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How to change cache settings

Internet Explorer cache settings

How to change browser cache settings in Internet Explorer
• Open the 'Tools' menu.
• Select 'Internet Options'.
• Open the 'General' tab.
• Click the 'Settings' button in Browsing history area.
• In the 'Temporary Internet Files and History Settings' window there are four ways to check for newer versions of pages that are stored in cache:
- Every visit to the page
If update cache Every visit to the page option is on, when you return to a page you viewed previously, Internet Explorer checks to see whether the page changed since you last viewed it. If the page has changed, Internet Explorer displays the new page and stores it in cache.
Note: selecting this option can slow down web browsing.
- Every time you start Internet Explorer
If you want Internet Explorer updates cache Every visit to the page, when you view a web page that you have visited before in the same Internet Explorer session, Internet Explorer uses cached Temporary Internet files instead of downloading the page.
- Automatically
If you select to update cache automatically, Internet Explorer checks for new content only when you return to a page that you viewed in an earlier session of Internet Explorer or on an earlier day. Over time, if Internet Explorer determines that images on the page are changing infrequently, it checks for newer images even less frequently.
- Never
Internet Explorer does not check for newer content.

You can easily change cache settings in Internet Explorer to improve browsing performance.

Clear All History automatically clears cache, cookies, and browsing history in Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Opera.

How to change cache settings so Internet Explorer automatically erase cache when you close it
You can change Internet Explorer settings to automatically erase cache whenever you close Internet Explorer:
• Open the 'Tools' menu.
• Select 'Internet Options'.
• Open the 'Advanced' tab.
• In the 'Settings' box, scroll down to the section 'Security' and select 'Empty Temporary Internet Files folder' when browser is closed option.
• Click OK to finish.

Mozilla Cache settings
Your computer stores copies of frequently visited web pages in the cache on your hard drive. This way, the computer doesn't have to retrieve the page from the network each time you view it.
To configure cache settings:
• Select 'Edit'.
• Select 'Preferences'.
• Open 'Advanced' sub-categories and select 'Cache'.
Disk cache is saved to your hard disk and can be used again even if you have turned your computer off. When you exit Mozilla, it performs cache maintenance. If maintenance takes longer than you wish, you can reduce the size of the disk cache.

Cache size - size of the memory cache. Note: A larger memory cache allows more data to be quickly retrieved.

Clear Cache - click this button to clear the disk cache.

Cache Folder - Shows the current location of the disk cache folder. Using Choose Folder button you can choose a folder location for the disk cache.

Compare the page in the cache to the page on the network
- Every time I view the page - select this if you want Mozilla to compare a web page to the cache every time you view it
- When the page is out of date - select this option if you want Mozilla to compare a web page to the cache when the page is determined by the server to have expired.
- Once per session - select this option if you want Mozilla to compare a web page to the cache each time you start Mozilla.
- Never - select this option if you do not want Mozilla to compare cached information to the network.

If pages that should be in the cache are taking longer to appear than they should, make sure the preference is not set to "Every time I view the page," because the verification requires a network connection that takes time.

Opera Cache settings

Memory cache
Opera uses your computer's memory to temporarily store recently visited Web pages.
Disk cache
Opera stores pages locally so that you can access them quickly when you revisit them. Increase the disk cache if you want to keep more local copies of Web pages, and keep them longer.
By default, Opera will cache all content (documents, images, and other content) on Web pages.

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