6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2013 5:14 PM by raeann_w
Serge-Henri Level 1 (0 points)

When I click on the heading 'Safari' I can not choose 'empty cache' from the pull down menu because the sentence is gone!? How can I get it back? I don't know how the sentence disappeared from the menu... but it is gone !

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Paul_31 Level 6 (13,635 points)
  • CT Level 6 (17,535 points)

    Do you have Safari 6?


    In Safari 6, you can empty caches via Safari > Preferences > Advanced > "Show Develop Menu...".  A new menu "Develop" will appear and it will contain a command to empty caches.



  • Serge-Henri Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I do have Safari 6 and I already find that way to 'empty caches' but I'd like to have the sentence 'empty caches' back under the pull down menu under the heading 'Safari'. I don't know why it disappeared from that menu, I 'd like to have it back. Is there a way to get it back on that place? under the heading 'Safari' ?

  • CT Level 6 (17,535 points)

    Aside from somehow going back to Safari 5, I don't know of a way to do what you want.


    Apple - Mac OS X - Feedback

  • freediverx01 Level 1 (70 points)

    This function does not delete the Safari cache.db file, which contains details on all pages the user has visited. The only way to delete it is to do so manually in the Finder. Chrome and Firefox both delete their cache.db file when the user clears their browser data. Only Safari fails to do this.

  • raeann_w Level 1 (10 points)

    Accoring to the Safari Help:


    Clear the entire history list

    1. Open Safari if it is not already open
    2. Choose History > Clear History, and then click Clear.

    To clear Top Sites as well as your history list, select “Also reset Top Sites.” The Top Sites page is based on your browsing history.

    Clearing your history also empties caches, removes website icons, and clears the list of recent searches. Website icons are small graphics that help identify sites on the Internet. You see them in the address and search field, the bookmarks list, and other places. You can see your recent searches by clicking the magnifying glass at the left end of the address and search field when it’s empty.