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How to clear your browser cache on Firefox

It’s always a good idea to clear your cache occasionally.

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Firefox, like all browsers, temporarily stores things like images to help speed up browsing. That cache can get fairly big after a while of browsing, however, causing issues for laptop users in particular with their limited storage space.

There is something you can do – clear your browser’s cache. Clearing this cache of files is simple if you find it’s gobbling up your space, so let’s have a look at just how:

Clearing the cache manually on Firefox:

  • Open Firefox on your PC or Mac
  • Click on the three lines menu icon at the top right
  • If you’re on Mac, click on Preferences. If you’re on PC, it’s called Options. Both have a gear symbol next to them
  • Click on the Privacy & Security tab on the left side
  • Scroll until you see Cookies and Site Data
  • Click on Clear Data

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  •  Click on Cached Web Content so it gets a checkmark next to it. (or click on Cookies and Site Data to remove the check mark)
  • Click on Clear to wipe your cache manually

Clearing the cache automatically on Firefox:

  • Do the same steps from one to four above, so you’re in the Privacy & Security tab
  • Scroll down to History
  • Click on the dropdown menu beside Firefox will and change it to Use custom settings for history

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  • Click on Clear history when Firefox closes to get a check in the box next to it
  • Then click on the Settings button to the right
  • Click on the box next to Cache to get a checkmark in it

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  • Click Ok to save your changes

That’s it, you’ve now cleared your Firefox cache and should experience less computer strain.

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