Firefox 36 - How to set the maximum cache size
We have already learned how to change the location of the temporary files folder of Firefox
. This time we will see how to configure the size of the cache to our liking. A larger cache implies that a larger amount of offline data can be stored, which will help Firefox to load certain webpages more rapidly!
NB:If your PC is equipped with a SSD, it is not advisable to increase this value!
- The default value of Firefox's cache is 50 MB.
- The minimum value is 0.
- The maximum value is 1024 MB.
Change the size of the cache:
- Open Firefox.
- Click on the Menu button > Options.
Click the "Advanced" > "Network
- Tick the Override automatic cache management checkbox.
- Edit the value for Limit cache to  MB of space (between 50Mb and a maximum of 1024MB).
- Click on Ok to validate and restart Firefox.
- Open Firefox
- Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
- Firefox will display a security warning, click on I'll be careful, I promise!
- Search for the browser.cache.disk.capacity preference, which determines the maximum cache size.
- Double-click to edit (Integer value)
- Increment the value to your convenience (default value 50000, which represent 50 MB)
Learn more: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.cache.disk.capacity