Any way to turn off disk cache in Safari?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by riker1384, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. riker1384 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    West Coast
    I tend to keep a lot of tabs open in Safari. (Say, 15 or 20 at a time.) Is there any way to keep it from using so much virtual memory? I have 768 MB RAM. Safari usually ends up using well over a gig of hard-drive space. Can I stop this somehow, make it not cache as much? My computer always gets bogged down by that spinning beachball.
  2. Gregte macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2006
    I realize this is a rather old thread, but to turn off Safari's cache go to the homeUserFolder/Library/Caches/Safari.

    Quit the Safari app if it is running.

    Empty the contents of that folder (Safari) then using Get Info... check the 'Locked' box.

    Safari will not complain, it will just no longer cache anything. Undoing the procedure is as simple as Unlocking the Safari folder.

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