How to limit safari to cache things?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Freida, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Freida macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2010
    Hello guys,

    I often have few tabs open in safari and I just wanna know if there is a way to limit safari with the amount of cache it gets cause I often have to quit safari and reopen just to be able to use the computer (space is low).
    I wouldn't mind 2 gigs or so but it got as bad as 16gb!!! which I think is crazy. ( I suspect that partially it might be the new autoplay feature on facebook etc. as those videos might get cached and build up over time.
    Is there a way to set limit so safari would have to reload once the limit is reached?

    Thank you
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    The option to limit was removed a long time ago. Best you can do is to clear it.
  3. Freida thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2010
    But 16GB is excessive. My retinaMBP doesn't have massive HDD so I constantly battle with space and this doesn't help :(
  4. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2015
    In case you don't know, you can set up Safari so you can empty caches, as needed.

    Safari --> Preferences --> Advanced --> click box for 'Show Develop menu in menu bar'

    When you want to clear caches : click Develop that you just put into Safari's menu bar --> Empty Caches

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