Posts Tagged ‘cache’

Tinfoil for Firefox Provides Easy Access to Advanced Privacy Preferences

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Here’s an interesting new extension for Firefox that simplifies the process of configuring privacy settings …

While you can make privacy related configuration changes in the Firefox options, many advanced options become only available when you load about:config or install add-ons that provide you with frontend access to those settings. You can check out our list of best privacy add-ons for Firefox which gives you an overview of good extensions for that purpose.


Cache Killer Forces Chrome to Bypass the Cache when Loading Sites

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Although this probably isn’t very useful for everyday browsing, it does sound like it would come in handy for web developers …

The browser cache is a useful feature of every modern web browser. While you won’t see any benefit on first connect most of the time, it kicks in when you open multiple pages of the same domain in the same or another browsing session. Contents of the website, such as the site’s logo, other images or contents, are saved to disk so that they are loaded from there the next time they are requested.


Attention: Firefox 15+ Private Browsing Mode Broken

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

If you’re in the habit of using Firefox’s Private Browsing Mode, you might want to check this out …

Firefox’s private browsing mode is a special mode of the browser where no information about visited websites are recorded in the browser or on the computer. That’s great for a variety of purposes, from shopping for presents to accessing contents on the Internet that you do not want other household members to know about.


How to Turn Off Firefox’s New Tab Page Completely

Monday, June 25th, 2012

It must be frustrating to be a browser designer; every time you add a new feature, somebody is already busy figuring out how to defeat that new feature …

Mozilla is currently in the process of releasing an update for its Firefox browser that brings the version of the stable branch to 13.0.2. This update is likely linked to a caching issue of the browser’s new tab page. According to several reports, Firefox may currently include snapshots of https sessions on the new tab page, with some users reporting that thumbnails were revealing online banking and webmail information on the page.


Privacy Agent – Remove History Traces from All Browsers

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Here’s an interesting tool for privacy conscious internet users, that provides a single interface for clearing all history traces from all of your browsers (except Opera.)

When it comes to clearing your browser’s history, you are likely using the built-in tool to do that, or a program like CCleaner if you are working with multiple browsers. Both methods work really well, and there is not really a reason to switch to another program to do that job.


Chrome Update Adds Omnibox Prerendering and Scanning Protection

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Scanning protection sounds helpful … but I think I’d disable the prerendering feature myself …

Google has just released an update for the Chrome browser’s stable branch that fixes several security vulnerabilities and adds several new features to the browser. The two most prominent feature additions in Chrome 17 are Omnibox Prerendering and Download Scanning.


Browser Cleaner – Delete Internet History

Monday, April 25th, 2011

If you run multiple browsers, here’s a quick way to clear the history for all of your browsers at once …

In How To Delete Cookies On A Computer and How To Clear A Browser Cache I have shown how to run a manual cleanup to delete the cache and cookies of a web browser. That’s handy to know and helpful in certain situations, for instance if you work on a computer where you cannot install or run applications.


How to Clear a Browser Cache

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Here’s another one of those “basic tech tips that are worth repeating” type posts …

Ghacks regulars know how to clear the cache of their web browser. I get support emails occasionally from new readers who do not know how to do that, or who, when asked to clear the cache, do not know how to do it. Telling customers how to clear the cache was a regular thing back when I worked in tech support, and it was not always easy to guide those users through the process.


Firefox CacheMachine – Open Cached Website Copies

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Here’s an interesting Firefox extension that can cache websites for future reference …

Websites sometimes are not accessible. It can be that the server the website is hosted on is currently down, that the webmaster accidentally or willingly deleted data on the website or that the user’s computer and Internet connection currently cannot establish a connection to the desired website.