodically?

Is it ok to not clear browser history for 5 years? Will it perhaps fill my whole drive (~220GB) if I never clear it? How is Edge/Firefox/Chrome handling users who never clear the history?
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Cookie session Firefox

WGET need some cookies (because he like those, but not only), because some files are only accessible while authenticated. But i find nowhere how to get these cookies (and i can't autenticate from WGET ...
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Decode Google Chrome cache file OSX

How can I decode the Google Chrome cache files located in /Users/[USER]/Library/Caches/Google/Chrome/Profile [NUM]/Cache named like 0a0b447d0216bd30_0 and looking like: 0\r�m����8��https://...
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How to clear website cache from windows 10 or from all browsers

i having problem with one of my websites its reload cache version when i am using VPN it working fine with current version but without VPN it reloads cache. i a m using windows 10 and same problem in ...
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How to clear Chrome DNS cache now after they changed it?

They seem to have changed the chrome://net-internals page and it doesn't seem to work anymore. I have tried flushing the socket pool too. It works in incognito.
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Clean-up specific cache entry in Firefox

There is a website that occasionally stupidly redirects with HTTP Status 301 (“Moved Permanently”) its login page to a “maintenance” page. I tried to visit this page while the redirection was ...
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Youtube screen has shrunk

I'm using the Torch browser because my previously-used Firefox had some issues with Youtube; Youtube freezes randomly. Then I switched to Torch and so far it worked without a hassle. But now, today I ...
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DNS resolution, Browser navigation, and cache

I know NS update could take over 24h. However during this process there is something that intrigues me. I can't change ISP router's DNS so I set WAN/LAN to use Google Public DNS The process scenario:...
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Benefits of using Squid proxy in modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)

With all the file caching already done in browsers, I was wondering if there is any benefit to configuring your Browser to use a local (LAN or on same machine) Squid proxy. Looking at the console ...
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Firefox: Remove all files from cache except images

When the Firefox browser closes, I have configured it to clear everything except cache so that images load quickly on the next run. However when I checked C:\Users\jacobgu\AppData\Local\Mozilla\...
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Moving the Google Chrome cache directory onto RAM disk automatically at boot in Linux

OS: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon 64-bit. I know how to create a RAM disk (tmpfs), actually I have it mounted in /etc/fstab like so: none /ramdisk tmpfs size=2G,mode=0777 0 0 As you can see,...
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Show which 301 redirects are in google chrome cache

can i somehow chrome to get all the URLs for which google chrome has 301 redirects cache, I know how to clear the 301 redirects cache I want to see which URLs actually google chrome has 301 caches?
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How do I view all cookies in Opera - including the one storing the Google Channel ID?

It seems currently impossible in Opera to view all cookies including their values. For instance, google (via its domains google.com, gstatic.com, googleapis.com, probably youtube.com, etc) sets some ...
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Linux: Chrome Cache Viewer

Chrome Cache View exists for Windows. Does anything like this exist for Linux? It seems that chrome://cache no longer exists.
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Where does my browser save youtube videos? [duplicate]

If I suddenly lose my Internet connection, all of the Youtube videos that were pre-loaded by my browser (Chrome or Firefox) can still be watched and watched again, since they are saved somewhere in ...
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Where has chrome://cache been moved to?

In the past it was possible to browse the browser cache by visiting chrome://cache/ but it seems to have been (re)moved?
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Different Redirection Results

When my brother uses any of his browsers to try to go to olbert.com, or www.olbert.com, he gets redirected to a non-existent site (which was a valid site I used to operate). This occurs in both ...
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How can I delete "locally stored data" in Chrome?

In Chrome, when I asked to see cookies, it shows me the following screen: If I click the "Remove All" button, then the entries disappear, but if I re-open the dialog they appear again and apparently ...
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How can I tell what is actually terminating an http response?

I've got a web server that's serving up some static files. At times when the server is under heavy load, it sends out partial responses with a 200 HTTP status. This is a problem for my app. Why? I ...
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Firefox redirect to wrong site based on history

So i visited test.mywebsite.com and now when i type mywebsite.com or www.mywebsite.com or even http://www.mywebsite.com it always redirects to test.mywebsite.com if i use firefox > New Private ...
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How to determine which site uses a file in Chrome Cache?

I have a file that my malware detector has flagged. C:\Users\example\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache\f_0348d3\Gzip How do I find out which site gave me that file so I can avoid ...
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Set maximum Flash cache size for Chrome/Chromium/YandexBrowser (Pepper Data\Shockware Flash)

Cleaning up the disk, I found out that the folder c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\User Data\Default\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash has grown to 22 GB (!) over time. (Yandex ...
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DNS lookup fails in chrome only

Trying to access certain sites fails in Google Chrome only: ping goes through OK: nslookup is OK: Firefox loads the page OK Changing between WiFi and wired network has no effect Using one of ...
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Chrome JS/CSS cache with regards to --no-sandbox switch

Basically, what I would like to learn is to how the Chrome's JS/CSS cache works with regards to --no-sandbox command line switch. To be more precise, it's not clear to me whether the browser is ...
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Moving Chrome cache to RAM disk

Let the RAM disk be created with some software, and suppose its letter is E:. Why the following shortcut change does nothing: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --disk-...
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