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Browser.cache.disk.capacity

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Background

When a page is loaded, it is cached so it doesn't need to be downloaded to be redisplayed. For e-mail and news, messages and attachments are cached as well. This preference controls the maximum amount of hard drive space to use for caching purposes.

Possible values and their effects

0

Do not cache files on the hard drive.

Any positive integer

Maximum amount of hard drive space in KB to use for cache. (Firefox default: 50000. Default for OpenVMS systems: 4096. Default for all others: 51200)

Caveats

UI

Firefox

Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Network / Offline Storage (Firefox 3)
Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Network / Cache (Firefox 2)
Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Cache (Firefox 1.5 and earlier)

Thunderbird

Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Network & Disk Space (Thunderbird 3)

Mozilla Suite and SeaMonkey

Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Cache

First checked in

Present since at least 2000-10-30. Exact checkin date unknown.

Has an effect in

  • Netscape (all versions since 6.0)
  • Mozilla Suite (all versions since 0.6)
  • Phoenix (all versions)
  • Firebird (all versions)
  • Firefox (all versions)
  • Thunderbird (all versions)
  • Minimo (all versions)
  • SeaMonkey (all versions)

Related bugs

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