Firefox Browser Cache

For web development you will want the cache in the Mozilla Firefox browser to be disabled. Otherwise you will see not immediately see your changes properly. It’s easy to change the cache behavior as you can see in the following:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Open the address about:config instead of a website’s URL and confirm the warning.
  3. In the search field that appears (“Search preference name”) enter “cache” or another part of “browser.cache.check_doc_frequency“.
  4. Find the line that reads “browser.cache.check_doc_frequency“, click on the value or the pen icon, and enter “1” as a value. The value will be save as soon as you hit “Enter” or click the “ icon.
  5. That’s it. Enjoy browsing without any cache obstruction by Firefox.

You can read up on all cache settings in the Mozilla’s Knowledge Base.

All-in-One Messengers

Problem statement: I have lots of different (communication-related) apps that I use. And each has its own client. That is a true mess on my (Windows) computer.

Solution: A messaging browser. I have been using one of those before, but not in a while. So which is it going be? Rambox!

Why Rambox and not something else? Because Rambox supports a ton of services (tbh, the others do too), it has no limit on how many services I configure (Franz let me only configure 3 for free and I am not willing to pay EUR 2.99 month to get 6), it is actively developed (All-in-One Messenger‘s development seems to have stalled), and it is fast (Ferdi was slower). Oh and Rambox is cross-platform, too.

Which apps are we talking about? In my case we are mainly talking about WhatsApp, Threema Instagram (the full web client), Instagram Direct (the Insta messaging only), Pixelfed, Mastodon, Slack and Facebook Messenger.