Clear Cache Setting for Fennec




7 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: nhirata, Unassigned)


15 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


1. Requesting a Clear Cache setting that will clear stored cache (not the history links in the history folder but the cache itself:


2. Also have some sort of messaging stating that the load time will be a little slower on the first load if the cache is cleared for previously visited websites.

1. clear history clears the history links in the awesome page, but does not clear the cache
2. clear private data will clear a lot of info in the cache directory and it will clear the passwords, forms etc. as well which might not be desired.

Outcome from bug 754575
Severity: normal → enhancement
tracking-fennec: --- → ?
Sounds like this can be a part of bug 754335 if it's ever implemented.

Comment 2

6 years ago
I'd like to note support for this bug; the lack of any way to simply clear the cache combined with the inability to perform a deep reload (like Shift-Reload on the desktop) makes development a headache as well as provides the opportunity for the browser to get wedged in a maddening state where it's cached a corrupted or otherwise buggy download.  Clearing the cache shouldn't be a massive ordeal; it's a straightforward, commonplace operation whose absence is both conspicuous and puzzling.

On a related note, for Android specifically, this would be a nonissue if Firefox actually stored its cache in the system cache directory instead of in the app data directory, since the app manager already provides support for cache cleaning.
This was fixed in bug 754335.
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 4

6 years ago
This fix is for the 15.0 release?
Yes. We changed Clear Private Data to bring up a list of things that can be cleared. Its in the current Firefox Beta in the market.

Comment 6

6 years ago
Thanks!  This has been causing hair loss all afternoon, and I'm glad to hear that the fix is already in the pipe.
tracking-fennec: ? → ---
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