If you’re a web developed you probably have experience “the curse of the developer” (the web browser caching).
Web caching is really annoying if you have to test your scripts via a browser.
Therefore completely disabling the Firefox cache on firefox is a definite prerequirement before you canstart serious web development.
Here is few steps through which you can disable Firefox caching:
1. Launch your firefox browser
2. Type about:config in your browser address bar
3. Type ‘cache’ in the Filter search bar and look for the variable network.http.use-cache
Double click the network.http.use-cache variable and set it to false.
If you further want to further enable / disable the Firefox / Iceweasel web cache simply click the same variabletwice and the browser web caching will be enabled once again.
Disabling the network.http.use-cache should be also beneficial if you’re accessing the internet or any domainvia a Squid or other kinds of web proxys.
Another handy “feature” embedded into Firefox is the reload of a page and it’s dependencies without quering thebrowser cache (that in case if the browser cache is enabled).
So if you want to temporary disable the web browser from using cache for a cetrain web page hold the SHIFT key and then press the browser reload button or holding the CTRL button + the browser reload button a quick shortcut is also available through pressing CTRL + R
This kind of temporary disable cache for a webpage goody is also available in Internet Explorer (IE) 6 and 7 as well as the MacOS X Safari and possibly other brothers too.
If it’s necessary for you to delete the web cache stored just for a particular web page then in =>Firefox 3.0.x and consider using Firefox’s Cookie Editor to start using it navigate to:
Tools –> Cookie Editor
The Cookie Editor is also available in Debian’s Iceweasel, so the explained ways to clear up cache should be also available in Linux.