How do I clear the cache in FireFox web browser on a Mac?

by on February 5, 2010

Q: I am using a Mac and my browser is FireFox. How do I empty my caches please?


3 Responses to “How do I clear the cache in FireFox web browser on a Mac?”
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    There are two things you will want to do and both of them start by open FireFox then clicking on FireFox in the top left and then selecting “Preferences…”. This will open a popup for you.

    You will first want to select the “Advanced” tab and then under “Offline Storage” you will want to click “Clear Now”.

    The next thing you will probably want to do is clear your history as well. To do this you will want to go to the “Privacy” tab and click on the “clear your recent history” link. This will ask you what time period you want to clean your history for. Select the time period you want and click “Clear Now”.

     
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    Thanks, Matt- if I were to use a new browser, (I was thinking of google chrome) can I transfer/copy my bookmarks?

     
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      When you install a new web browser they usually ask you if you want to copy bookmarks from another browser so I would assume Google Chrome would do the same thing. If it does not then you will need to export the bookmarks from FireFox and then import them into Google Chrome.