Firefox: Clearing Your Browser’s Cache

This article demonstrates how to clear your Mozilla Firefox web browser’s cache in the Windows desktop app. (Windows Firefox v.47 shown)

 

Manually Clearing the Firefox Cache

Step 1

Click the triple bar icon (hamburger menu icon) in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window. (Note: On a Mac you will need to click the Firefox menu item, located to the right of the top Apple menu icon, and pull down to select Preferences).

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Step 2

Click the Options icon on the pop-up window:

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Step 3

Click the Advanced menu panel:

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Step 4

Next, take the following steps:

  1. Click the Network Tab
  2. Click the Clear Now button

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Step 5

Close the preferences page. Any changes you’ve made will be saved.

 

Automatically Clearing the Firefox Cache

You can set Firefox to automatically clear the cache when Firefox closes:

Step 1

Click the triple bar icon (hamburger menu icon) in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window. (Note: On a Mac you will need to click the Firefox menu item, located to the right of the top Apple menu icon, and pull down to select Preferences).

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Step 2

Select the Privacy panel:

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Step 3

In the “History” section, click the Firefox will: pulldown menu and select the Use custom settings for history option

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Step 4

Next, take the following steps:

  1. Click to put a check mark on the Clear history when Firefox closes checkbox.
  2. Click the Settings button.

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Step 5

In the “Settings for Clearing History” pop-up window, put a check mark next to Cache and then click the OK button:

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Step 6

Close the preferences page. Any changes you’ve made will be saved.

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