How to limit safari to cache things?

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

  1. Freida macrumors 65816

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    Oct 22, 2010
    #1
    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

    Gav2k

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    Jul 24, 2009
    #2
    The option to limit was removed a long time ago. Best you can do is to clear it.
     
  3. Freida thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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

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    Oct 11, 2015
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    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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