How To Manually Set Cache Size In Firefox 5

Web caching in general refers to temporarily storing of web pages, images and other web elements on local computer for a faster user experience when these elements are accessed again. Hence all browsers keep cache files which often tend to grow to a large size if not properly cleaned or managed.

For Firefox 5, it is possible to manage the size of cache files manually.

To do this :

1. Select Tools > Options.

Firefox Options

2. Go to Network tab and enable the check mark next to Override automatic cache management under the Offline Storage tab.

Firefox Cache Settings

3. Set the size of Firefox 5 cache as desired (don’t set it too low) and hit Ok.

All done.