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Is your web browser acting wonky for you? Whether it’s clearing your cache or trying another browser these things can just be strange some times. However, we’ve got some solutions for you to fix your browser problem.

How Do I Clear the Cache and Cookies in Chrome? Firefox? Safari? iPhone? Android? Internet Explorer? Google? etc.

Clearing cache

What is cache and why should I care? Your cache is used by your web browser, smartphone, and even gaming machine to decrease page loading time. By storing a copy of the page to load the next time you visit, your browser can skip the time associated with loading all the page’s objects and making database calls, something that happens every time the page is loaded. Typically the cache will clear on a page update – that is, when a page changes, your browser will reload the page’s objects and make new database calls to ensure you’re seeing the newest version of the page. However, sometimes caches get borked up and cause problems. That’s when you need to learn how to clear them. If clearing the cache doesn’t fix your problem, you may need to clear your cookies as well. We show you the quickest and easiest way to do that…

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Force Firefox to Save Your Password

Login screen with password

Trying to login to Paypal, your bank or credit card account, airline website, Yahoo, MSN, or any number of other online sites and for some reason Firefox doesn’t ask you if you want to save your password? So, you have to type it in every time you want to log in. We show you how to force it to remember your passwords…

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Comprehensive Guide to Testing Browser Compatibility

Woman on computer

Woman on computerIt’s important for any web developer to thoroughly test the rendering of their pages by various browsers in use today. The question is – how do we know which browsers are currently being used? There are many sites out there that offer various browser usage statistics, but more often than not, the data is simply a reflection of visitor-usage stats for that particular site. For specific client bases, this may not be a problem.

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Internet Explorer 8 Won’t Install

Installing Internet Explorer 8

If you’re having trouble getting Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) to install, join the club. There’s a number of error messages you might be running into. Read the solution below corresponding to the error message you’re seeing to find out how to get Internet Explorer 8 to install smoothly…

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How to Reduce Your Firefox Footprint

Firefox footprint

Firefox is supposed to have efficient memory handling, especially with the release of version 3. However, that doesn’t appear to be the case out of the box, and especially not once you’ve installed a series of plugins. To resolve this you’ll need to optimize Firefox’s memory footprint…

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Searching Google Via the Firefox Address Bar

Searching in Firefox

Looking to change the default behavior of the Firefox address bar (i.e. when it conducts searches)? Right now, if you mistype a web address, it tried to find the website you were looking for, similar to Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” feature. The problem is, that’s not very useful for most people – as what are the odds it’s going to find it…

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How to Stop a Firefox Memory Leak

Burnin firefox

Firefox is our browser of choice. It’s fast, stable, and developer friendly. It has tons of useful plugins and themes (skins) you can use to customize and make Firefox your own. The only problem is that amidst the excitement of adding all these cool plugins, you won’t realize the incredible amount of memory that Firefox will begin sucking from your system. The result? Slower loading web pages, a slower PC, slower everything. Fortunately, there’s a couple steps you can take to get Firefox back on the fast track…

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