Ever since I made the switch to OS X the one thing that has continuously annoyed me is browser caching issues. Every browser I've tried, Firefox, Camino and Safari, seems intent on holding onto its cache no matter how many times I ask it to empty. On Firefox however, I've discovered this little trick that seems to clear a page's cache and reload the page.

  1. Download and install the ever useful Web Developer extension and restart Firefox.
  2. Browse to the page where you're facing the caching issues
  3. On the Web Developer toolbar, click Images and then Disable Images. The page will reload afresh (albeit with images disabled - you can reenable images and the page will once again reload afresh!)
It's a clumsy trick but it's the only thing I've found that works