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Web Browser - Clearing the Cache for Firefox in Windows 10

Browser cache is a temporary memory that your computer uses to speed up web browsing by loading previously visited web pages. When someone makes an update to a web page and you go to look at that page you have previously visited your cache loads the old page because that's what's saved locally. By clearing the browser's cache you force your computer to reload all the up-to-date website data from the web server.

  1. At the top right of the Firefox Window, click on the Firefox Menu button (three horizontal bars) and then select History.

    Firefox Menu and select History

  2. Select or click on "Clear recent history..."

    Clear History

  3. Make sure Cookies and Site settings as well as Offline website data is checked, then click OK. ITS highly recommends selecting to clear Everything with all boxes checked. This ensures any pages having trouble will download a complete fresh copy of the website.

    Select everything and clear

  4. Close and reopen Firefox.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.


Keywords:browser, cache, clear, history, delete, memory, internet, firefox   Doc ID:34869
Owner:Nathan M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2013-10-29 12:58 CDTUpdated:2022-03-07 09:18 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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