Changes [Oct 01, 2018]Switches
Clearing the Cache removes old stored pages and links from your browsers memory. It is needed sometimes to ensure that only current pages are viewed. We believe this will improve performance of many web based programs.
Step 1: Get to the browser setting page (Short stack Pancake Icon in the top Right)
Step 2: Click on the History Button in the drop down tab (above)
Step 3: Click on the Center Link Clear Recent History (below)
Step 4: In the Pop up Windows Set the time range to Everything
and make sure that all of the boxes are checked and then click Clear Now
Step 5: To prevent the need to do this again you may do the following
Click on the Pancake icon to get to settings
and click on Options
Step 6: Click on the Privacy Button on the Left Panel
Change the history Pull down from Remember History to Never Remember History
After you make the change a window will pop up to Restart Firefox which you must do.
After you restart Firefox the page will so Never Remember History and the Clear recent history link in history will be grayed out.
The history function was designed to speed up browsing pages that you visit frequently. It remembers login information, and preferences for you.
It was important when the internet was slow and static, but as pages become more dynamic and faster , a lot of time is wasted caching pages that
will never be the same again. Preventing you browser from remembering every where its been will normally speed up the Browser Not slow it down.