Skip to comments.Firefox won't cache images
Posted on 10/23/2010 5:51:21 PM PDT by library user
I'm usually pretty good at answering my own PC/web questions, but no matter what size I set the FF cache too, every time I go to the same web site, the same images are re-loaded over and over again, each and every visit.
Is there a way to get around this?
Maybe type about:config in the address bar and tinker with a setting in there?
Any suggestions most appreciated.
what version ?
Check the web page source, perhaps they are specifying no cache.
3.6.10 - I know there’s a 3.6.11 but haven’t updated just yet.
They can do that?! What a rip!!!
It may or may not be a browser problem. Go to about:config and type ‘cache’ in the search window and make sure all caching options are enabled. Some web pages have caching disabled through an instruction in the Http header. Check the html source to see if you see a “pragma= no cache” or something like that.
Fire the fox and hire a competent secretary.
Is this a porn site you’re talking about?
Tkink I found it.
Change it to true? It’s currently false.
I am an “Internet Professional” by trade so can I be the first in this thread to ask “Are you logged in?”
Sometimes it's for security reasons.. eg in public computers where the last user's login id/pwd or CC # could remain in the cache. Or it could be because of frequently changing content that don't always update in the browser because the browser reads a cached version.. Any number of reasons.
Magic 8 ball says:
Let that remain false ! SSL information is generally sensitive information like your credit card # and it's a good idea NOT to cache them, especially if your computer is used by others.
Oh, shoot, I already changed it to true. I’ll go back and put it to false. However, the images on the web site did remain cached after I changed the setting to true.
I am only allowed 5GB per month with my current internet plan. Are there some settings you can recommend I change in Firefox to decrease the bytes I’m downloading while surfing the web?
I tried turning off images all together but that’s no fun.
Recipes shouldn’t take up that much space. Feel free to put them back on, if you need too.
Does the url of that site, or at least of the images there begin with ‘https:’ That would explain it. To check the url of the images, right click on an image and then properties . The ‘s’ stands for ssl (secure socket layer)
Nope, it’s just http — and I searched the source code for the word “cache” and it does not appear. Strange.
Interesting. Now I am curious. Sometimes a website will deliberately introduce a random number in the address to prevent the browser from caching. Something like
(&.rand =IHKJHKJ*&...) Since the random number is different every time you refresh the page, the browser is fooled into thinking it’s checking a different address every time, so it reloads everything. But I doubt that’s the case here. You said the browser started caching only after you enabled ssl caching even though the site itself non ssl. Strange.
Are any of them for a killer meatloaf?