Permanently Disabling Safari's Cache

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  1. Diomedes macrumors 6502

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    I am getting sick and tired of the beach ball that appears in Safari - as I understand it, it is because of Safari's cache. (Please correct me if I am wrong.) If so, is there a way to permanently disable the cache?
     
  2. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    Dont know if its an easy setting for this, but one way might be to set Read-only user rights to the Camino/Cache folder.
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    One of the most annoying aspects of Safari.

    Storing cache in RAM.

    ALT/OPTION CMD E

    Learn it love it.
     
  4. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    That's handy, but not really a permanent solution. The best way I've found is to do the following:
    1) Enable the Safari Debug menu (via PithHelmet or equivalent haxie)
    2) Uncheck "Use Back/Forward Cache"
    3) Open "Show Caches Window" and check the "Disable WebCore Caches"

    I'm not sure if that'll permanently stop Safari in its tracks from caching ANYTHING though.
     
  5. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    safari's cache is stored in ~/Library/Caches/Safari

    if you delete this folder and then type

    Code:
    touch ~/Library/Caches/Safari
    an empty file will be created where safari's cache should go and safari will no longer keep disk cache. to re-enable disk cache, just delete the file

    edit: note that this is for disk cache only
     
  6. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    Or...

    you could just use this simple program to do that, and some other things to enhance Safari.

    Safari Enhancer 2.5.2 this one is for 10.3, there is another one for 10.2 on VersionTracker.
     
  7. iGary Guest

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    Cool, all good suggestions.

    Just wish Apple would fix it, though.
     

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