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Problem with Getting Up-To-Date Pages in Netscape

Posted on 2007-03-29
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Of late, whenever I attempt to open postings or threads relevant to my Netscape membership, I get old pages. I know this is so because sometimes (but not always) if I refresh the page in question, I get an up to date version.  Re-logging into the site helps sometimes but not always.

I've tried deleting old Internet files, and this has helped--temporarily.

Any ideas? Thanks.
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Eternal_Student earned 125 total points
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Change your browser to Mozilla:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
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by:arthurboehm
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Thanks; I have Firefox at home, but not at work...hmmmm....Surely Netscape has to be compatible with IE. Any other ideas?

Thanks again.
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There is a configuration setting called browser.cache.check_doc_frequency. Setting its value to 1 causes the browser to load a new version of the page every time it is visited. In Firefox you can type about:config in the address bar to change preferences. I don't remeber if that works in Netscape.
You can also try reducing the size of the browser cache to zero.
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Thanks, tree. Can I do this in IE? If so, how so?
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In IE you can click on Tools > Internet Options. Under Browsing History, click on Check Settings. Where it says "Check for newer versions of stored pages", select "Every time I visit the page". You can also set the size of the cache.
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Thanks, Tree.

Yes, I figured his out and it seems to have helped.....
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