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DOCLINE -- Clearing the Cache on Your Web Browser


Question: Why and how should I clear the cache on my Web browser?


Answer:

Clearing the cache on your web browser may improve your web page downloading time and the performance of web-based databases, such as NLM's LocatorPlus and PubMed.

When using DOCLINE, you may clear the cache, but do not delete the "cookies" stored by your browser. In DOCLINE, clearing the cache prevents outdated data from appearing during a session.

Before clearing your browser's cache, make sure that your browser's options are set correctly, following the DOCLINE System Requirements (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/system_requirements.html)

For instructions on how to clear the cache, click the link of your browser type below:


Internet Explorer 8.x, 9x & 10.x
Firefox


Internet Explorer 8.x, 9.x & 10.x

(Note: Do not delete the "cookies" needed by DOCLINE.)

  1. Select Internet Options from the Tools pull-down menu.
  2. Click the General tab.
    • On the middle of this page is the Browsing history section.
    • Click the Delete button.
  3. The Delete Browsing History dialog box will display.
    • In the Temporary Internet Files section, click the Delete files button.
    • In this dialog box, you are asked - Are you sure you wish to delete all temporary Internet Explorer files?
    • Click the Yes button.
  4. On the middle of this page is the History section.
    • Click the Delete history button.
    • In this dialog box, you are asked - Are you sure you want to delete your history of visited websites?
    • Click the Yes button.
  5. Click the Close button.
  6. Click the OK button on the General tab screen to close the Internet Options window.

Browser Settings for DOCLINE: Internet Explorer 8.x, Internet Explorer 9.x, and Internet Explorer 10.x,


Firefox

(Note: Do not delete the "cookies" needed by DOCLINE.)

  1. From the main menu, select Tools.
  2. On the Tools menu, choose Options.
  3. On the Advanced panel, choose the Network tab.
  4. In the Offline Storage section, click "Clear Now"

Browser Settings for DOCLINE: Firefox


Related Questions:
How do I adjust my computer for best viewing DOCLINE?
List of DOCLINE System Requirements.

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