Using ETUDES: Section 1: Getting Started
 Lesson 6: Setting Your Browser Cache

  by Gayle L. Fornataro, Virtual Valley Student Success Coordinator

 

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Using ETUDES: Self-Paced Tutorial
Section I: Getting Started

Lesson 6: Setting your Browser                            Cache

 

Setting Browser Cache

"Cache" (pronounced "cash") is a memory file that your computer can access quickly.  When you visit a website, the cache remembers certain information, such as passwords and usernames.  If set improperly, your computer won’t remember essential data to let you access the ETUDES webpage.  Luckily, this is much easier than it may sound to a computer beginner. Just follow the easy, step-by-step instructions here, illustated with screenshots to help you through the procedure.

Setting the Browser Cache on a PC: Step-by-Step Instructions

PC Browser Cache


99% of technical problems are due to incorrect browser "cache" settings.

Check Your Browser's Cache Settings!

     
Changing Internet Explorer Cache Settings (PC)

         1) Click on the Tools Menu > Select Internet Options

         2) Click on the General tab > Under Browsing History, click on the Delete ... button.

         3) In the Temporary Internet Files area, click the Delete Files ... button to clear the cache.              Close that window.

         4) Next, click on the Settings button (still in General > Browsing History area) and check,
             "Every time I visit the webpage".

         5) Change Days to keep pages in history to 0.

         6) Click the OK button at the bottom of the Settings window.

         7) Click the OK button at the bottom of the Internet Options window.

 


Changing Mozilla Firefox Cache Settings (PC)


        1) Click on the Tools Menu and select Options

        2) Click on the Advanced icon > Network tab to view the settings.

        3) Enter 0 (zero) KB of disc space for the cache and click on the Clear Now button.

        4) Click on the OK Button

        5) Open a browser window, delete the address in the URL bar and type about:config. Press the              Return key to see Firefox settings.
             NOTICE: do not include the http prefix here

        6) Scroll down to browser.cache.check_doc_frequency. It should be set to 3. If it's not, double             click on the text and in the resulting dialogue box, enter 3 and click OK.

        7) Close window, exit and restart Firefox to enact the change.


Setting the Browser Cache on a PC with Internet Explorer: Illustrations

 1.

Screenshot showing how to access the Settings menu where you can set your browser cache on a PC with Internet Explorer.

2.

Screenshot illustrating how to set your Internet Explorer browser cache to run ETUDES-NG on a PC.


Setting the browser cache for Firefox on a Mac:


Macintosh Cache & FF Update Settings


Check Your Browser's Cache Settings!
99% of technical problems are due to incorrect browser "cache" settings.

 


Changing Mozilla Firefox Cache Settings (Mac only)


         1) Click on the Firefox Menu > Select Preferences

         2) Click on the Advanced icon > Click on the Network tab

         3) Enter 0 (zero) MB of disc space for the cache, then click on Clear Now button

         4) Close the Preferences window > Quit and Restart Firefox

         5) Open a browser window, delete the address in the URL bar and type about:config. Press the               Return key to see Firefox settings.
              NOTICE: do not include the http prefix here

          6) Scroll down to browser.cache.check_doc_frequency. It should be set to 3. If it's not, double                click on the text and in the resulting dialogue box, enter 3 and click OK.

          7) Quit and restart Firefox to enact the change.

 

Setting the Firefox browser cache on a Mac: Illustrations

First, you will need to access the Preferences window in Firefox. :

Screenshot illustrating how to access the Firefox "Preferences" menu on a Mac, where you can change your browser cache and other settings.

 

Once you get to the Preferences menu, here is what changing your browser cache will look like on a Mac:

Screenshot illustrrating how to set the Firefox browser cache to work with ETUDES-NG on a Mac.

 

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