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Emptying The Cache

Whatever happened to emptying the cache? I seem to remember a few years ago that using Internet Explorer and surfing the internet for hours each day, the system would get bogged down. Then along would come a self-proclaimed tekkie who would advise solemnly, “You need to empty your cache.” Then you would do into the tools tab on the browser – I think that’s where it was – and click on a few things and then the machine would magically cleanse itself, badda boom, badda bing, easy as pie. Am hoping I spelled that correctly, my spell check certainly didn’t like it but didn’t come up with any alternatives to use.

Well, I switched to Firefox over 3 years ago and I’ve never had that problem and I’ve never emptied the cache using Firefox. I don’t know if I’m supposed to be doing any maintenance or not. I guess I need to get online and investigate some of this. With things changing so quickly and the typical person, much like myself, has to do what they can when they can. Being able to use the Internet to learn things, just like this situation, is wonderful. I’ll let you know what my research comes up with – in the mean time any comments on this subject would be appreciated.