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doc_ido
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Manual caching?

Hi all. I'm travelling round the world at the moment, and have just come across FFP - brilliant, as now I don't have to use IE in all the internet cafes! Anyway, my question is this:

I'm running FFP from a USB memory stick, and know that caching is disabled by default to reduce disk writes. However, I tend to access the same websites when travelling (e-mail, discussion boards, travel sites etc). If I switch caching on, visit all the sites I usually do and then switch caching off again, will the sites load quicker when I look at them on a new computer? I'd guess that the images etc would be saved to the USB disk, but with caching switched off is there no reading either (ie does it disable disk writing but still allow previously cached pages to be read)?

Hope that makes sense!

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Nope

I believe (AFAIK) that Firefox clears the cache on disabling.
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What if

he does like he said and before disabling copies the cache somewhere else then disables caching, exits ffp, then replaces the cache, will firefox use it?

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Don't think so

I'd say it'd probably just delete it.
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If you visit mostly the same

If you visit mostly the same sites, you should turn the cache on, and give it plenty of space. Since you visit the same sites, there will be less new information, and therefore fewer writes to the drive.

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