How often you you reset your browser?

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How often do you reset your browser?

  1. Dailey

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  2. Weekly

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  3. Now and then

    20 vote(s)
    57.1%
  4. Reset my what now?

    11 vote(s)
    31.4%
  1. Since '76 macrumors member

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    #1
    How often do your reset your browser?

    edit, just did
     
  2. Mr. Amiga500 macrumors regular

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  3. darwen macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    I think they mean clear out the cache and everything. I hardly ever do it! It is to much of a pain to re enter everything!
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    Well, in Safari there's an actual reset function, in the Safari menu. It clears the cache and history. It's pretty useful. I do it monthly, like many other things. :)
     
  5. Mr. Amiga500 macrumors regular

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    #5
    Oh, if it's deleting cache and history (never heard it called a "reset" before), then I'd have to say "Now and then". (maybe there should be another option in the poll: "After browsing porn"....uh "After accidentally browsing porn"... yeah, that's it ;))

    What do you have to "re enter"?
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    #6
    rarely, i only ever do it if my browser is acting up for whatever reason. and then its really only for diagnostic purposes.
     
  7. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    if you mean clearing sensitive data, i never do it on my MBP. it's my personal computer and i don't see the need.

    when i use the computers on campus though, i clear out everything every time.
     
  8. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    #8
    Never. I do empty the cache from time to time though.
     
  9. zioxide macrumors 603

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    #10
    someone needs to edit the poll and add the 'whenever i look at porn' option


    :D
     
  10. atiffarooq macrumors 6502

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    #11
    Never. I don't touch anything which works fine as it is :D
     
  11. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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  12. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    #13
    I clear the cache and history probably once every week or so, but I only use the reset menu item if I notice odd behavior and clearing the cache doesn't correct it. I think I might have used it a total of once or twice.
     
  13. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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  14. iSaint macrumors 603

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    #15
    lol!

    Like I said...whenever 'necessary' :D
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    #16
    ive never touched my cache thingo. its really good that itl just keep working and working.

    does any1 kno how much space the cache from safari takes up anyway? is there a limit?
     
  16. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    #17
    Doesn't anyone use "Private Browsing" for that? :p

    I've never used the "Reset" option, but have cleared the history and emptied the cache on a couple of occasions.
     
  17. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #18

    Not sure that there is a set limit, actually. Mine's rated at 512KB at the moment, and I last reset it a week ago. Weird.
     
  18. zephead macrumors 68000

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    #19
    I just reset Safari and Camino yesterday for the first time in 6 months of having my MacBook, for no apparent reason at all.
     
  19. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    #20
    Just showing how few times I have reset the browser...Is this Reset Safari dialog box new in the Safari 3 Beta or has it been there for a while?
    Picture 1.png
     
  20. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  21. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    #22
    Only if I have a problem and I think it might help.
     
  22. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    #23
    safari seems to be really consistant and everything. i mean its always worked for me. how does apple even do this??!!!???! i spose MS has the same kinda thing going, i just find that apple aps are really awsome in regards to freezes and failures.
     

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